Staff Electrical Hardware Engineer

Austin, TX
Engineering – Electronics /
Full-time /
Please Note: To conform with the United States Government Space Technology Export Regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., conditional resident, asylee or refugee (protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous work, CesiumAstro is the place for you.

We are looking to add a Staff Electrical Hardware Engineer to our team. If you enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about developing leading-edge hardware for satellites, spacecraft, and aerospace systems, we would like to hear from you.
In this position, you will be responsible for leading the design and development of board-level high-speed digital electronics, including products based on processors, FPGAs, and GPUs, through all phases of the development process. Projects will include software-defined radios, single-board computers, digital architectures for communication systems, and hardware products for artificial intelligence and machine learning.

As a Staff Engineer you will be responsible for leading hardware product design from initial concept through requirements definition, architecture definition, part selection, detailed design, analysis, manufacturing, testing, qualification, and in-orbit support of Cesium's products. Hardware design tasks will include roadmap planning, block diagrams, schematics, PCB layout and routing, analyses (e.g. signal integrity, failure method), testing, and qualification. As a Staff Engineer, a significant scope of your role will be to serve as a technical and professional mentor for the Hardware team. You will also be expected to scrutinize circuit-level electrical designs and provide feedback to design engineers.

The successful candidate will also present engineering design review materials to our customers and executive team, as well as participate in proposal-writing efforts. As such, excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.


    • A Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS) or Doctorate (PhD) degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited university.
    • 14 years of industry experience in high-speed digital electronics design, analysis, and testing.
    • Extensive experience independently designing high-speed digital, analog, and mixed-signal hardware products from concept through schematic, layout, manufacturing, test, and deployment.
    • Experience designing high-speed digital hardware system architectures.
    • Expert-level proficiency in electronics design (EDA) tools such as Altium.
    • Expert-level proficiency in high-speed digital PCB layout.
    • Expertise in board-level signal integrity simulation tools.
    • Expertise in high-reliability design for space applications
    • Extensive hands-on experience with lab instruments such as oscilloscopes, , logic analyzers, waveform generators, etc.
    • Demonstrated skill in coaching, mentoring and developing technical skills with staff
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


    • Worst-case circuit analysis, failure method and criticality analyses, and reliability analysis.
    • Programming (C/C++, Python, MATLAB, etc.).
    • EMI/EMC design and mitigation techniques.
CesiumAstro considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills. Full-time employment offers include company stock options and a generous benefits package featuring health, dental, vision, HSA, FSA, life and retirement plans. 
CesiumAstro, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.