👷 RF Test & Verification Engineer

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Capella is at the forefront of making vital information about our world accessible in a timely manner. We’re leveraging proven technologies and building new capabilities to create a constellation of SAR satellites that can collect information about any spot on the planet within an hour.At Capella you’ll workin a collaborative team environment, alongside smart people with a history of space mission success. No prior space experience is needed—we’re looking for people excited about tackling seemingly impossible challenges, learning new skills and concepts, and helping each other achieve success.Our mission and our products are meant to understand the whole world and help everyone in it, regardless of race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger.We value diversity at Capella and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position, but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!

About the Role

Capella is currently seeking an RF Test & Verification Engineer to join our spacecraft production team in San Francisco, CA. The spacecraft production team is responsible for integration, test, and verification of everything that ultimately goes to space, as well as the supporting ground test infrastructure. You will be collaborating cross-functionally with RF systems design, ground software, mechanical, and spacecraft operations teams to deliver RF subsystems and verify RF performance at the spacecraft assembly level. This position provides growth opportunities for leadership roles within spacecraft production or to transition to R&D.


  • Own the verification and troubleshooting of RF subsystems through all phases of spacecraft production
  • Bring-up and test of RF subassemblies
  • Test automation scripting
  • Test fixture development
  • RF system budget maintenance and generation of performance predicts
  • Vendor management (e.g. PCB assembly, RF purchased parts)
  • Engineering documentation control (parts lists, drawings, procedures)


  • BSEE + 5 years related experience, or MSEE + 3 years related experience
  • Advanced knowledge of RF test equipment such as network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and arbitrary waveform generators
  • Knowledge of RF system architecture and impairments
  • Knowledge of antenna properties and transmission line theory
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python
  • Hands-on experience working with RF PCB-based circuits


  • Hands-on experience with high-power RF electronics
  • Experience in space systems or other mission-critical field
  • Familiarity with Linux systems

In addition to an opportunity to take part in an innovative and fast-growing business with a highly motivated and skilled team, we also take pride in taking care of our employees. Here are just a few ways that we show our appreciation:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flex Spending
  • Short and Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • FSA and HSA
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible PTO
  • Gourmet-style, Daily Lunch
  • Capella Community Events
  • Equity Commuter and Parking benefits
  • Parental Leave
  • Dog-friendly Work Environment (SF)
  • Cell and Internet Monthly Stipend
Capella Space

Capella Space

United States, San Francisco

Posted 3 months ago

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