Antenna Engineer
Engineering - Toronto, Ontario
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 two satellites 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 top-tier Antenna Engineer.  

Your primary responsibility will be on antenna design, build and test for both our satellite communications payloads as well as ground-based user terminals. This includes passive, active and phased array antennas. Your secondary responsibility will be assisting the team in RF frontend and radio design, build and test.

We are looking for exceptional candidates with the below experience: 

Position Responsibilities

  • Take spacecraft and ground terminal antennas from conception through to design, manufacturing, test, and on-orbit operations
  • Design antenna structures and both passive and active antenna feed networks
  • Perform schematic capture, layout and DFM of antenna/RF PCBs
  • Support the manufacturing and procurement of antennas through regular interaction with vendors and suppliers
  • Design and conduct antenna and RF system performance and qualification testing both on- and off-site
  • Work with other engineering disciplines such as mechanical and systems engineers to integrate antennas into the overall spacecraft or ground terminal
  • In addition to above, support similar activities for RF frontends and radios
  • Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or equivalent
  • 1+ years experience professionally designing antennas
  • 2+ years experience with antenna simulation tools (CST, HFSS, EMPro etc.) and RF circuit simulation tools (ADS, Microwave Office, etc.)
  • Experience with schematic capture and PCB layout tools (Altium, Cadence etc.)
  • Experience with scientific programming languages (i.e. Python, Matlab etc.)
  • Experience with antenna/RF measurements using standard RF test equipment: spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, near- and far-field systems
  • Experience soldering and reworking PCBs
  • Proficient in basic antenna and RF circuits concepts such as: directivity, gain, polarization, efficiency, axial ratio, matching, beamforming, bandwidth, impedance matching, smith chart, network analysis, active and passive microwave components and systems (mixers, amplifiers, transistors at RF frequencies) and their figures of merit (P1dB, Psat, IIP3, noise figure, etc.), RF filter design
  • Ability to work long hours in a demanding, fast-paced environment
  • Bonus Points

  • Master’s or PhD in Electrical Engineering with a focus on antenna or RF engineering
  • Experience with phased array antennas and their calibration
  • Experience designing, building and testing RF frontends and/or radios
  • Experience designing, building and testing RF devices for high-volume markets
  • Experience designing electrical hardware for space environments
  • Experience with advanced RF or communication systems testing
  • Experience with relevant hobbies or University design teams
  • Kepler Communications Inc. is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, people who identify as LGBT and others who may contribute to diversification in our workplace.

    As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, Kepler will, upon the request of the applicant, provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. Please contact our People & Culture team, through our Career Page to make your accommodation needs known and we will consult with you to ensure suitable accommodation is provided.

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