RF Engineer

Aurora Insight

United States Remote

Full Time Permanent

$90-130k (annually)

Electrical Engineering

Sep 18

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$90,000 - $130,000 a year

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Full Job Description

The future economy is driven by wireless connectivity. Over the next 5 years, the number of mobile internet users is expected to increase by more than a billion, and IoT devices will number in the tens of billions. The scarce and finite resource that makes wireless communications possible is radio frequency (RF) spectrum. Despite its critical importance, the industry uses outdated and ad-hoc methods to track, understand, and invest in spectrum-based infrastructure.

Aurora Insight Inc. provides information as-a-service to help companies make smarter, faster, data-driven decisions about the infrastructure underpinning the economy. Aurora employs a remote sensing approach, using a network of sensors on aircraft, on the ground, and in space to “image” spectrum and create a lens for our digital world. As imagery has done in other industries, our goal is to discover new insights that help expand the frontier of connectivity.

*** US Citizenship or US Person Status is required. Candidates must currently reside in the US. ***

To successfully do this, Aurora is looking for smart, self-driven, and creative individuals to help us develop and deliver transformative analytic solutions. If you’re passionate about software defined radios and RF system design, we want you to join our team to help us inform global connectivity.

The base salary for this position will vary based on geography and other factors. In accordance with Colorado law, the base salary for this role if filled within Colorado is $90,000 to $130,000.

We are looking for an experienced RF Engineer to:

  • Analyze and characterize the performance of our cutting-edge RF sensors to inform next-generation RF sensor design
  • Design custom RF sensing solutions from the ground up
  • Model, simulate, and analyze antenna radiation characteristics
  • Develop and expand our knowledge base and best practices for RF system design
  • Contribute your creative energy and talents to a variety of activities in a fast-paced start-up environment

In order to make that happen, we’re looking for you to have these interests and skills:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and 3 years of experience in a related field (Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and 5 years of experience in a related field will be considered)
  • Fluent in Python and related libraries
  • Working knowledge of RF systems design, including link budget analysis, power flux density calculations, G/T analysis, noise figure analysis, RF frontend calibration, and RF transceiver design.
  • Working knowledge of RF testing lab equipment, including VNAs, spectrum analyzers, vector signal generators, and anechoic chambers.
  • Knowledge of the tools and techniques used for RF transceiver characterization and measurement.
  • PCB design and test experience is required, specifically for RF is preferred.
  • Antenna design and test experience is preferred
  • Experience with software defined radios is preferred
  • Experience writing clear technical documentation and reports
  • Working knowledge of wireless cellular network design is preferred
  • An understanding of wireless communications standards is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work effectively with remote technical and business teams
  • Self-starter attitude with the ability to define, execute, follow-up complex tasks and anticipate their impact

Aurora Insight Inc's corporate offices are located in Denver, Colorado. We operate with a hybrid remote and in-person culture. Aurora will offer a relocation stipend to move to Denver for this role, if the candidate and the team they are joining believe that this would be of benefit.

*** US Citizenship or US Person Status is required. Candidates must currently reside in the US. ***

Desire to work in our fast-paced start-up environment is key. Aurora provides competitive salary and benefits including 401k matching, start-up company equity options, a modern work environment, challenging problems and opportunities for growth.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $90,000.00 - $130,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Application Question(s):

  • Will you require sponsorship now or in the future?


  • Master's (Required)

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

Work Location: Remote

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