RF Design Engineer | Aerospace

YORK SPACE SYSTEMS Denver, CO $110000.00 to $165000.00 per year

As a key member of the RF Engineering team, you will report into “Engineering Manager”.  Seniority will be determined by experience. The Senior TT&C Engineer is responsible for all aspects of the RF System Design and Analysis of the York’s spacecraft communication systems .Maintains a high level of technical expertise working closely with our technology partners and regulatory agencies to perform detailed reviews of link budgets, coverage capabilities and to determine target satellite capabilities. Looks for opportunities to improve the space link efficiency through system design. As an RF Design Engineer, it is expected that they be a liaison between Product Development, Operations, Suppliers and Engineering, and provides high level definition of requirements for new product development to maintain the leading York Space Systems products and services.


       Design, test, and document a custom S-band radio that uses custom electronic designs along with commercially available components.

       Collaborate with team members to gather and finalize requirements for design.

       Research and test commercially available components for suitability in designs.

       Collaborate with other RF Engineers, FPGA designers, and the electrical engineering team on design and testing plans.

       Collaborate with Electrical Engineers to make sure designs are suitable for the space environment.

       Work on schematics and PCB layouts with the Electrical Engineering team for any custom RF electronics needed.

       Assist Electrical Engineering team with other EE tasks as needed, including reviewing electronic designs, schematics, and circuit board layouts.

       May also work on designs at higher microwave frequencies.


Required Qualifications

       Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and/or RF Engineering, with some communication/satellite development background including, but not limited to, RF Communications and Information Systems.

       3+ years of Electrical and RF design experience.

       Schematic design and RF circuit board design experience.

       Understanding of space environment: Radiation, Surface Charging, Thermal, Outgassing, etc.

       Experience in RF systems integration and testing.

       Understanding of FPGA design.

       Handle Stressful situations and deadline pressures well.

       Accepts responsibility for achieving goals and expectations.

       Excellent written and oral communication skills.

       Excellent organizational and multitasking skills with demonstrated ability to execute projects on time and on budget.

       Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation, and presentation skills.

       Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision or in a team.

       Extremely detail orientated.

       Motivated, goal orientated and persistent.

       May require some travel.


Preferred Qualifications

       Understanding of satellite subsystems and orbits.

       Experience with FPGA design

o   Xilinx toolchain (Vivado, Xilinx, Verification IP suite, etc.)

o   Petalinux and Yocto Project

o   Hardware description languages (VHDL, Verilog, etc.)

       Programming experience (C, Python, Bash, etc.)

       Familiarity with git or similar revision control software.

       Comfortable with Linux and Windows.

       Experience with circuit simulation.

       Basic understanding of antenna theory.



York Space Systems provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, military or protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Must have permanent authorization to work in US.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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