Principal Broadband Communications Integration Engineer in Redmond, WA

SpaceX   •  

Redmond, WA 98052

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


11 - 15 years

Posted 56 days ago

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.



  • Integrate communications and networking component systems
  • Develop intermediate and prototype technologies to accelerate integration and development
  • Create test plans, templates and strategies for block and system level tests, to test integrated broadband communications solutions for both function and performance
  • Write scripts using common scripting languages
  • Develop, maintain and extend test automation infrastructure
  • Maintain and continuously improve test collateral and processes, continuous integration
  • Execute functional testing, system testing, regression and performance testing, in the laboratory and in the field
  • Configure test equipment for operation, satellite link emulator, network emulator, etc.
  • Interpret test automation results and track new and existing test failures
  • Work with component design teams to remedy test failures and improve performance
  • Prepare reports documenting test results, test coverage and other KPI metrics, and communicate issues effectively with developers and managers
  • Keep abreast of latest advances in test and automation practices


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering
  • 12+ years of professional experience with hardware design, programming or integration and test of hardware


  • Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering
  • 8+ years of professional experience with integration and test of communication systems
  • 8+ years of experience integrating and/or testing cellular 3G/4G/5G, WiFi, or similar protocol stacks
  • 12+ years of experience with Linux and Linux tools for automation
  • 12+ years of experience with C/C++ and Python
  • Familiar with lab test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, vector signal analyzers, vector signal generator, satellite link emulator/channel emulator, network analyzers, packet load modules, and network emulators
  • Demonstrable experience in script development for test automation
  • Deep understanding in communication and signal processing theory
  • Demonstrable experience in creating test plans and setting up test beds
  • Experience with design/verification of complex ASICs/FPGAs
  • Experience with Atlassian tool suite - JIRA, Stash, Bamboo
  • Familiar with version control tool Git/Gerrit, SVN
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently

Valid Through: 2019-11-11