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Building next-generation internet satellites to get the world online

Satellite Solutions Engineer

$85k – $160k • 0.025% – 0.05%
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US CITIZENSHIP OR GREEN CARD REQUIRED
(Note: this is due to US export regulations. Sorry, we are unable to make exceptions.)

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Four billion people do not have access to the internet. Astranis is going to change that. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost telecommunications satellites to bring the world online. And to pull it off we have to reinvent microwave radio systems in space using SDRs.

Work with incredibly smart people who have flown things in space before. We are a well-funded team that moves fast. No prior space experience needed, you just need to enjoy getting your hands dirty with real hardware and be ok with struggling to do things that seem impossibly hard.

Our mission and our products are meant to connect the whole world and everyone in it, regardless of race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to come join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.

THE ROLE:
- Run detailed link budgets (model rain fade, interference, satellite pointing error, ground segment performance, etc, etc)
- Frequency planning and coordination
- Contribute to the payload technology roadmap
- Evaluate technical feasibility of various customer or internal proposals (study impact of a proposed change on all aspects of the spacecraft design and operation)
- Leverage knowledge of Astranis payload to maximize performance/capacity at minimum cost and effort to Astranis
- Plan teleport and gateway solutions, developing relationships with third party providers and managing cost
- Represent Astranis at (technical) customer meetings as well as industry conferences
- Work with commercial team to develop and maintain trusting and collaborative customer technical relationships
- Work with all levels of customer organization to help the business development team identify customer's technical needs

REQUIREMENTS
- Degree in Electrical Engineering or a similar technical discipline
- Familiarity with digital communications concepts (modulation, channel coding, pulse shaping, spectral efficiency, multiple access, inter-symbol interference, re-transmissions, OSI layers, etc)
- Familiarity with RF/Antenna concepts (directivity, efficiency, noise figure, noise temperature, path loss, insertion loss, multi-path, distortion, interference, linearity, etc)
- Comfortable with Python or another scripting language
- Strong English language communication skills, both written and oral.
- Desire and ability to make good decisions while collaborating with diverse internal and external customers under tight timelines.
- Willingness and ability to travel as needed, up to 30%.
- US Citizen or Green Card

BONUS
- Three years of recent, relevant experience including significant experience in the satellite ground segment (satellite modem technologies, hubs, user terminals & ground stations).
- Experience working as a RF design engineer
- Experience running detailed link budgets
- Knowledge of the main market segments / verticals served by satellite data communications: cell backhaul, trunking, VSAT, maritime, aero. Government and video a plus but not a must
- Familiarity with common satellite waveforms, including DVB-S2(x) and DVB-RCS(2)
- Knowledge of existing satellite systems in various orbits
- Other languages are considered a plus, especially Spanish, French, Arabic and Japanese
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