Satellite Spectrum Engineer


  • Military
  • Mathematics
  • Attention to detail
  • Product development
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Design
  • Teamwork
  • Surveillance
  • Analytics
  • Science

Job Description

Requisition Number: 13881

Required Travel: 11 - 25%

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40

Security Clearance: TS/SCI w/ CI Poly

Level of Experience: Mid


Job Description

HII Mission Technologies is ranked #1 on Forbes List for Defense Contractors and ranked #11 Best Large Employers 2021-2022!!

Position Summary

We are seeking a Spectrum Management Professional to provide direct support to the Government in the area of satellite radio frequency analysis to support: satellite program office radio spectrum management decisions, national and international regulatory issues, satellite registration and coordination, and national/international policy. The Spectrum Manager will have a background in spectrum management and RF wireless systems, familiarity with spectrum re-allocation. Qualified candidates will understand the process of developing spectrum plans and policy involving preparing analyses and position papers. The Spectrum Manager supports lead technical personnel and project managers in various technical activities related to system and technical product development.

HII's expertise in wireless communication includes 50+ years of performing RF Engineering for DoD, gov. agencies, and commercially both in the US and overseas, analyzing, and formatting spectrum data, including frequency assignment, spectrum certification, LiDAR, and other geo-referenced data. Our Scientists and Engineers support diverse tasks such as spectrum forensics and deconfliction, testing for coverage amid urban clutter, and antenna site planning. HII's RESED team offers opportunities from projects supporting international satellite coordination in space to countering IEDs. Our work is increasingly important in a world that depends on well-coordinated, interference-free spectrum access.

Come support our work with the Department of Defense and join a world class team of groundbreaking scientists and engineers!

Details below!

What you will do

  • Perform static and dynamic analyses that will indicate radio frequency interference between satellite systems.
  • Provide support to program offices by attending regular tag up meetings, performing analysis and developing requirements that will ensure the regulatory compliance of satellite systems.
  • Liaise with program offices to understand program current and future requirements.
  • Be part of a team of spectrum regulatory experts aimed at protecting incumbent programs from radio frequency interference and ensuring future program compliance with national and international regulations.
  • Assist in the preparation of new national and international satellite network registrations and maintain regulatory status of existing registrations.
  • Participate in national and international regulatory meetings and conferences and provide analysis support for input into these meetings
  • Participate in coordination meetings with other satellite operators to ensure program protection requirements are met.
  • Produce written and oral reports

What you need to have

  • 5+ years of professional relevant RF spectrum management experience with Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Science, Math or another related technical discipline, 3 years with a Master's degree, 0 years with a PhD or JD; or HS Diploma and 9 years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of Satellite Communication systems (to include link budgets, general radio theory and basic orbital mechanics)
  • Familiar with MATLAB or similar tool for programming, debugging and data analysis and satellite communications analysis software STK
  • Basic understanding of programming principles to facilitate problem solving and to automate tasks
  • Familiar with national and international spectrum policies and spectrum regulatory, registration and coordination processes
  • Familiarity with the ITU Radio Regulations and U.S. regulations
  • Ability to obtain a US security clearance is required

Bonus points for...

  • TS/SCI w/CI poly preferred
  • Preferred to have a minimum of five (5) combined years of experience directly related to the field of radio frequency spectrum management
  • Creative problem solver with acute attention to detail
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork

This opportunity resides with Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), a business group within HII's Mission Technologies division. From towers to processors, we design, develop, integrate and manage the sensors, systems and other assets necessary to support integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations, exploitation and analysis for the Intelligence Community, the military services, geographic and functional combatant commands and DoD agencies.

HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII's skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit: .

HII Is committed to cultivating an inclusive company culture to promote collaboration and enhance creativity by hiring a diverse work force. HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.