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RF Design Engineer

AstroForge

AstroForge

Design
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Description

About the Company

At AstroForge, our mission is to make space resources accessible on Earth. We mine asteroids to extract valuable minerals in space at a lower cost and smaller carbon footprint than current terrestrial mining methods. We offer a unique opportunity to join an exciting team looking to expand humanity’s capabilities in space.


Job Description:

AstroForge is excited to announce an opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our team as a Radio Frequency Engineer. The selected candidate will be an expert in antenna engineering, RF design, high-frequency systems, high-power amplifiers (PA), low-noise amplifiers (LNA), microwave engineering, and front-end development.

Responsibilities:

  • Designing RF hardware for satellite-to-earth ground station communication, focusing on S-band and/or X-band radio frequencies.
  • Board design, operation of RF test equipment, and testing and analyzing RF performance.
  • Designing a S-band radio sub-system for Mission 3 and future missions.
  • Collaborating with the team to ensure effective communication subsystem design.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • Proven experience in RF hardware design, particularly in S-band and/or X-band radios.
  • Proficiency in operating RF test equipment and analyzing RF performance.
  • Knowledge of high-frequency systems, power amplifiers (PA), low-noise amplifiers (LNA), and microwave engineering.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to work onsite in Huntington Beach, CA

Benefits:

  • 100% paid medical, dental, and life insurance coverage
  • Vision and FSA benefits available
  • 3 weeks of PTO + 1 week of sick time
  • 10 paid Holidays
  • Retirement savings plan – 401(k), with company match
  • Equity on the ground floor of a startup

Salary

  • 140k - 160k

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S.,protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.