Saturday , October 16 2021

Jobs at Spacex – RFIC Engineer

Website SpaceX

Job Description:

  • Would you like to become part of team developing silicon for Starlink’s low earth orbit satellites that deliver broadband connectivity to the people who either do not have access to internet or have inconsistent connectivity? Come join the team working on multiple silicon projects that are driving more integration, lower power, mixed signal architectures and advanced silicon technology for deployment in space and ground infrastructures.
  • We are looking for an RFIC design engineer that has experience in integrated RF systems for the silicon in Starlink phased array antennas. This team works in a cutting-edge environment to design chips used on future generation phased array antennas utilizing advanced beamforming techniques.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Simulate and model RFIC systems at a high level and work with system architects, modem/DSP and ASIC engineers to partition functions between hardware and software domains
  • Derive specifications for the RFIC subsystems and circuits
  • Develop RF/microwave circuits in state of the art SiGe or CMOS processes
  • Perform IC floor planning and layout
  • Model package and external parasitic components
  • Evaluate and characterize prototypes of the design
  • Characterize and analyze full radio performance
  • Assist in the development of automated test lab equipment for lab measurements
  • Work with manufacturing engineers on production testing and qualification of the RFIC components and systems

Job Requirements:

  • Strong circuit design skills, and experience performing analysis and simulation of both linear and non-linear circuits such as phase-locked loops, vector modulators/demodulators, oscillators, mixers, filters, low noise and power amplifiers
  • Knowledge of digital communication systems, spread spectrum, single and multi-carrier techniques and modulation types such as QPSK, APSK and QAM
  • Knowledge of RF transceiver architectures
  • RF/microwave design in the Ku-band, K-band and Ka-band frequency range
  • Familiarity with radio related test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, vector signal analyzers, vector signal generator, network analyzers
  • Experience characterizing radio performance in microwave frequencies

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering
  • Circuit design experience
  • Master’s degree or PhD in electrical engineering with an emphasis in RF/microwave integrated circuits design or analog IC design
  • 2+ years of experience via a combination of industry experience, internships and/or academic research
  • 1+ years of experience using simulation tools such as ADS, Spectre, HFSS or Momentum

Job Details:

Company: SpaceX

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: San Jose, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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