CesiumAstro
Austin, TX

Radiation Effects Engineer at CesiumAstro

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Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position.

CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com.

We are looking to add a Radiation Effects Engineer to our team. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about developing hardware for leading-edge satellite, spacecraft, and aerospace communication systems, we would like to hear from you.

In this position, you will be responsible for Cesium’s Radiation Effects program. We are looking to hire candidates with varied experience levels, ranging from seasoned radiation effects professionals to recent graduates in Electrical Engineering.

The core skill required is a thorough understanding of electronic components and systems. Additionally, exceptional organizational skills will allow the successful candidate to maintain clear, accurate, and accessible records and coordinate testing processes. A strong understanding of the physics and statistics of radiation effects, or willingness to develop such understanding, is critical.

Responsibilities include:

  • Own the Radiation Hardness Assurance plan for a growing “New Space” company designing cutting-edge electronics products for Low Earth Orbit and beyond.
  • Provide radiation effects guidance for product owners and hardware and software design staff.
  • Perform system-level analysis of radiation risk.
  • Plan and execute board-level and component-level radiation testing.
  • Perform space weather studies and develop radiation requirements for missions.
  • Develop guidelines and strategies for radiation-tolerant designs.
  • Participate in design reviews for hardware, software, and firmware to ensure radiation reliability.
  • Participate in program management to plan and schedule radiation testing.
  • Manage component test data processing, storage, and dissemination.
  • Understanding the latest industry standards and best practices for radiation effects.
  • Maintain the radiation effects library for ease of access.

The successful candidate will present engineering design review materials to our customers and executive team, as well as participate in proposal-writing efforts. As such, excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

We provide a generous benefits and stock option package to all our employees.

Successful candidates will require, as a minimum:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) or higher degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics from an accredited university or institution.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Hands-on experience with lab instruments such as digital oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, RF signal generators, and vector signal analyzers.
  • Hands-on programming experience with Python or similar languages.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred experience includes:

  • Minimum of 2 years of industry experience in electronics hardware design and/or component engineering. More experienced candidates are also encouraged to apply.
    • o For this position, we are looking to hire a mix of candidates ranging from new graduates to seasoned electronics radiation effects specialists.
    • Radiation effects analysis and test.
    • Test plan development.
    • Test script programming in Python or similar.
    • Worst-case circuit analysis.
    • Aerospace industry experience.
    • Proficiency with statistics and particle physics.

    CesiumAstro is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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    Team owned deliverables
    Team based strategic planning
    Group brainstorming sessions
    Open office floor plan
    Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
    Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    Dental Benefits
    Vision Benefits
    Health Insurance Benefits
    Life Insurance
    Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
    401(K)
    401(K) Matching
    Company Equity
    Vacation & Time Off Benefits
    Generous PTO
    Paid Holidays
    Perks & Discounts
    Some Meals Provided
    Parking
    Professional Development Benefits
    Cross functional training encouraged
    Promote from within
    Mentorship program

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    Director of Manufacturing and Operations

    CesiumAstro
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    3 days ago
    +20
    We are looking to add a Director of Manufacturing and Operations to our team. The ideal candidate for this role will provide leadership over our supply chain and manufacturing departments. This will include implementing and improving operational policies and guidelines for the organization. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about business transformation, we would like to hear from you. In this position, you will manage a team while establishing processes that enable Cesium’s rapid growth and maintain cost efficiency. Core job functions will include product production and industrialization, vendor management, configuration management, and process documentation. You will also oversee all supply chain functions including sourcing, procurement, transportation, inventory management, materials management, and supplier review. Additionally, your analytical skills will contribute strongly, as you provide deep insight into spending patterns, trends, and cost reduction potential.

    Senior Digital Hardware Design Engineer

    CesiumAstro
    Austin
    4 days ago
    +20
    We are looking to add a Senior Hardware Design Engineer to our team. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about developing leading-edge hardware for satellites, spacecraft, and aerospace systems, we would like to hear from you. In this position, you will be responsible for board-level high-speed digital electronics, including products based on processors, FPGAs, and GPUs, through all phases of the development process. Projects will include software-defined radios, single-board computers, digital architectures for communication systems, and hardware products for artificial intelligence and machine learning.

    Senior RF Engineer

    CesiumAstro
    Austin
    4 days ago
    +20
    We are looking to add a Senior RF Engineer to our team. The ideal candidate has extensive experience in board-level and system-level RF electronics design. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about developing leading-edge phased arrays for satellites, spacecraft, and aerospace systems, we would like to hear from you. In this position, you will be responsible for RF circuits, modules, and systems through all phases of the development process. The ideal candidate will be proficient in board-level schematic design and PCB layout of RF circuits, system-level communications concepts such as link budgets and modulation schemes, and end-to-end RF product development. The work will include many aspects of phased array communication systems, including RF front-ends, frequency converters and synthesizers, filters, beamformers, power dividers, and phased array antennas.

