Sr. RF Communications Engineer
Posted on 12/31/2022
West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or computer science
  • 5+ years of experience designing, analyzing, or testing wireless communication systems
  • Master's degree in electrical engineering with focus on digital signal processing, or communication systems, or microwave engineering
  • Experience with Python (or other language) programming for processing of antenna patterns or vehicle trajectories
  • Experience with link budget analysis, power flux density, dilution of precision, doppler, etc
  • Experience with test equipment such as spectrum analyzer, signal generator, network analyzer, channel emulator, power meters, software-defined radios - and common RF passive components
  • Experience with digital communication theory and testing, Bit Error Rate, EVM and System Noise Figure
  • Previous experience with RF design tools such ADS, AWR Microwave Office, CST, HFSS
  • Competency in software development practices such as testing and continuous integration
  • Experience performing interference analysis and EMI/EMC evaluation for RF systems
  • Knowledge of digital communication systems including spread spectrum, forward error correction, and modulation types such as FSK, BPSK, QPSK, QAM, and PCM/FM
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills, and ability to collaborate with other engineering disciplines
  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed to support critical milestones
  • 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
  • Perform analysis to support system architecture trades or verify the system design - including antenna pattern coverage, co-site interference, link budget, multiple access, etc
  • Conduct or participate in customer and/or program technical review or flight readiness presentations
  • Lead and conduct troubleshooting and root cause system level performance anomalies
  • Design and architect wireless systems for various aspects of launch vehicles
  • Support RF system testing and demonstrations

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.
  • Benefits and Perks - Our employees’ well-being is important to us and essential to our capacity to do extraordinary things. We offer a wide variety of programs to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families.
Company Core Values
  • Make History - SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and in 2012 our Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. And in 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to take humans there as well.
  • Reusability - SpaceX believes a fully and rapidly reusable rocket is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access. The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which historically has flown only once.
  • Landing - SpaceX’s family of Falcon launch vehicles are the first and only orbital class rockets capable of reflight. Depending on the performance required for the mission, Falcon lands on one of our autonomous spaceport droneships out on the ocean or one of our landing zones near our launch pads.