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Electrical Engineering Manager - Digital Hardware Design

  • Job
    Senior (5-8 years) - Expert / Leadership (9+ years)
  • Engineering
  • $150K - $200K
  • San Francisco
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AI generated summary

  • You must have extensive experience in FPGA-based software defined radios for space satellites, mixed-signal hardware design, PCB-level design, project management skills, and a passion for hardware development. Strong communication, leadership, and mentorship abilities are essential.
  • You will lead a team designing cutting-edge software defined radios for space, manage complex PCBAs, architect high-speed mixed signal systems, & drive technical innovation.


  • An individual who has built and overseen the entire design cycle of FPGA based software defined radios for GEO space telecommunications satellites
  • Proven record of delivering custom designed hardware that spans the entire range of signal chain design, integration of FPGAs with high speed data converters, custom power and clocking solutions, and supporting RTL development
  • Experience with design and analysis of payloads for satellite communications, including radiation effects within FPGA based systems or highly complex digital devices
  • History of leading small teams and mentoring employees, strong communication skills, and ability to make high impact decisions under uncertainty.
  • B.S. or higher in electrical or computer engineering, or similar technical degree
  • 8+ years of professional experience in mixed-signal and high-speed digital hardware design. Examples include FPGAs, high speed data converters, SerDes and high speed serial links, networking, JESD204C
  • 8+ years of PCB-level experience designing hardware from concept through production (schematic capture, layout, bring-up, characterization, etc)
  • Proven leadership through project management, mentorship, and people management experience
  • A passion for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on design
  • Bonus:
  • Strong background in mixed signal system performance measurement, design validation, and debugging (EVM testing, spur analysis, multi-carrier measurements, etc)
  • Experience simulating high speed digital protocols using Ansys SIwave, Keysight ADS, or similar tools
  • Experience with Altium or similar EDA tools for high-density PCB design
  • Strong background in digital communications theory and measurement of radio nonidealities (HD, IMD, IQ imbalance, gain ripple, group delay distortion, etc)


  • Lead and develop a team of electrical engineers to design industry shattering software defined radios capable of running complex signal processing algorithms in space!
  • Oversee and manage design workflows for highly complex PCBAs with integrated compute, high speed I/O, data converters, and power distribution.
  • Architect ultra high-speed mixed signal systems to achieve the most efficient and flexible communications payloads, integrating them with the rest of the spacecraft
  • Ensure competitiveness through continuous technical innovation and industry expertise


What are the main responsibilities of an Electrical Engineering Manager in Digital Hardware Design?

The main responsibilities include overseeing architecture definition, board design, testing, and qualification of custom Software Defined Radios.

What qualifications and experience are required for this position?

Candidates should have a degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field, as well as experience in digital hardware design and project management.

What skills are important for success in this role?

Strong leadership and communication skills are essential, as well as a deep understanding of digital hardware design principles and practices.

How will success be measured in this position?

Success will be measured by the timely delivery of high-quality Software Defined Radios, adherence to project timelines and budgets, and the ability to effectively lead and mentor a team.

What opportunities for growth and advancement are available in this role?

Opportunities for advancement may include taking on larger, more complex projects, moving into a higher-level management role, or exploring new technologies and applications within the field of digital hardware design.

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.