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RF Engineer - Mid to Senior Levels (Job ID P15)



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, March 13, 2023
Our Goals
At UTVATE, we have the following long-term goals. Join us if your goals align with ours!
• We strive to take the best care of our team and help them fulfill their personal goals in life.
• We want to play a key role in solving the problem of the lack of affordable connectivity worldwide. Today, we are building the next generation of user terminals that can unlock the true capacity of satellite internet.


  • Design, develop, and integrate passive and active RF systems involving building blocks such as transmission lines, frequency converters, amplifiers, matching networks, phase shifters, and filters
  • Develop RF system budgets for parameters such as gain, gain flatness, dynamic range, noise, linearity, distortion, interference, and phase noise
  • Perform sub-system level analysis to debug design issues, e.g. desense
  • Simulate passive and active RF structures using tools such as HFSS and ADS
  • Schematic capture and layout of high-density RF PCBs in Altium
  • Familiarity with layout best practices for digital interfaces (e.g. SPI, I2C)
  • Working knowledge of DFM, DFT, Signal Integrity, and Power Integrity principles associated with mixed-signal design
  • Familiarity with PCB manufacturing and assembly including stackup, via types, and design rules
  • Develop test plans and use lab equipment such VNA/PNA, signal generator, power meters, and spectrum analyzer to test and debug RF sub-systems
  • Develop automation scripts for test and measurement of RF systems
  • Electrical Engineering degree with a focus on RF
  • 5 years of hands-on experience in RF board-level design and bring-up
Offered Benefits
• UNLIMITED PTO In addition to 20+ days of company shutdown
• Parental leave designed by parents, for parents
• 401k with 5% company matching
• Individualized health, dental, and vision insurance plans for you and your family
• Meaningful company stock ownership
• Quiet Weekends so you can rest, recharge, and be your best for many years
• No-Meeting Fridays
• $5k in wellness perk to invest in a healthier future for yourself
In-Person Requirement
• All employees are expected to be at the office, in person, for a minimum of two days per week
Export Control Requirement
• To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, all applicants and employees must hold U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residency, or protected status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)
Diversity and Inclusion
• UTVATE is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace
• We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees
• We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics
• We encourage people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply. Studies have shown that marginalized communities are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider applying.
Note to Recruiters
• UTVATE does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or staffing agencies
• Please do not forward resumes to UTVATE employees
• UTVATE is not responsible for any fees for unsolicited resumes or candidates submitted by agencies