Senior Payload Systems Test Engineer

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What Astranis is looking for in applicants
Astranis is connecting the four billion people in the world who do not currently have access to the internet. We are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost spacecraft to bring the world online.We are well-funded by some of the best investors in the business and have raised over $350 million to date. We have a world-class team that is passionate about building amazing technology. And we have a fun and collaborative work environment where you will learn a lot and make a huge impact no matter where you are in your career. Just check out our Glassdoor reviews to see what our team has to say about working at Astranis.Our team is growing fast. Apply now!Senior Payload Systems Test Engineer As a Payload System Integration and Test engineer at Astranis, you will be responsible for developing, designing, and implementing tests and test systems (Custom Test Racks) for the communications payload. In this role you’ll be responsible for the integration, verification, and validation of communication payload which is composed of multiple components including RF transceivers and software defined radios.  You will work cross-functionally with software, digital hardware, and RF analog hardware teams to define test plans and design testbeds to run all payload system verification and validation tests.  Plan, rehearse and execute In-Orbit Testing (IOT) of the payload, including deploying ground monitoring equipment in various places around the worldIntegrate end-to-end RF communication system for system level design verification and work with design teams to debug and resolve issuesDeep-dive into subsystem designs to document expected performance, evaluate test results, debug test issues, and provide feedback to design teamsCollaborate across multiple teams including RF, analog hardware, digital hardware, software, and mechanical to coordinate system level validation plansLead definition of factory test plans, collaborating with the communication systems teamDesign testbed and supporting test equipment to meet testing requirements, including remote and automated operation, for all phases of the program and payload configurations Meet with suppliers to select lab test hardwareInterpret and trend test results, debug issues, and perform root cause analysis

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