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Communications/DSP - Associate Engineer Program (Fall 2023)

Company: Astranis
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Engineer positions typically last for twelve weeks, and are salaried roles designed for students who have already received a bachelor's degree (or who will have done so before working at Astranis).
As an Associate Engineer, you will have an amazing opportunity to work on hard problems - we pride ourselves on giving everyone at Astranis a chance to do meaningful work on challenging projects, and our Associate Engineers work on projects that are of equal importance and difficulty to the projects we give our full-time employees. Many past Associate Engineers have designed and tested hardware/software that is heading to space on our first satellite, and many now work at Astranis full-time.
If you are still a college student, please apply to join us as an Intern.


  • Design signal processing for custom software defined radio hardware (ex. channelization, equalization, PA linearization, gain control, carrier synchronization, symbol mapping, framing, channel coding/FEC, etc)
  • Work closely with FPGA developers to implement and test the signal processing on radio hardware
  • Model the end-to-end radio system from earth to space, and back.
  • Drive radio architecture trade studies, run link budgets, optimize the radio system for maximum performance for dozens of markets and use cases around the world


    • Have a four-year degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering (or equivalent technical degree)
    • A passion for working in a fast-paced environment and constantly learning
    • Strong fundamentals in "signals and systems" (basic transforms, filters, aliasing, analysis in both continuous and discrete domains, interpolation, decimation, etc)
    • Strong fundamentals in digital communications (modulation, coding, synchronization, fading, doppler, multiple access, channel capacity, etc)
    • Familiar with software development (some experience writing software for DSP, MCU, and/or FPGA, experience in one or more scripting languages)
    • Familiar with analog concepts (amplifiers, analog filters, gain and delay variation, reflections, compression, etc)
    • Experience working with signal generator, signal analyzer, network analyzer, oscilloscope, etc
    • US Citizenship or Green Card
    • 40 hours per week minimum
    • Must be onsite in San Francisco 3 days a week minimum
    • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.


      • Experience with software defined radios
      • Experience with Python
      • Experience with GNU Radio
      • Experience with FPGA development (and/or embedded C)

        The base salary for this position is $1600 per week.

Keywords: Astranis, San Francisco , Communications/DSP - Associate Engineer Program (Fall 2023), Engineering , San Francisco, California

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