Sr. RF Engineer

Engineering     San Mateo, CA     Full-time

Modern intelligent systems such as self-driving cars, aerial mobility, and mobile robotics have phenomenal potential to make all forms of transportation more efficient and safer. However, to realize the full extent of this potential, these systems must be able to navigate safely in any environment, anywhere on the planet. The most ubiquitous and widely used source of navigation, GNSS (commonly referred to as GPS), cannot deliver the precision or security needed to support these industries.

Xona is at the forefront of making precise and resilient navigation available on a global scale to help the age of autonomy expand its reach to everyone who can stand to benefit from it. Our success is dependent upon building an agile and diverse team that is excited about building things that have a real-world impact. We are curious, passionate, innovative, and thrive in a collaborative environment. Experience with space-tech is not required, and even if you don’t meet many of the desired qualifications below we would still love to connect and receive an application from you!

Xona is looking for a Sr. RF Engineer with experience designing, testing, and troubleshooting space systems at both a prototype and flight level. You will have great responsibility and autonomy in developing a critical set of components for the payload from signal generation to output at the antenna. This involves working with other members of the team to define the architecture, design, parts selection, and testing approaches of RF components such as antennas and amplifiers. As we progress towards the first launch you’ll play an important role in validating the payload for flight to see your work make it to space!

Desired Qualifications (not all are expected)

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant field

  • 3+ years professional experience working in RF systems including design and testing of RF circuits, amplifiers, filters, and antennas, etc.

  • Familiarity with industry standard EM simulation tools (e.g. HFSS, Microwave Studio, COMSOL)

  • Strong knowledge in RF subsystems from signal generation to output on satellite systems

  • Proficiency in PCB design software such as Altium or Eagle

  • Experience with software defined radios

  • Experience with embedded hardware and software, microcontrollers, communication protocols, and real-time operating systems


Required Qualifications

  • All candidates must be either a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) due to U.S. export control regulations.



San Mateo, CA


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