RF Integration & Test Engineer
Posted on 3/22/2024
Astranis

201-500 employees

Building low-cost satellites for global internet access
Company Overview
Astranis Space Technologies is a leader in the telecommunications industry, specializing in the creation of small, cost-effective satellites aimed at providing internet access to the 4 billion people globally who are currently without. The company's unique satellite broadband networks offer unparalleled capabilities, attracting both commercial and government customers, and have led to partnerships with top industry players like Orbits Corp, Pacific Dataport, Grupo Andesat, and Anuvu. These collaborations are not only expanding Astranis' global reach but also enabling the company to bring high-speed internet to underserved communities, demonstrating its commitment to social impact.
Hardware
Aerospace
B2C

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding

$555.3M

Founded

2015

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

6%

1 year growth

14%

2 year growth

36%
Locations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Python
CategoriesNew
QA & Testing
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Design Engineering
RF and Microwave Engineering
Automation Testing
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Experience taking measurements on RF and mixed signal devices with standard test equipment: signal generators, spectrum analyzers, Vector Network Analyzers (VNA’s), power sensors, RF switches, attenuators, filters, and oscilloscopes.
  • 2+ years of professional experience in system-level design and testing of electrical hardware systems.
  • Experience with Python or other high-level scripting languages
  • Strong electrical systems engineering intuition and critical thinking.
  • Hands-on experience using electrical test equipment (multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, etc.).
  • Ability to accurately estimate complexity and duration of testing.
  • Experience developing test plans and test procedures from requirements.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Strong communication skills.
  • Strong sense of accountability, integrity, and team focus with extensive multitasking and organizational experience.
Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain automation software in Python that interacts with RF test equipment and flight RF hardware: frequency converters, RF amplifiers, oscillators, software defined radios, data converters, and antennas.
  • Responsible for the development, execution, and documentation of system verification tests on flight and flight-representative satellite communications hardware.
  • Develop electrical test plans and procedures based on concepts and designs to verify as-built flight hardware and spacecraft.
  • Design and build electrical ground support equipment (EGSE) for testing.
  • Incorporate tests into reusable automated test architectures.
  • Evaluate non-conformances to determine root cause, create actionable items, and system improvements.
  • Collaborate with engineers from many disciplines to optimize proposed designs for integration, testing, and manufacturability.
  • Create, maintain and communicate detailed schedules, ensuring the team is aware of tasks and deadlines, including resource identification and acquisition.
  • Design and create representative RF hardware testbeds + simulators to support software development and system validation.
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and training additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team!