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Senior RF Systems Engineer
Posted on 11/23/2022
Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • B.S. in Electrical or Computer Engineer or related field with 6+ years of direct experience in electronics hardware development
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to vehicle avionics architectures and bringing them to flight
  • Strong hands-on experience with VNAs, oscilloscopes, function generators, benchtop digital multimeters, and power supplies
  • Proven experience developing electrical circuit boards and delivering a working product
  • Knowledge of signal integrity, power, grounding, and general board layout principles
  • Experience programming in Python, MATLAB, or another scripting/data analysis language
  • Deep understanding of state-of-the-art communication protocols, their standards, and a demonstrated ability to implement across a vehicle architecture
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering flight avionics for aircraft, launch vehicles, or other space applications
  • Schematic and layout experience using Altium Designer
  • Strong understanding and experience in environmental testing, such as vibration, shock, thermal, and TVAC
  • Direct experience in launch vehicle avionics systems integration
  • Experience with high and low speed instrumentation and data acquisition
  • Firm understanding of instrumentation, interfaces and sensors including power supplies, serial devices, switch topologies, accelerometers, and 4-20mA sensors
  • 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
  • Avionics subject matter expert for satellite bus comms network. You will develop the RF architecture by leading trade studies and determining the technologies the company should invest in long-term
  • Responsible engineer for the satellite Radio. Scope, design, and own the component through the full product lifecycle. Innovate on fault tolerance and bring your spin on reliability for our particular application
  • Actively collaborate with flight software and other subsystem subject matter experts on overall system needs and constraints
  • Ultimate ownership of product acceptance and qualification testing for space environments (Thermal, Vibe, Shock, TVAC, and EMI) with support from the Avionics Test team
  • Collaborate with mechanical designers on packaging for hardware - design for easy assembly, environments robustness, and repeatability
  • Provide direction on system-level validation tests and integration test plans to verify the vehicle is ready for flight
  • Perform root cause analysis on test failures and implement holistic mitigation strategies for flight risks
  • Mentor junior engineers on their projects, challenges, and design methodologies setting a high bar for the future leaders of Varda
Varda Space

1-10 employees

Space terrestrial applications manufacturer
Company Overview
Varda Space’s mission is to manufacture products in space to benefit life on earth. The company is committed to accelerating innovation in space through their microgravity manufacturing platform, with applications including pharmaceuticals, hypersonic testing, and fiber optics.
  • Exciting team of professionals at the top of their field to working by your side
  • Working in El Segundo, CA - an awesome Southern California beach city with quick access to entertainment and outdoor activities
  • Equity in a fully funded space startup that is about to go through massive growth
  • Company parties and generally a fun atmosphere
  • 401(k)
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Health insurance
  • Lunch and snacks provided on site. Dinners twice a week for those working late.
  • Parental leave