RF Systems Engineer - Satellite Payloads

  • 6221 S Racine Cir, Englewood, CO 80111, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Join SEAKR Engineering, a leading-edge provider of advanced electronics for space applications. Pushing the boundaries of technology on a mission to change the world for the better from space.

Job Description

Seeking a talented and highly motivated RF Systems Engineer that will contribute to the development of RF and Digital payloads for space applications.  

  • This candidate will be an architect for RF payload system concepts including and integrating RF/Digital Processors with typical satellite RF chain elements (including but not limited to) oscillators, frequency converters, filters, power amplifiers and antennas
  • Will have experience working with RF/Digital processors and software defined radios
  • Will have experience with full RF system level link budget analysis
  • Will have experience with satellite communication including knowledge of RF technology and DSP waveforms
  • Will manage requirements for proposals and through the program life cycle including delegating system level specifications down to the module level
  • Will bring new and creative solutions to the table
  • Interfaces with subject matter experts and providers of various subsystem products and technologies
  • ·         Interfaces with the RF Design team to understand various RF processing architectures and assess for compliance

    ·         Supports hands-on efforts in the lab from prototype through flight

  • Identifies system behaviors and Con-Ops, required for emulation of unit interfaces
  • Support Flight and/or Engineering Model system integration and checkout prior to formal test
  • Technical coordination of subcontractor


  • Experience with RF Systems for space is a must
  • Experience in development and delivery of space RF/digital processing systems and RF payloads, including analysis and test
  • Understanding of RF communications terminology and concepts needed to design a RF system from the antenna to the digital payload and back
  • Experience in analog to digital and digital to analog conversion
  • Experience with RF analysis using tools including (but not limited to) AWR Microwave Office, AWR VSS, HFSS and Matlab
  • Experience with high speed clocking solutions for RF components
  • Understanding of DSP and modulation concepts
  • Design experience of satellite RF communication system components is a plus
  • Experience with high profile briefings to internal executives and customers
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams (hardware/software) to produce advanced RF payloads and/or digital systems.
  • Proven ability to develop and analyze technical requirements, perform trade studies, conduct major design reviews (e.g. PDR and/or CDR).
  • Experience with proposal development, technical and cost submissions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with customers, management, and peers
  • Hands-on hardware experience with flight hardware
  • Knowledge of RF test and measurement
  • Excellent Microsoft office skills

Additional Information

  • SEAKR is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. 
  • US Citizenship Required
  • SEAKR offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits.  
  • Location: Colorado; relocation available.



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