Portfolio Careers

Discover opportunities to work at a NightDragon portfolio company

RF Electronics Engineer - CA

Capella Space

Capella Space

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024

Capella is at the forefront of making vital information about our world accessible in a timely manner. We’re leveraging proven technologies and building new capabilities to create a constellation of SAR satellites that can collect information about any spot on the planet within an hour.

At Capella you’ll work in a collaborative team environment, alongside smart people with a history of space mission success. No prior space experience is needed—we’re looking for people excited about tackling seemingly impossible challenges, learning new skills and concepts, and helping each other achieve success.

Our mission and our products are meant to understand the whole world and help everyone in it, regardless of race, creed, or any other distinction. We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage all people to join our team and bring their unique perspective to help make us stronger. We value diversity at Capella and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!

About the Role

Capella is currently seeking an RF Electronics Engineer to join our RF Systems. In this role, you will be responsible for the development and characterization of RF/Microwave systems for space. As an integral part of our growing engineering team, you will be collaborating cross-functionally with electrical, software, mechanical, and spacecraft operations teams.


  • PCB Design - Schematic Capture & Layout
  • Prototype debugging
  • Design verification testing
  • Support RF Systems analysis & modeling
  • Support regulatory and interference analyses
  • Support new product introduction / production test design

Qualifications and Skills

  • BSEE/Physics + 5 years related experience, or MSEE/Physics + 3 years related experience
  • Experience in multilayer PCB design
  • Knowledge of various RF system architectures and components
  • Experience with various RF Test & Measurement equipment
  • Strong verbal & visual communication skills

Preferred Skills

  • Altium Designer
  • Python for signal processing / plotting / test automation
  • RF simulation software such as MWO, VSS, ADS, SystemVue
  • Linux command line


This role could require up to 30% travel to our Colorado office


$127,000 - $168,340

Salaries will be based on the applicant’s level of experience, education, and specialized knowledge and skills.


In addition to an opportunity to take part in an innovative and fast-growing business with a highly motivated and skilled team, we also take pride in taking care of our employees. Here are just a few ways that we show our appreciation:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Disability and Life Insurance
  • 401k plan
  • Equity
  • Health Care, Dependent Care FSAs
  • Commuter/Parking Flex Spending
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • In-office lunch program
  • Dog friendly offices