Electrical Engineer

Xona Space Systems

San Mateo, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Jul 10

About the job Electrical 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.

Our satellite navigation payload is at the core of Xona's satellite system. As an electrical engineer you'll be a part of the team designing the circuits and PCBs that perform various functions within the payload. This will involve owning designs from concept to flight including supporting testing and validation of your components. You'll be responsible for designing parts to bring cutting edge navigtion technology to life in a space environment.

Desired Qualifications (not all are expected):

  • Understanding of design considerations for space-based electronics such as vacuum, thermal, and radiation effects
  • Experience with software defined radios, FPGAs, and Microcontrollers
  • Experience with electrical test equipment and troubleshooting / debugging at a circuit level with embedded software
  • Familiarity with the full lifecycle of electrical product design
  • Proficiency in C/C++ and MATLAB or Python

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with PCB and circuit design
  • 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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