Test Specialist
Antenna Lab, Starlink
Posted on 11/15/2022
Redmond, WA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 5+ years of experience as a mmWave/RF technician or associate degree in electrical engineering
  • Hands on experience with RF test equipment, including vector network analyzers, signal generators, and spectrum analyzers
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to read, interpret and follow drawings and electrical schematics
  • Ability to fabricate and repair cable harnesses including: soldering, crimping, assembling connectors
  • Ability to solder 0201 components under a microscope
  • Experience with basic networking and IP configurations
  • Exposure to Linux and introductory level proficiency in python programming
  • Experience working with near-field antenna measurement systems
  • Hands on problem solver
  • Strong computer and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Must be willing to work all shifts, overtime, and weekends as needed
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs
  • Repetitive assembly operations, grasping, standing, lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • 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
  • Use manual and automated techniques to perform antenna performance measurements including the use of signal generators, spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, power meters, and other microwave components
  • Set up, tear down, reconfigure, calibrate, validate and document specialized antenna test setups given general direction and guidance
  • Collect, validate, and present measurement results
  • Assemble, configure, and operate test benches and thermal chambers, and coordinate usage between teams
  • Rework PCBAs per instructions and documentation
  • Perform in-house scheduled maintenance and calibrations on test systems
  • Support design engineers with measurement requests, building up mechanical test fixtures, etc
  • Select and procure lab equipment and RF components from suppliers, and maintain stock of commonly-used parts
  • Arrange yearly RF test equipment calibrations with onsite/offsite vendors
  • Track inventory of all lab equipment, test boards, etc
  • Manage shipping/receiving logistics for the team
  • Enforce lab organization, cleanliness, and ESD-safe handling practices
  • Adapt to constantly-changing work assignments and fast-paced environment

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.