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Sr. Electrical Engineer - Antennas

Terran Orbital Corporation

Terran Orbital Corporation

Other Engineering
Melbourne, FL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024



Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, a leader in innovation, manufacturing, and operations in the satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast-growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.

Terran Orbital is seeking an experienced Sr Electrical Engineer - Antennas to join our growing team. Reporting to the VP of RF and Payloads the Sr Electrical Engineer will develop key elements of mission and communications subsystems for innovative, high-capability small satellites. Exciting product development activities will include phased array antennas, high data rate radios, and radar systems.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • This engineer will be responsible for full lifecycle ownership of antenna assemblies and subassemblies from concept through design, manufacturing, and test.
  • Creation of architecture diagrams, analysis, and design review presentations.
  • Detailed antenna design, implementation, and testing
  • Collaboration with systems, software, mechanical, and digital engineering to develop optimal solutions to complex problems including thermal management, layout support, and harness design and routing.
  • Development of custom test interface hardware when needed
  • Development of assembly procedures, test plans, and fabrication documentation.
  • Cooperative test, debug, and requirements verification activities.
  • Methodical artwork and layout peer review and rigorous documentation of results and comments.
  • Additional responsibilities as necessary, including support of other program or integrated product teams when subject matter expertise, review, or input is required.

Qualifications and Skills

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree
  • 5+ years relevant experience.
  • Experience with Ansys HFSS or similar electromagnetic simulation tools.
  • Antenna range test experience
  • Experience with Keysight/PathWave ADS, Cadence/AWR Microwave Office, or similar RF design tools.
  • Experience with network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, and similar RF test equipment.
  • Experience with oscilloscope, power supply, multi-meter, and similar standard test equipment.
  • Antenna/RF test and troubleshooting experience.
  • Antenna/RF analysis and simulation experience.
  • Meticulous attention to detail in design and documentation.
  • Additional preferred experience:
  • MSEE or other relevant graduate degree
  • Active RF or mixed signal circuit design experience.
  • Space hardware design experience
  • Phased array system design experience
  • Experience with LabView or similar test automation software development.
  • Experience with Altium Designer, Cadence Allegro, or similar schematic capture and circuit board design tools


  • 100% Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • 401(k) Match
  • Unlimited PTO

About Terran Orbital

Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of satellite products primarily serving the aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and on-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers. Learn more at www.terranorbital.com

Physical Demands

An employee must meet the physical demands described to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. In performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to sit or stand for long durations of time, in addition to bending, reaching, and walking. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. This position is generally sedentary, with substantial computer usage.

Work Environment

The job operates in a professional office environment but in a manufacturing company. This job routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and scanners.


To comply with U.S. Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. In addition, please note that this position may require a current United States National Security clearance or eligibility for such a clearance.

Terran Orbital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].