Employment Opportunities at Tethers Unlimited, Inc.

Tethers Unlimited is an aerospace R&D firm located in Bothell, WA. We are currently developing a number of advanced technologies for space and defense systems, including deployable structures for small spacecraft, on-orbit manufacturing technologies, in-space propulsion systems, and RF communications and sensing. Tethers Unlimited typically takes on projects that are out-of-the-box and extremely technically challenging, so to work here you must be creative, very hard working, and committed to producing the highest quality work. You also must be able to work efficiently as a part of a fast-paced, interdisciplinary team, and document and communicate your work clearly.

TUI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Resumes should be submitted by email in PDF Format ONLY with candidate's name in the filename to jobs@tethers.com

Current Openings:

Additive Manufacturing Engineer

Tethers Unlimited is seeking a creative individual with experience in mechanisms or materials to contribute to the development of 3D printing and plastics recycling technologies as well as thermoplastic composite fabrication processes. Useful experience includes:.
Responsibilities

  • Mechanisms design
  • 3D printing of thermoplastics
  • Process engineering
  • Tooling design
  • Proficiency with parametric 3D modeling.  Experience with Solidworks a plus 
  • Fabrication of prototypes including manual machining (lathe and mill).

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, or Physics with 2+ years work or equivalent experience.
  • Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien for this position.

Desired

  • Design of parts for 3D printing
  • Hands on experience with 3D printer maintenance

Benefits:

  • Medical & Dental coverage
  • Employer-contributed pension

 

Embedded Software Engineer

Tethers Unlimited Inc. is looking for an Embedded Software Engineer to design, develop, and test high performance complex real-time avionics solutions for space based products.
Responsibilities

  • Software requirements definition, including definition for hardware selection.
  • Design, develop, implement and test real-time embedded software.
  • Develop and unit test implemented software.
  • Document requirements, design, testing and API for software products.
  • Work with multidisciplinary team to create integrated products.
  • Support PCB design activities.

Mandatory Knowledge/Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related major
  • 3+ years of experience programming in C/C++ for embedded microprocessors.
  • Strong understanding of hardware and networking communication protocols including: I2C/SPI, Ethernet, TCP/UDP/IP, etc.
  • Strong embedded coding skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with embedded real-time operation systems.
  • Ability to read hardware schematic and circuit designs, and datasheets for driver development.
  • Familiarity with standard software development workflows and best practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desired

  • Experience developing software and executing tests for the space environment.
  • Experience designing and implementing network stack technologies.
  • Linux Kernel driver development experience.
  • Experience with Software Defined Radios (SDR) or digital signal processing (DSP).
  • Experience using static code analyzers.

General Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder

Benefits:

  • Medical & Dental coverage
  • Employer-contributed pension

 

Software Engineer – SDR/DSP

Tethers Unlimited Inc. is looking for an Avionics Engineer with an emphasis on communication subsystems to design, develop, and test high performance software defined radios for space based platforms.
Responsibilities

  • Develop board, FPGA, and processor design requirements and specifications.
  • Develop and test signal processing algorithms in Matlab.
  • Implement complex algorithms in HDL and C/C++.
  • Develop robust test bench and simulations for algorithm testing and verification.
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams to create and successfully deliver integrated products.

Mandatory Knowledge/Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related major.
  • 3+ years of experience with Software Defined Radios (SDR) or digital signal processing (DSP).
  • Experience programming in Matlab, Python, and C/C++.
  • Experience programming in VHDL or Verilog targeting FPGAs, preferably experience with Xilinx development tools.
  • Understanding of wireless communication channels including, signal processing for common modulation and coding waveforms.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desired

  • Experience designing and executing tests for the space environment.
  • Communication system design experience for space based platforms, including link budget analysis.
  • Experience designing and implementing wireless network technologies.
  • Familiar with any of AFSCN SGLS, MILSTD-188-181C, CCSDS, DVB-S2, and OFDM waveforms.
  • Ability to conduct board schematic and circuit design.

General Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder

Benefits:

  • Medical & Dental coverage
  • Employer-contributed pension

 

 

 

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