Antenna RF, AFR, NFR and CATR Technical Partner

Maxar Technologies Holdings, Inc.

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Palo Alto, CA

Job Description

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Job Overview:

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Maxar is looking for a Antenna RF, AFR, NFR & SATR Technical Partner to join our team based in Palo Alto, CA.

We have amazing talent in the areas of designing/analyzing antennas for space applications and looking to grow our team to tackle future business. Our antenna products are designed and built with high precision and quality suitable for various space missions ranging from high reliability LEO/MEO/GEO satellites for government and commercial business to ambitious space explorations.

Life with Us

We design, analyze and test high quality antennas that are suitable for space missions ranging from Low Earth Orbit Satellites to Geostationary Satellites to Planetary Exploration Satellites.

We are all self-motivated highly-collaborative problem solving engineers yet can work independently with minimum supervision at times. In this role, you will be responsible for design, analysis, specification, and compliance review and coordinating/collaborating with engineers/customers in other disciplines.


  • Oversee technical opportunities and challenges in proposal, program and test phases
  • Create processes, reports and improvement recommendations for proposals, programs and test phases
  • Performs research, design, analysis and development of antenna and related products
  • May act as lead engineer or project facilitator/coordinator
  • Collaborates with both internal and external multidisciplinary engineers and project/program managers

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, Physics, Mathematics or other STEM field. 4 years of additional experience may be substituted for a degree
  • 15 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas : antenna feed and/or reflector design/analysis, high power analysis/tests such as multipaction and corona, average power handling analysis/test and antenna/payload planning & test
  • Experience with antenna analysis tools such as TICRA Tool, GRASP, POS, CHAMP, HFSS, CST, µWave Wizard
  • Knowledgeable in PIM and Average & High Power operation challenges
  • Experience with MATLAB, Python, Fortran, C/C++ and/or other coding tools
  • Self-Motivated
  • Able to work with limited supervision at times
  • Excellent in communicating and collaborating even with others who are not in the same discipline
  • Ability to mentor junior engineers

COVID-19 Update:

All Maxar U.S. employees and international employees who work in the U.S. and visit Maxar sites must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than January 18, 2022, except in cases where legally entitled to an exception.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.