Please Note: US citizenship or permanent residency is required for this position.

CesiumAstro is a rapidly growing space technology startup in Austin, Texas, developing out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. Our approach is unique, and our team is changing the world of space communications. Learn more about our company at https://www.cesiumastro.com.

The Cesium hardware team is looking for summer 2020 interns to design and build electronics hardware for satellite communication systems.

Hardware development interns will work closely with Cesium engineers on product development, schematic design, PCB layout, test, and manufacturing of space electronics. Specific areas of focus can include high-speed digital, power, and/or RF electronics. Assignments will be determined by a mix of project availability and the interests of the successful candidates.

Cesium interns regularly present their work to peers, mentors, and Cesium executive leadership throughout the course of the summer. As such, excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

To apply, please include a cover letter describing your interest in electronics hardware development and either space systems or communication systems, as well as your status as a US citizen or permanent resident.

CesiumAstro is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

All Cesium internships are compensated competitively and located at our facility in Austin, Texas.

Successful candidates will require, as a minimum:

  • Current enrollment in a Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), or PhD program in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering from an accredited university.
  • Practical experience designing and building electronics hardware for a research project, competition team, extracurricular activity, or advanced engineering course.
  • Familiarity with electronics schematic and layout tools such as Altium.
  • Experience with PCB layout.
  • Hands-on experience with lab instruments such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, electronic loads, and signal generators.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred experience includes:

  • Familiarity with board-level physics simulation tools such as Ansys or ADS.
  • Aerospace or automotive electronics design and development.
  • Worst-case circuit analysis, failure method and criticality analyses, and reliability analysis.
  • Programming (C/C++, Python, MATLAB, etc.).
  • Experience with SPICE-based circuit simulation.
  • Advanced coursework experience in digital, analog, and/or RF circuit design.