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EMI/EMC Test Specialist

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    Junior & Mid Level
  • IT & Cybersecurity
  • San Francisco
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  • You must have experience with EMI/EMC testing standards, anechoic chambers, test equipment, scripting languages, and RF testing. Strong communication, problem-solving, and teamwork skills are essential. Willingness to work overtime and weekends when needed is a must.
  • You will perform EMC/EMI testing, design test fixtures, operate testing equipment, troubleshoot issues, develop procedures, provide feedback for test optimization, and maintain test facilities at Astranis Space Technologies.


  • Familiarity with MIL-STD-461 / SMC-T-008 standards
  • Knowledge of an anechoic chamber
  • Knowledge of hardware such as spectrum analyzer, signal generator, LNA, PA, attenuator, coupler
  • Experience with scripting languages is required, preferably Python, Linux Shell, Bash, and/or PowerShell
  • Hands-on experience using electrical test equipment (multimeters, oscilloscopes, or power supplies) and data acquisition systems
  • Experience developing and executing test plans and procedures from requirements
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and teamwork skills
  • Willing and able to work overtime and/or weekends as required
  • 2+ years of working experience in a testing environment or role
  • Bonus:
  • Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of dBm, Psat, P1dB, induction, and common EM noise sources
  • Experience with designing and building electrical harnesses and connectors
  • Radio Frequency Test experience (network analyzers, signal generators)
  • Able to efficiently draft fixtures, tools, structures, and electrical schematics using a CAD system
  • Ability to author and redline clear and concise test procedures, build procedures, and process instructions
  • Able to troubleshoot unit and test rack issues with little to no supervision
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics (engineering drawings, circuit layouts, and parts lists), cable harnesses (wiring diagrams, layout drawings, and parts lists), and mechanical assemblies (mechanical drawings and parts lists)


  • Perform EMC/EMI emission and immunity testing of spacecraft electronics
  • Execute functional and performance tests for spacecraft electronics, both manual and automated
  • Design and fabricate harnesses and test fixtures from conceptual drawings
  • Operate a spectrum analyzer, VNA, power meter, high-power amplifier, and oscilloscope
  • Independently perform verifications and document results in a clear, precise and complete manner
  • Provide first-level troubleshooting, assist root cause efforts, and implement corrective actions for test and support equipment failures
  • Develop standard operating procedures for test operations and related processes to train test operators across all environments
  • Provide Design for Test feedback to optimize processes and test setups
  • Maintain and calibrate the test facilities and equipment


What does an EMI/EMC Test Specialist do in this role?

An EMI/EMC Test Specialist in this role will perform electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing on our satellites to ensure they meet regulatory standards and operate effectively in space.

What kind of experience or skills are required for this role?

Applicants should have experience in EMI/EMC testing, knowledge of regulatory standards, and the ability to interpret test results. Experience with satellite systems and software-defined radio payloads would be a plus.

What impact will the EMI/EMC Test Specialist have on the company's mission?

The EMI/EMC Test Specialist will play a critical role in ensuring our satellites operate effectively and meet regulatory standards, allowing us to provide connectivity to millions of people around the globe.

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.