SpaceX Communications Integration Engineer in Redmond, Washington
Communications Integration Engineer
Redmond, WA, United States
SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
COMMUNICATIONS INTEGRATION ENGINEER (STARLINK)
With performance that far surpasses that of traditional satellite internet, and a global network unbounded by ground infrastructure limitations, Starlink will deliver high speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable. As a member of the integration/test team, this position will play a critical role for integrating, testing, and evaluating the functional performance, reliability, and robustness of a complex satellite communication network. You will integrate the communication system components on satellite and ground station. You will explore, assess, track, and report performance status to project leaders. You will implement tools to conduct, track, and improve testing processes and effectiveness. You will ensure that satellites and ground network provide the best possible communications system performance while also ensuring compliance with our operating licenses.
Integrate communications and networking component systems
Develop intermediate and prototype technologies to accelerate integration and development
Create test plans, templates and strategies for block and system level tests, to test integrated broadband communications solutions for both function and performance
Write scripts using common scripting languages
Develop, maintain and extend test automation infrastructure
Maintain and continuously improve test collateral and processes, continuous integration
Execute functional testing, system testing, regression and performance testing, in the laboratory and in the field
Configure test equipment for operation, satellite link emulator, network emulator, etc
Interpret test automation results and track new and existing test failures
Work with component design teams to remedy test failures and improve performance
Prepare reports documenting test results, test coverage and other KPI metrics, and communicate issues effectively with developers and managers
Keep abreast of latest advances in networking, test, and automation practices
Bachelor's degree in an engineering or technical discipline
Experience with design, programming, or integration and test of hardware (internship experience is applicable)
Experience with Linux and Linux networking administration
Experience using Python
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering
Familiar with lab test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, vector signal analyzers, vector signal generator, satellite link emulator/channel emulator, network analyzers, packet load modules, and network emulators
Good understanding of networking fundamentals
Familiarity with RF design and diagnostics
Experience in creating test plans, setting up testbeds, and executing test plans
Familiar with large software projects and version control tools Git/Gerrit, SVN
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Ability to work independently
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