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Avionics FPGA Engineer

Muon Space

Muon Space

Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 7, 2021


About the role

Muon is looking for an Avionics FPGA Engineer to join our satellite and sensors development team. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated versatile FPGA engineer with significant previous experience developing radio FPGA DSP pipelines and associated hardware and software.


  • Work with internal teams and external customers to push the limit of what’s possible in Earth sensing and in-satellite compute

  • Be part of the team that defines Muon’s satellite communications, science radio, and sensing architectures

  • Translate mission needs, concepts, and requirements into robust designs

  • Collaborate with HW and SW team members to bring up brand new spacecraft systems that include FPGAs

  • Enable software-defined radio and imaging capabilities for Earth sensing

  • Design signal processing pipelines, control logic, data routing fabric, data processing accelerators, and high-speed interfaces like Ethernet, PCIe, MIPI, and JESD204b

  • Develop reusable internal IP cores and design patterns

  • Integrate FPGA designs alongside avionics processors and microcontrollers

  • Set best practices and design patterns in FPGA RTL for the team

  • Supervise and guide external engineering resources and vendors


  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in electrical engineering, computer science, or related field

  • 4+ years experience as a FPGA engineer in a team environment

  • Strong Verilog programming experience, with SystemVerilog experience desired

  • Familiarity with device-level communication buses (e.g. UART/SPI/I2C)

  • Experience implementing and debugging high-speed digital communications (Gigabit Ethernet, PCIe, Aurora, JESD204b, MIPI, etc)

  • Scripting to automate building and testing FPGA designs

  • Experience working in a linux development environment

  • Read and understand HW datasheets

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Excited to work in a fast-paced environment with new challenges every week

Nice-to-have Skills

  • Knowledge of radio standards and signaling such as GPS, DVB-S, GSM, LTE, etc

  • Expertise in embedded firmware development in C/C++

  • Experience with digital hardware design and/or RF circuit design

  • Interfacing to high-speed analog data converters with JESD204b

  • Interfacing and processing data from image sensors

About Muon Space

Muon Space is working at the forefront of satellites, advanced sensors, business intelligence, and climate science. From satellite missions to modeling to data analytics and actionable insights, we believe measuring, understanding and predicting Earth’s complex, coupled systems is both a great business opportunity and key to leaving future generations a livable, productive and healthy planet.

We are a geographically diverse company with teams in the San Francisco Bay area, Los Angeles, and Boulder, Colorado. We seek great talent wherever it may be.

Equal Opportunity

At Muon, our mission embraces the entire planet, and we believe our team should too. Muon is dedicated to creating a diverse and dynamic company and workforce. We believe in equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or gender identity. If you need a reasonable accommodation as part of your application for employment or interviews with us, please let us know.

At Muon Space salary is only part of our total compensation package. In addition to salary, Muon Space provides equity compensation as well as benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, life insurance, and an employee development program.

The salary range for this role is $125K and $225k and will depend on a candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience as determined during the interview process.

JOB CODE: 1000017