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Electrical Engineer - Radio Hardware

  • Job
    Junior Level
  • Engineering
  • $120K - $155K
  • San Francisco
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  • You need a passion for hardware development, hands-on design, Altium experience, high-density PCB design skills, analog/mixed-signal circuit design abilities, and experience with RF signal chains. Bonus if you have experience with wideband data converters, RF test equipment, and Python automation.
  • You will design, test, and integrate ultra high-speed digital data systems, work with cutting-edge technology, recruit new team members, and validate full radio signal chains for spacecraft at Astranis Space Technologies.


  • B.S. or M.S. in electrical or computer engineering, or equivalent technical degree
  • A passion for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on design and development
  • Demonstrated ability to personally design, build, and test hardware from scratch
  • Experience with Altium or similar EDA tools
  • Experience with high-density PCB design
  • Strong analog/mixed-signal circuit design skills
  • Experience designing high speed clock trees
  • Comfortable working with full RF signal chain
  • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.
  • Bonus:
  • Experience using state of the art wideband programmable data converters
  • Familiarity with radio nonidealities (HD, IMD, IQ imbalance, gain ripple, group delay distortion)
  • Familiarity with high speed SERDES protocols (double bonus: JESD204B)
  • Experience with RF test + measurement equipment
  • Experience with digital communications theory and measurement
  • Experience with Python for measurement automation and data analysis


  • Design and test ultra high speed digital data systems
  • Work with state of the art FPGAs and data converters
  • Design and lay out PCBs to implement these systems
  • Test and validate full radio signal chain
  • Integrate these systems into the spacecraft by working closely with the rest of the team
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team.


What are the main responsibilities of an Electrical Engineer - Radio Hardware at Astranis?

The main responsibilities include designing, qualifying, and testing custom software defined radios, working closely with RTL, Comms, and RF designs to design radio systems for payloads and TTC systems, and designing state of the art high-speed hardware.

What skills are necessary for this role?

Candidates should have a strong understanding of signals in volts, bits, and dB's, as well as experience designing high-speed hardware and working with radio systems.

What kind of experience is preferred for this position?

Preferred candidates will have experience in designing state-of-the-art hardware, working with custom software defined radios, and collaborating with RTL, Comms, and RF designs.

Can you describe the working environment for an Electrical Engineer - Radio Hardware at Astranis?

You will work in a collaborative team environment, closely cooperating with other engineers to design and test radio hardware systems. The work is fast-paced and requires attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills.

Small, low-cost communications satellites, in higher orbits.

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Mission & Purpose

Astranis is building small, low-cost telecommunications satellites. Our mission is to help get online the 4 billion people who are without internet access.