RF Hardware Engineer

New York / New Jersey /
5G Engineering /
Full-Time
At E-SPACE, we believe space should be accessible to everyone, from the visionaries discovering our future in space today to the countless generations of innovators to come. We are on track to build the world’s largest, most sustainable space-based network. Led by industry pioneers and backed by world-class investors, we are assembling a team of best-in-class aerospace, software, and materials  engineers and scientists to make this vision a reality.  

We are looking for an RF Hardware Engineer to lead the design and build of our space and ground RF related electrical systems. This role will work closely with other hardware engineering counterparts to architect and design innovative systems using cutting edge technology and techniques to achieve high levels of performance and form factor optimization. 

This role is available in our Beverly, MA, Bethesda, MD, or Toulouse, France locations.

Responsibilities

    • Lead RF hardware development efforts from concept, creation and through mass production 
    • Work with internal engineering teams to distill system requirements into hardware architectures 
    • Identify optimal integrated circuits, components and technologies to meet product goals 
    • Lead board-level RF design and characterization from baseband to antenna 
    • Collaborate with antenna engineers on the design, control and test of phased array systems 
    • Lead schematic capture efforts and drive PCB CAD and manufacturing efforts 
    • Document and drive board bring-up and design verification test plans 
    • Document and drive all design review gates through production sign-off 
    • Support engagements with external design partners and contract manufacturers 
    • Support RF DVT and Calibration efforts, including test creation and algorithm development 
    • Support internal RF software and systems teams and lead hardware troubleshooting efforts  

Qualifications

    • B.S. in Electrical Engineering required, M.S. in Electrical Engineering is a plus 
    • 10+ years in wireless hardware system design for 3GPP and/or satellite applications 
    • Knowledge of 3GPP 4G LTE and 5G NR protocols and RF minimum performance specs 
    • Knowledge of radiation hardening and shielding measures for space-based hardware is a plus 
    • Experience with RF/A design and layout for transceiver, front ends, and antennas 
    • Experience with phased antenna array operation, control and characterization 
    • Experience with PCB layout for highest level of density (e.g., blind / buried uVia, fine pitch, etc.) 
    • Experience with PCB techniques and design for power and thermal management 
    • Experience with PCB simulation and design for EMI / EMC performance  
    • Mass production experience both domestic and overseas 
    • Antenna design and test experience is plus, RFIC design experience is a plus 
    • Proficiency with Cadence EDA tools for schematic capture, PCB layout, PI/SI analysis 
    • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with short development times 
    • Strong communication and collaboration skills 
While we offer amazing compensation with great stock options, annual pay, bonuses, free lunches, and health benefits, more importantly, you should join our team for the opportunity to grow personally, and have a high impact on the lives of millions of people. We love solving the hard problems, the rigor of deep engineering, bleeding-edge technology, and helping the world.