SpaceX Sr. Radar Engineer (Starship) in Brownsville,
Sr. Radar Engineer (Starship) at SpaceX
Brownsville, TX or Hawthorne, CA
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.
SR. RADAR ENGINEER (STARSHIP)
The Starship RF and Flight Safety Systems Team develops the communications systems, radionavigation systems, and flight safety systems for the Starship vehicle. We perform system synthesis, component level radio and antenna design, system integration validation, and system level validation for the RF systems on Starship and Super Heavy. The Sr. Radar Engineer role is responsible for developing, modeling, and implementing the radar systems needed for SpaceX's next generation of launch vehicles flying to Earth orbit, the Moon, and Mars.
Develop the system architecture, signal processing and algorithms for cutting edge radar systems used for space vehicle navigation
Develop link budgets and cascades for analyzing performance expectations for radar systems under development
Provide expertise in analysis and verification of the overall radar system design to meet performance
Drive the radar design process starting with high-level conceptual and architectural discussions through model development, implementation, and performance validation
Evaluate radar system performance using first principles and statistical signal processing fundamentals
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, computer science, or mathematics
6+ years of professional experience in designing and implementing RF communication, radio navigation, or radar systems
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Master's degree or PhD in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, physics, or mathematics
10+ years of experience in design, analysis, and verification of radar systems
Demonstrated experience in applying the fundamentals of detection and estimation theory to radar applications
Demonstrated experience in design, analysis, and implementation of signal processing for radar systems
Demonstrated experience implementing radar system models and deriving meaningful system level performance data from those models
Ability to derive fundamental radar performance relationships from first principles
Advanced knowledge and experience in application of statistical signal processing
Strong understanding of radar system design, signal processing, detection algorithms and hardware architecture
Strong command of electromagnetic scattering from manmade objects and terrain
Familiarity with microwave antenna fundamental principles
Familiarity with active and passive RF hardware design
Excellent communication and documentation skills and ability to collaborate with other engineering disciplines
- Extended hours and weekend work may be required to support critical project and mission milestones
- 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 (https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc_kb_article_page&sys_id=24d528fddbfc930044f9ff621f961987) .
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