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RF Software Engineer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Software Engineering
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station – a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic RF Software Engineer who is fueled by problem-solving, continuously curious, and driven to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.


  • Work in a collaborative and energetic engineering team environment to design RF based systems for human spaceflight.
  • Develop requirements and test plans for design.
  • Perform trade studies for technical solutions, including make/buy recommendations.
  • Develop documentation that supports analysis and design reviews.
  • Interface, communicate, and drive decisions with cross discipline teams.
  • Resolve problems encountered in testing and verification processes.
  • Familiar with designing for a radiation tolerant environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This work involves the software development related to radio frequency (RF) infrastructure whereby the individual will:

  • Develop, debug, test, and verification work of embedded software applications for Wi-Fi and/or UHF radios.
  • Have knowledge of RF, signals & systems, modulation/demodulation, sampling, filtering design
  • Possess strong software skills across multiple languages
  • Use general lab equipment and RF equipment such as VNA , Spectrum Analyzer, Power Detectors
  • Be self-motivated, capable person with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess a positive team-player attitude, be flexible and willing to take on new assignments and responsibilities as they arise
  • Be open to new challenges in a dynamic environment
  • Possess strong technical expertise combined with strong verbal and written communication skills

Bonus Qualifications

  • Digital signal processing such as reed-Solomon, Vertibi encoding decoding, convolutional encoding.
  • Crypto experience i.e. AES
  • Knowledge of 802.11n/ac/ax protocols
  • Experience using NASA’s Core Flight Software (CFS) or equivalent frameworks.
  • Experience integrating Flight Software in real time environments.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration/ Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) software development process.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in aerospace, mechanical, electrical/computer, software engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, or related disciplines required
  • Experience with C/C++ language
  • Experience with Object-Oriented-Programming (OOP)
  • Experience with Unix/Linux or VxWorks Operating Systems
  • Experience with developing real time software applications

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.


  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.