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Principal Space Electronics Design Engineer
HawkEye 360 Herndon, VA

Principal Space Electronics Design Engineer

HawkEye 360
Herndon, VA
  • $160,000 to $200,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Company Info

HawkEye 360 is currently seeking Principal Space Electronics Design Engineer to join the Space Team. The mission of the Space Team is to build, test, launch, operate and maintain a constellation of small commercial satellites. This group is also responsible for building and operating the ground segment and command and control operation software. Satellite clusters and ground segments provide the platform for RF data collection that is essential to HawkEye's core business.

HawkEye 360 is looking for a candidate with good technical leadership and problem-solving skills, who is creative and has a passion for working with and developing new innovative technology.
As the Principal Space Electronics Design Engineer, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Lead the team in designing and testing the next generation of our RF collection platform.
  • Develop hardware unit tests and associated support equipment, for both unit level and full system integration tests of our payloads and satellite buses.
  • Search for new innovative hardware solutions that can enhance our RF collection platform.
  • Take a hands-on role with assembly, integration and test of our RF payload hardware, and production of the spacecraft.
Your skills and qualifications:
Essential education and experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • High level of proficiency with Printed Circuit Boards, for schematic capture, layout, and manufacturing for fabrication and assembly with Contract Manufacturers.
  • High level of proficiency with power electronics design, high speed digital electronics design, and a basic level of proficiency with RF circuit design.
  • Experience handling expensive electronic components (ESD and Cleanroom best practices).
  • Experience with electronic lab equipment (Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers, etc).
  • Experience with environmental testing (Thermal and Vacuum Chambers, Vibe Tables, etc.).
  • Basic experience developing software for embedded hardware control especially in Python or C++.
  • Experience with version control such as git.
  • A passion for completing a job well - Attention to detail.
  • A good attitude and team-oriented spirit.
Desirable:
  • Experience developing flight hardware for small satellites, and an understanding of best practices for flight hardware design.
  • Experience with Printed Circuit Board design using Altium.
  • Experience with RF electronics, and RF lab equipment (Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, Signal Generators, etc.)
  • Experience with Software Defined Radio.
  • A curious outlook - willingness to learn new things and find the right solutions to fit the problem.
Salary Range: $160,000 - $200,000 annually

HawkEye 360 offers a compensation package that includes a competitive base salary plus annual performance bonus and benefits. We consider many factors when determining salary offers, such as candidate's work experience, education, training & skills, as well as market and business considerations. We are also open to considering candidates with experience and qualifications at a different level than required in a job posting, which may affect the compensation package offered.

Company Overview:
HawkEye 360 is delivering a revolutionary source of global knowledge based on radio frequency (RF) geospatial analytics to those working to make the world a safer place. The company operates a commercial satellite constellation that detects, geolocates, and identifies a broad range of signals & behaviors. We employ cutting edge AI techniques to equip our global customers with high-impact insights needed to make decisions with confidence. HawkEye 360 is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.

HawkEye 360 is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

To all recruitment agencies: HawkEye 360 does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, HawkEye 360 employees or any other organization location. HawkEye 360 is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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