SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out
exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are
not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this
possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
SOFTWARE ENGINEER – RF TEST
As a software engineer on the RF/RFIC team you will develop tools and
reusable libraries for instrument control, data collection and analysis
of the radio subsystems. You will use these tools to collect, analyze,
and present measurement data to gain insight into both component and
system performance. Much of the measurement system software and hardware
that you create will be first-generation, supporting RF/RFIC designs
well into the future.
The job includes:
- Proposing and developing a longer-term software architecture for
automated test infrastructure, encompassing instrument control, data
capture, data analysis and data organization.
- Designing and building unique and technically-challenging automated
measurement systems, including both hardware and software design.
- Collaborating with the RF/RFIC engineers to create chip designs that
are easily testable.
- Working closely with FPGA and ASIC engineers to design appropriate
hardware control interfaces.
- Analyzing collected data and collaborating with RF/RFIC engineers to
understand device performance and help resolve design issues.
- Supporting RFIC consumers by creating documentation, datasheets and
fully-tested reference designs.
The job may include:
- Developing hardware systems, PCBs and digital control solutions
(possibly microcontroller- or FPGA-based) for the test systems.
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science or electrical engineering.
- 2+ years of work experience in one or more of the following
- Previous experience with SQL or NoSQL.
- Previous work experience in development of multi-threaded
applications and systems.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- PhD or Masters of Science degree in CS/EE.
- Familiarity with MATLAB and/or JMP for data analysis.
- Familiarity with serial digital communication protocols such as SPI,
I2C, JTAG, RFFE and software/hardware solutions to exercise these.
- Familiarity with microcontrollers, FPGAs, and/or basic digital
signal processing concepts.
- Familiarity with radio-related test equipment such as spectrum
analyzers, vector signal analyzers, vector signal generators, and
- Must have knowledge of statistical concepts and techniques.
- Must have strong communication skills and ability to work well
within a fast-paced team.
- Must have strong troubleshooting and debugging skills.
- Must be willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed.
- 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 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or
eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S.
Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.
SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX 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.
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for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring
reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should
notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.