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RF Engineer at Joby Aviation
San Carlos, CA, US
Joby Aviation is seeking an engineer with experience developing radio systems in airborne applications.

  • Lead design, verification and test projects for radio frequency electronics and antennas for aircraft-based communication and navigation systems, including but not limited to, VHF radios, GPS, VOR, ILS, and transponders. 
  • Requirements and interface definition, design for test, hands-on testing, performance and design verification
  • Resolve anomalies that occur during integration and test.
  • Execute on design certification and/or showing compliance with RTCA/DO-160, DO-254, DO-262, FCC or equivalent regulations, etc.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of engineering changes over time.
  • Create specifications and design of test equipment to be used in the production environment as part of the manufacturing process.
  • Develop test equipment and procedures to support certification efforts.
  • Design of electronic circuitry with the aid of schematic capture software and PC board layout software. 
  • Antenna and antenna-related RF component design and development.

Basic Requirements:
  •  Master's degree in a STEM field or equivalent experience
  •  2+ years experience developing airborne RF systems.
  •  Operational understanding of the following RF systems:
  1. Standard VHF AM voice communication radios
  2. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (WAAS, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou)
  3. Full duplex satellite data links designed for aircraft
  4. VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) 
  5. ILS (LOC + GS)
  6. Cellular networks 3G and up
  7. Antenna selection, design, installation, and grounding
  8. Amateur HAM radios
  •  Understanding of communications systems, associated algorithms and their design. This includes an understanding of RF filters, signal modulation/demodulation, channel equalization/channel estimation, RF signal acquisition, RF frequency control (AFC), RF gain control (AGC) etc. 
  • Demonstrated ability with application of design standards and procedures to develop moderately complex analog, digital, RF and FPGA designs including simulations, schematics, PCB layouts and evaluation