Research Engineer

California, United States
13 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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Job Summary

The Space Structures Laboratory in the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at Caltech is seeking a Research Engineer with experience in the integration and testing of CubeSats and MicroSats. Candidates for this position should have experience in working with actual flight hardware for space missions. Graduates with a Masters degree and experience in the assembly, integration and testing of spacecraft electronics, flight software, and telecommunication subsystems are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates may contact Charles Sommer at

More details about ongoing projects in the Space Structures Lab can be found at

Job Duties

  • Design, integration, and testing of nanosatellites.
  • Design and testing of avionics systems.
  • Writing and testing of software.
  • Space telecommunications design, integration, and testing.
  • Conduct literature research; write research reports and journal articles; present research work at seminars and participate in team discussions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS and MS degree in Aerospace, Electrical Engineering, Software or Telecom Engineering, or related field with at least 2 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in space systems integration and testing.
  • Experience with electronics testing and troubleshooting.
  • Proficiency in C/C++.
  • Experience in telecommunication systems (radios, antennas, ground stations).

Required Documents

  • Resume