DSP Engineer

Xona Space Systems

San Mateo, CA, USA

Full time

Dec 12

About the job DSP Engineer

Interested in building a new generation of GNSS satellites at the speed of new space?

GNSS (GPS) creates upwards of $500B in economic value in the US every year, supporting everything from consumer applications, to transportation systems, to time sync for critical infrastructure. As these industries progress towards autonomy the performance and security demands of their navigation systems are increasing beyond what GNSS can support, leaving a need for a cost-effective global solution.

Using lessons we've learned at places like SpaceX and Blue Origin, Xona is constructing a modern satellite network at the rapid pace of the new space industry leveraging the recent wave of technology and regulatory advancements. Building on our patent pending small satellite architecture, we are developing a robust and accurate service that is an independent alternative to GNSS rather than a correction, solving the longstanding challenge of obtaining a reliable high accuracy solution from the very fragile GNSS signals. Our satellite system will provide the first ever high-accuracy global navigation and timing services with the security and resilience modern applications need to operate safely at scale.

At Xona you will develop state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions to solve real problems that can have a massive world impact. Xona is driven by the mission to enable modern devices to operate safely in any environment, anywhere on Earth, and unlock the true potential of the age of autonomy.

As a DSP engineer at Xona, you will be part of the team developing advanced algorithms and hardware to optimize reception of Xona's satellite signals. You will have responsibility from development through testing using both hardware and software which will include prototyping on real-time embedded systems. As this role has alot of flexibility you will need to be able to work systematically to break down large challenges into tractable problems. 

Desired Qualification (not all are expected):

  • Experience testing RF electronics, preferably in the GNSS field
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of GNSS operation and monitoring techniques such as SQM
  • Strong programming skills in MATLAB, Python, or similar, and preferably experience in real-time embedded systems
  • Familiarity with digital and analog circuits and software defined radios

Required Qualifications:

  • To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the United States (i.e. Green Card holder), or other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

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