Communication Systems Architect / Engineer

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Engineer, Engineering, Matlab, Python
Full Time

Job Description

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.

Responsibilities

The Aerospace Corporation's Communication Architectures Department performs trade studies, analyses, and simulations to optimize the overall communications performance of terrestrial, satellite, launch vehicle, and ground based systems. We are seeking a Communications Engineer that can work in communication systems for both satellite and terrestrial applications. Our multidisciplinary staff defines the architectures to ensure cutting edge, state of the art high performance communications and coordinates the activities of related engineering specialties to ensure mission objectives are achieved. Join us on the leading edge of communication systems and architectures development.

Key Functions
  • Provide communication theory expertise including assessment of payloads, terminals and satellite enterprise systems
  • Provide technical analysis and develop simulation tools to assess communication system performance and to developing the next generation of communication architectures requirements
  • Assess the performance of satellite and ground systems, communications links, and wireless networks
  • Survey and identify trends in spectrum usage and develop new communication architectures and concepts
  • Present technical and project status briefings to management and customers

This position can be filled as an Aerospace Engineering Specialist or Senior Engineering Specialist

Qualifications

Required
  • Degree from an accredited university in engineering or another related field
  • Minimum of 8 years relevant experience post bachelor's degree
  • Active Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance or ability to obtain this clearance
  • Strong background in digital communications systems, analysis and trade studies, and communication systems engineering
  • Experience in software tools (Matlab, Python, C/C++)
  • Ability to present results effectively in briefings and technical reports
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel

Preferred
  • Master's Degree or PhD in engineering or another related field
  • Theoretical understanding of modern space and terrestrial communications
  • Strength in software and tool development skills (Matlab, Python, C/C++)
  • Experience with terrestrial communication (4G, 5G LTE)
  • Able to work and learn new concepts that go beyond communications engineering

Requirements for Senior Engineering Specialist

Required
  • Advanced degree in engineering or another related field
  • Minimum of 12 years relevant experience post bachelor's degree
  • Active Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance or ability to obtain this clearance
  • Extensive background in digital communications systems, analysis and trade studies, and communication systems engineering
  • Extensive knowledge of modern space and terrestrial communications
  • Extensive knowledge of digital communications prototyping
  • Strong analysis, problem solving and communications tool development skills both independently and in a team setting
  • Strong presentation skills in briefings and technical reports
  • Excellent organizational, as well as written and oral, communication skills
  • Ability to travel

Preferred
  • PhD in engineering or another related field
  • Knowledge of various government programs that include SMC, NRO and commercial satellite system
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of digital communications prototyping and digital processing techniques
  • Experience with terrestrial communication (4G, 5G LTE)
  • Experience with protected communications
  • Able to work and learn new concepts that go beyond communications engineering

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone ator by email at . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.


Company Information

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Dice Id : 90970895
Position Id : R000321
Originally Posted : 4 months ago

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