Senior RF Communications Engineer

Englewood, Colorado
R&D /
Full-time (Regular) /
Hybrid
ispace, inc. is a global lunar resource development company with the vision, “Expand our Planet. Expand our Future.” specializing in designing and building lunar landers and rovers. ispace aims to extend the sphere of human life into space and create a sustainable world by providing high-frequency, low-cost transportation services to the Moon. The company has offices in Japan, Luxembourg, and the United States and is growing rapidly.  ispace Technologies U.S., based in Englewood, Colorado, focuses on high-capacity payload lunar landers.

With locations in the U.S., Japan, and Europe, ispace is positioned to be a global leader in the exploration and development of the moon. Let's go to the moon together! Our team is growing, and we are actively looking for great people to join the ispace mission.

ispace Technologies U.S. located in Denver Colorado is looking for a highly motivated and talented RF Engineer to join its new team.

Responsibilities:

    • Design and test Lunar Lander RF Communications architecture and requirements
    • Partner with GNC, Flight Software and Systems Integration to develop on-orbit and lunar surface CONOPs as it relates to uplink and downlink communication
    • Develop and manage RF link budget across all phases of the mission
    • Participate in all program milestones including trade studies, design reviews, software and hardware-level test, and on-orbit operations
    • Create electromagnetic simulation models of hardware (antennas, filters, PCB layout) to design and evaluate performance

Required Skills/Experience:

    • BS in electrical engineering, computer engineering or physics. We will consider an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience
    • 8+ years of relevant work experience in launch vehicle and/or spacecraft Avionics systems
    • Experience with simulation and programming tools (ex. Matlab/Simulink, C++, Python)
    • Ability to perform RF communication design and analysis tasks, and support mission operations
    • Familiarity with project management tools, including Atlassian

Desired Skills/Experience

    • BS in electrical engineering, computer engineering or physics. We will consider an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience
    • Demonstrated professional experience in launch vehicle and/or spacecraft RF Communications
    • Ability to solve complex problems in a fast-paced collaborative interdisciplinary team environment
    • Experience with 3D CAD (Solidworks, NX, or similar) and electrical schematic capture software
    • Extensive experience with Matlab & Simulink
    • Strong interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
    • Self-motivated learner 

Additional Requirements

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced design and development environment
    • Schedule may vary depending on program development needs; flexibility required
    • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required

Compensation and Benefits

    • Competitive salary based upon experience - $125k+
    • Equity/Stock options
    •  Medical/vision/dental health benefits (Some 100% company paid options available for employee only) 
    • Hybrid work schedule
    • Company-paid public transportation on RTD buses and light rail (RTD EcoPass) 
    • Paid vacation (18 days), Sick days (6 days), Holidays (12 paid holidays)
    • 401(k)
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.  

ispace is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with ispace is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
 
Eligible candidates must be willing to undergo and successfully complete a criminal background screening prior to hire.
ispace Technologies, US, Inc. is a drug-free workplace.
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