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RF and Network Analysis Engineer - SpaceX
Washington, DC
Posted: Sep 09, 2022 05:41

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RF and Network Analysis Engineer at SpaceX

Hawthorne, CA, 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.


Starlink will provide high-speed broadband around the world. Telecommunication is a heavily regulated business and this position will support the team that advises SpaceX on legal and policy advocacy to ensure these regulations enable and protect the provision of this ground-breaking service. This role will require you to apply expertise and focus to advance Starlink's licensing and spectrum position in front of domestic and global regulators and government bodies.


  • Support technical analyses pertaining to radio frequency interference and satellite spectrum coordination.

  • Model Starlink and other non-geostationary satellite's operational topology and hardware.

  • Simulate for various scenarios considering regulatory constraints, geographic constraints, RF link budgets, constellation growth, customer growth, and coordination strategies, etc.

  • Based on simulation results, analyze network and user experience impacts and make recommendations on satellite policy and coordination strategy.

  • Help provide strategic regulatory recommendations and advocacy support to business development efforts.


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline.

  • 2+ years of software engineering experience.


  • Basic radiofrequency understanding.

  • Experience with Python and/or MATLAB.

  • Experience with Visualyse.

  • Basic understanding of satellite orbital mechanics.

  • Experience in software development.

  • Experience in modeling large non-geostationary satellite constellations.

  • Experience in satellite network simulation development and analysis.

  • Experience with RF topics in satellite communications, including link budgets, antenna theory and design, and interference analysis.

  • Understands satellite hardware and orbital mechanics.


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here ( .

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

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