RF Engineer

San Francisco, CA
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Siamak Ebadi
Siamak Ebadi

About the role

At UTVATE, we dream of a world in which every person can access the information they need in order to live a prosperous life.

Upcoming generations of satellites are going to make this dream come true! In recent years, there have been major innovations in the way satellites are manufactured and launched into space. However, the equipment used to communicate with the satellites, i.e. the user terminal, has not benefited from the same rate of innovation. Advanced user terminal solutions are essential for individuals at home, businesses, or moving platforms such as cars, airplanes, or ships in need of uninterrupted connectivity.

UTVATE is here to build the next generation of user terminals that can unlock the true capacity of satellite internet!

To achieve the above goals, we are looking for a passionate RF Engineer to develop Radio Frequency structures needed within our connectivity solutions.

To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must hold U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residency, or protected status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

How you will support us:

  • Design and develop passive and active RF systems involving building blocks such as mixers, up/down converters, amplifiers, hybrid couplers, oscillators, impedance matching networks, phase shifters, and filters
  • Develop RF budget calculators for the entire cascaded RF system to enable end-to-end tracking of parameters such as gain, gain flatness, signal level, noise, linearity, distortion, interference, and phase noise
  • Develop Altium schematics and PCB layouts for RF systems
  • Simulate and analyze passive and active RF structures using tools such as HFSS and ADS
  • Develop test plans and use lab equipment such as oscilloscope, VNA/PNA, signal generator, and spectrum analyzer to test and debug RF sub-systems
  • Develop automation scripts for simulation and measurements of RF systems

How we will support you:

  • Unlimited PTO plus 25 company-wide days off
  • Parental leave designed by parents, for parents
  • 401k with company matching
  • Individualized health, dental, and vision insurance plans for you and your family
  • Meaningful company stock ownership
  • “Quiet weekends” so you can rest, recharge, and be your best for many years
  • “No-Meeting Fridays” so you have one full day with no scheduled meetings to close out your goals of the week

Why you should join UTVATE

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