RF Electronic Engineer

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

RF Electronic Engineer

Job description

Challenge - Design next generation space and RF hardware

Come join a team that has the audacious goal to build a communication system that changes the world. Hiber delivers connectivity to sensor systems (IoT) with a global satellite footprint. It is low power and low cost so we enable use cases that would not be possible otherwise, because of connectivity issues. This enables global climate monitoring, precision farming, marine life protection and many other ways to improve life on earth.

As an electronic engineer you will design the heart of our system. You design, prototype, bring up and test electronics hardware for both ground and space segments. Your daily work focusses on designing next iterations of our user terminals, satellite subsystems and supporting hardware. The user terminal is a high volume modem that is both low cost and low power. Your day to day responsibility is to design next iterations of this device for production in the 100.000's and eventually millions.

The space segment consists of RF (Analog and software defined radio), processing and power supply boards that need to work in the harsh space environment and have challenging power and processing requirements. Also making them smaller and lighter saves a lot on launch costs. Your daily work is to drive the design to be more efficient on a few competing vectors (a.o. volume, power, processing and thermal).

What we have for you

  • A state of the art, satellite IoT telecommunication system,
  • Satellite subsystems, user terminals and ground support hardware to work on,
  • A team of true experienced professionals with many disciplines and even more big brains to work with,
  • An open engineering culture where you both build and design the technology,
  • Flexible hours, work-from-home options and we also don't micromanage your vacation days,
  • Being part of a groundbreaking innovation with 21st century tech pioneers,
  • Head office on the canals @ Keizersgracht and the technical office in Delft near the TU Delft Campus ground. 


You have

  • A Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent,
  • Minimum of 3 year of RF, analog and/or mixed signal electronics design experience,
  • An interest in designing within the constraints of power, volume, thermal and mixed signal domains of our space and user terminal hardware,
  • Experience with Altium or similar PCB design software,
  • PCB bring up and troubleshooting experience,
  • A precise attention to detail,
  • An ability to write clear documentation/lab notebooks,
  • The people skills required to work with engineers, project managers and customer support agents,
  • Fluency in spoken and written English,
  • Motivation and drive. You volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked.

You might have one or more of

  • Hands-on design, prototyping and debug experience with complex RF subsystems, such as PCB development involving amplifiers, filters, control systems, ADC's, DAC's, phase lock loops, microprocessors, FPGA's and/or (SDR) ASICs,
  • Experience with digital communication (I2C, SPI, CAN, UART) and/or high speed communication channels (DRAM, I/Q data paths, LVDS),
  • Experience in circuit simulation,
  • An understanding of system issues associated with RF design such as noise figure, IP3, etc.,
  • Proficiency with common RF test equipment such as Network & Spectrum Analyzers, Signal & Pulse Generators, and Oscilloscopes,
  • Exposure to scripting programming languages such as Python and Matlab,
  • Design for Manufacturability/Testing experience (> 1000 piece production batches),
  • An understanding of mechanical and thermal design principles, including tolerances and failure analysis.

To land this gig you will need to be comfortable designing big parts of our core system with a very small team. As such it helps (though not required!) if you can show that you have worked on one or more other subjects like software engineering, 3D modelling, mechanical engineering, thermal issues, space grade hardware etc. Internships, side projects and university teams all count. Just make sure that if you've done it, that we can pick up on some of that stuff in your cover letter (video works too) or resume.


Hiber is an eclectic team of like-minded, big-hearted and seriously motivated guys and girls who want to change the world, for good. Pushing the boundaries is what drives us. We love tech. More importantly, we love what we know it can do to make everyone’s life better. And it is that human touch, that desire to improve everything, that sets us all apart and gives us a real buzz. We think of ourselves as 21st century tech pioneers. Exploring new possibilities every day. Doing what no one ever dared to do before. And succeeding. For us, tech isn’t a new app, game or social media fad. It’s a chance to make a real difference, long-term. Not a quick buck short-term.

To date, we hang out in offices in Amsterdam and Delft (home of a big tech university) in the Netherlands. But with more and more, open-minded thinkers and doers wanting to join us, who knows where’s next. For the space junkies amongst you, we launch our satellites with PSLV in India and SpaceX from Cape Canaveral.