    RF Engineer, Hardware Design

    CesiumAstro
    Austin
    4 days ago
    +20
    We are looking to add an RF Engineer to our team. The ideal candidate has experience in board-level RF electronics design. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about developing leading-edge RF hardware for satellites, spacecraft, and aerospace systems, we would like to hear from you. In this position, you will be responsible for RF circuits and systems through all phases of the development process. The ideal candidate will be proficient in board-level schematic design and PCB layout of RF circuits, and system-level communications concepts such as link budgets and modulation schemes. The work will include many aspects of phased array communication systems, including RF front-ends, frequency converters and synthesizers, filters, beamformers, power dividers, and phased array antennas.

    EEE Parts / Component Engineer (Electrical, Electronic, Electromechanical)

    CesiumAstro
    Austin
    4 days ago
    +20
    We are looking to add EEE Parts / Component Engineers for Electrical, Electronics, Electromechanical (EEE) Parts to our team. The ideal candidate is experienced in EEE components engineering for aerospace (strongly preferred) or automotive electronics (considered). If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about product development, we would like to hear from you.  In this position, you will be a key member of our product development team, leading the parts and component selection, qualification, failure root-cause analysis, standardization, vendor evaluations, and performance verification efforts. The rapid growth of our team, programs, and product potential is just beginning, and you will bring a critical skill to our diverse and talented team. We are building a communications platform for the next network frontier, and that begins with an engineering team of uncommon capability and visionary leadership. 

    Mechanical Design Engineer, Electronics Packaging

    CesiumAstro
    Austin
    4 days ago
    +20
    We are looking to add a Mechanical Design Engineer, Electronics Packaging to our team. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about developing leading-edge hardware for satellites, spacecraft, and aerospace systems, we would like to hear from you.

    Pricing and Proposal Analyst

    CesiumAstro
    Austin
    4 days ago
    +20
    We are looking to add a Pricing and Proposal Analyst to our team. The ideal candidate for this role will provide continued analyses for design, development, production, test, and evaluation costing activities across all Cesium products and contracts. This will include compiling and analyzing transactions, materials, labor, and overhead information to be used in a given contract, or proposal; program planning and control as well as annual expenditure budgets for bid and proposal efforts; internal R&D and capital expenditures will also be part of the day to day responsibilities.

    Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

    CesiumAstro
    Austin
    4 days ago
    +20
    At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous work, CesiumAstro is the place for you. We are actively seeking passionate, collaborative, energetic, and forward-thinking individuals to join our team. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com.

    Senior Power Electronics Engineer

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    4 days ago
    +20
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    Senior RF Test Engineer

    CesiumAstro
    Austin
    4 days ago
    +20
    We are looking to add a Senior RF Test Engineer to our team. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about developing test systems for leading-edge satellite, spacecraft, and aerospace communication systems, we would like to hear from you.

    VP of Engineering

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    4 days ago
    +20
    In this position, you will drive delivery of existing products, guide product evolution, and establish world-class engineering capabilities. The rapid growth of our team, customer programs, and product potential is just beginning, and you will bring just the right amount of organization to this disruptive chaos. We are building a communications platform for the next network frontier, and that begins with an engineering team of uncommon capability and visionary leadership. 

    Electronics Test Engineer

    CesiumAstro
    Austin
    1 week ago
    +20
    We are looking to add an Electronics Test Engineer to our team. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about developing leading-edge test systems for satellites, spacecraft, and aerospace systems, we would like to hear from you.

    Principal Digital Hardware Design Engineer

    CesiumAstro
    Austin
    1 week ago
    +20
    We are looking to add a Principal Hardware Design Engineer to our team. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about developing leading-edge hardware for satellites, spacecraft, and aerospace systems, we would like to hear from you.

    Radiation Effects Engineer

    CesiumAstro
    Austin
    1 week ago
    +20
    We are looking to add a Radiation Effects Engineer to our team. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and are passionate about developing hardware for leading-edge satellite, spacecraft, and aerospace communication systems, we would like to hear from you.

    Test Software Engineer

    CesiumAstro
    Austin
    1 week ago
    +20
    In this position, you will be responsible for software products necessary throughout all phases of test and integration. Key projects will include developing and managing software for interfacing with flight hardware and test equipment in an abstract and flexible manner that can be quickly implemented into a variety of test campaigns, developing methods to store and access generated data, and equipping the test team with other software tools necessary to efficiently accomplish ambitious testing goals.

    Executive Assistant

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    2 weeks ago
    +20
    We are looking to add an Executive Assistant to our team. If you are great at what you do, enjoy working in a startup environment, and have talent and a good work ethic, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for someone to be the executive assistant to our CEO. You will be the go-to person for scheduling, managing meetings, and managing office operations to help ensure organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and safety. You should be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. You must be well organized, flexible and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting an office of diverse people.

    Embedded Software Engineer

    CesiumAstro
    Austin
    2 weeks ago
    +20
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    Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

    CesiumAstro
    Austin
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    Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position. CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at http://www.cesiumastro.com. We are looking to add