Sr. RF / Microwave Engineer in Redmond, WA

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

SpaceX   •  

Redmond, WA 98052

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


8 - 10 years

Posted 35 days ago

SpaceX is looking for RF/Microwave engineers of all levels for their Seattle office. The candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team focused on developing all elements of new high performance wireless digital communication systems from antenna to protocol level.


  • Simulating/modeling RF front-end systems, working with System Architects, Modem/DSP and ASIC engineers to partition functions between hardware and software domains
  • Deriving RF hardware specifications for the RF system and RF blocks
  • Develop RF/microwave circuits, components, MMICs, board and packages
  • Evaluate and characterize prototypes and RF components
  • Characterize and analyze full radio performance
  • Assist in the development of automated test equipment for lab measurements
  • Work with manufacturing engineers on production testing of RF avionics components and systems


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline
  • 7+ years of research and/or industry experience in RF/microwave circuit design


  • Master's degree or PhD in an engineering discipline with emphasis in RF/microwave circuits or electromagnetic theory
  • Experience with design of linear and non-linear circuits such as power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, mixers, filters and PLLs
  • Thorough understanding of RF passive components
  • Familiar with radio related test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, vector signal analyzers, vector signal generator, network analyzers
  • Experience characterizing radio performance at microwave frequencies
  • Knowledge of digital communication systems, spread spectrum, single and multi-carrier techniques and modulation types such as QPSK, APSK and QAM
  • RF/microwave design using ADS, HFSS, AWR or similar
  • Understanding of electromagnetic propagation and antenna systems
  • Schematic and layout using Altium Designer or other PCB design tool
  • Experience in Matlab, Python, C++ or equivalent tools for modeling and analyzing RF systems
  • Python and/or LabVIEW programming experience for test automation
  • Digital communication theory with emphasis on bit error rate and system noise figure
  • RF/microwave design in the Ku, Ka, V and E-band frequency range

Valid Through: 2019-11-11