Maxar is looking for a RF Software Engineer to join our team in Palo Alto, CA or San Jose, CA. In this role, you will be supporting RF and Optical Payload testing of spacecraft and major sub-assemblies during Assembly, Integration, & Test of satellites performing commercial and civil missions involving communication, earth observation, and lunar gateway activities.
Life with Us
Your Project: As a member of a team of Support Equipment Engineers, you will be working with requirements, developing domain knowledge, and designing specialized software systems used for Satellite RF and Optical Payload testing.
Your Career: We’re very serious about professional development and continuing education at Maxar. We offer our team members with the opportunity to define their own career trajectory. Our group has amazing resources to support learning and development. You will work with your supervisor, or a mentor, to set goals and design a development plan to advance your career.
What We Offer: Time for dedicated professional development, conference attendance, corporate partner and industry training, peer group collaboration, hackathons, as well as paid certifications, education reimbursement and student loan forgiveness.
What you'll do day-to-day (with your colleagues):
Collaborate with systems engineering, payload test engineers, and external customers to understand, capture, and derive software requirements
Maintain engineering controlled software release and deployment cycle
Develop new and updated test algorithms in coordination with payload systems engineering
Provide software related feedback and insight to teams engineering test racks and other hardware
Support deployment and end-users, including creating design documents, user’s manuals, configuration management systems, and real-time troubleshooting
As needed, provide 24/7 software support to production staff
Support launch activities
Minimum requirements for this position:
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering/science, electrical engineering, physics, math, or related field. 4 additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree.
5 years of related work experience. A Master's degree may count for 2 years of experience.
Either RF test experience or ATE software experience
Willingness to learn: RF theory, software development for engineering environments, systems for engineering controlled manufacturing and development (CMMI, ISO9000, etc), numerous related technical subjects
Familiarity with basic electronic instruments E.G. DMM/Voltmeter, Oscilloscope, Power supplies
Familiarity with networking concepts such as: IP/Mac addresses, Subnet masks, TCP/IP protocol etc.
Willingness to learn to operate Linux based systems
Experience with one of the following: Python, C/C++, LabVIEW, or equivalent
Ability to work with teams of engineers to represent test software during investigations of engineering issues and implementation of controlled engineering solutions
Ability to independently diagnose complex electronic issues and devise possible solutions
These skills would be amazing
RF Instrument Experience E.G. Network analyzers, Power sensors, Signal Generators, & Spectrum Analyzers
Specifically Rohde & Schwarz Vector Signal Generators
Experience operating in and around Thermal Vacuum chambers (TVAC)
Experience operating in and around antenna test chambers (Anechoic chambers)
Experience working in cleanroom environments as stringent as ISO 5/10K
Experience performing failure/root-cause analysis
Experience in satellite or other spacecraft manufacturing
Experience performing DevOps activities including release management, network configuration, NATs/Routers
Experience working in engineering controlled environments
Hands-on experience with flight hardware
Experience devising and executing engineering tests then analyzing and presenting the resulting data
Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.