RF Test Engineer
Posted on 3/27/2023

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Company Overview
SpaceX's mission is to make humanity multiplanetary. The company is working on a next generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
Redmond, WA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)
QA & Testing
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or other engineering discipline
  • RF experience with antennas or communication systems
  • 1+ year experience with radio test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, vector signal analyzers, vector signal generators, and network analyzers
  • 1+ years of programming experience in Python, C#, C++, or MATLAB
  • 1+ years of experience working within high-volume manufacturing and test environments
  • Master's degree in electrical engineering or similar engineering degree
  • Experience designing test solutions for electronics
  • 1+ years of experience analyzing electrical schematics to develop test plans, improve test coverage, and root cause issues
  • 1+ years of experience working with environmental testing such as HALT/HASS, thermal, vibration, shock, humidity, and climatic
  • 1+ years of professional experience testing, troubleshooting, and debugging RF electronics (WiFi routers, phased arrays, modems)
  • 1+ years of experience testing products to meet FCC, IEC, ETSI, EU and international standards
  • 1+ years of professional experience with fast-paced projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly cross-functional role
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding start­up atmosphere
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight
  • Must be willing to travel domestically or internationally as needed
  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here
  • Rapidly develop engineering, production, and design validation test solutions for our high-volume phased array antennas, including measuring overall antenna performance (radiation patterns, SNR, EVM, G/T, EIRP, ACLR, etc.)
  • Analyze collected data and collaborate with RF/antenna engineers to understand device performance and help resolve design issues
  • Manage cycle times and yields, work with production partners to balance quality with rate
  • Write automation software in python to interact with units under test, test equipment, instrumentation, and documentation systems
  • Root cause test failures to ensure issues are fully understood and to provide design recommendations for the product to increase performance, reliability, and yield
  • Interface with senior leadership to influence the fundamental operation of our constellation and network while collaborating with electrical, silicon, software, mechanical, and manufacturing teams to steer this project from initial concept development to full-scale production