Hardware Engineer
Engineering - Toronto, Ontario

Hardware Engineer

 

Kepler is changing the face of satellite communications by launching a constellation of telecommunication nanosatellites! With the recent success of our Series A funding, a handful of early customers, and our first satellite in orbit, Kepler is currently doubling in size!

We invest heavily to deliver the best products to our customers, and so we’re on the hunt for a multiple top-tier Hardware Engineers who will combine forces to deliver on the following:

 

I. Spacecraft Development

  • Take spacecraft boards from conception to design, manufacturing, test, and on orbit operations
  • You will be working on a wide variety of boards with a particular focus on high speed digital design
  • Other themes include: embedded, power, mixed signal, design for manufacturing and test, design for space (thermal, vibe, high reliability)
  • You will define critical pieces of the Kepler spacecraft that will determine how we build, develop and operate the space segment in the next 2 years. If all goes well, you will enable us to move faster and accomplish more than what other people might have thought possible.

II. User Hardware Development and Integration:

  • Take the lead on PCBs spanning high performance rack mount telecom hardware to low power internet of things type devices
  • Rapidly design, iterate, and integrate a disparate set of hardware to deliver an exciting, high performance product at 5-10x less than the current state of the art.
  • Your hardware will be the main way our customers interact with Kepler: we need to get this right.

Position Requirements:

  • 2+ years of experience building complex and/or highly constrained boards (technically complex side projects count)
  • You know a lot about at least 2 of the following: RF/microwave, analog, high-speed digital (multi gbit clocks) and signal integrity, mixed signal, hi reliability/radiation/thermal design, design for cost/manufacturing/scale, systems level design, power (DC/DC converters, power integrity)
  • Familiar with most standard tools of the trade: CAD (Altium, Cadence, etc.), SPICE/HyperLynx/ADS/HFSS/CST, test equipment, you can write a few lines of Python/C/etc. when needed

 

Bonus Points:

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering, or equivalent
  • There is at least one product on the market that you've done significant work on.
  • You have experience on most if not all parts of the PCB lifecycle: Requirements definition, architecture trades, parts selection, schematic, layout, suppliers/manufacturing, board bring up test and characterization. You are comfortable spending a day soldering 0402s, and know who the best board shop in town is
  • Experience with the following: High speed data converters, multi-GHz SERDES, DRAM interfaces (DDR4), CAN, I2C, SPI, Ethernet, FPGAs, ASICs, Processors, RFICs, MCMs, Analog and RF front ends
  • Competent with most common test equipment: you know how to probe a multi-ghz clock, can think of at least a couple ways of measuring current, know what the resolution bandwidth of a spectrum analyzer is
  • Comfortable with computers: Strong scripting skills (Tcl, csh/bash, Perl, Python etc.)
  • You love what you do: you have your ham radio license, a home lab, and lead a student design team in Uni (cars, drones, rockets, etc.)

 

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