Communications Hardware Systems Engineer

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Engineering, Visual Basic, GPS, Cryptography
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 Communications Payload, Command and Telemetry department provides technical leadership and expertise in the areas of spacecraft communication payloads, navigation payloads, and TT&C systems. We have extensive and well-established relationships with national security customers with a focus on concept design and mission assurance while growing our civil and commercial support.

Key Functions
  • Conduct independent assessment, evaluation and verification during trade study evaluations.
  • Perform communication system and subsystem analyses to support requirement development, Request for Proposal (RFP) and source selection activities.
  • Predict and evaluate hardware performance and degradation using analytical or simulation tools.
  • Perform system and link analyses, detailed system architecture trade studies and technology evaluations.
  • Participate in quick-turnaround conceptual design and advanced architecture studies for various government, civil and commercial communication and navigation systems; assemble and lead multi-disciplined teams as needed to provide a timely response.
  • Support program design reviews, integration & test phases, spacecraft launch, and in-orbit check-out.
  • Provide timely written and verbal technical assessment reports to program office, line management, and technical conferences.
  • Lead technical teams within the department.

***This role can be filled as an Aerospace Senior Member of Technical Staff or Engineering Specialist***

Qualifications

Required
  • Degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering, physics or another related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience.
  • Technical knowledge in the following areas is required: digital and bent-pipe communication systems; navigation systems; tracking, telemetry and commanding space-to-ground systems, analog and digital communication modulation and coding theory, electromagnetic theory, and digital communication hardware.
  • The successful candidate should be comfortable in both fast-paced teaming environment as well as independent analytical work.
  • Digital communication subsystem and system hardware assembly, integration and test (AI&T) in space communication systems, navigation systems, or TT&C systems.
  • Anomaly and failure analysis management and resolution for AI&T of space systems.
  • Analog and digital communication link analysis and trades.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must also possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with program office, customers, contractors, other technical personnel and various levels of management.
  • Current and Active Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance

Required for consideration as an Engineering Specialist
  • A minimum of 8 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated successful leadership experience with teams.
  • Degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering, physics or another related field.
  • Strong technical knowledge in the following areas is required: digital and bent-pipe communication systems; navigation systems; tracking, telemetry and commanding space-to-ground systems, analog and digital communication modulation and coding theory, electromagnetic theory, and digital communication hardware.
  • The successful candidate should be comfortable in both fast-paced teaming environment as well as independent analytical work.
  • Digital communication subsystem and system hardware assembly, integration and test (AI&T) in space communication systems, navigation systems, or TT&C systems.
  • Anomaly and failure analysis management and resolution for AI&T of space systems.
  • Analog and digital communication link analysis and trades.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must also possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with program office, customers, contractors, other technical personnel and various levels of management.
  • Current and Active Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance

Preferred
  • Advanced degree.
  • 8 years experience supporting SMC and NRO space programs as a communications engineer.
  • Experience in SPW, MATLAB, Microsoft Visio, Visual Basic.
  • Navigation payload systems experience.
  • Space communication security and transmission security methods and hardware experience.
  • Requirement definition and concept design of space communication or navigation systems.
  • Communication system simulation analysis experience.
  • GPS receivers for space applications.
  • Satellite terminal communication system experience.
  • Cryptography experience.

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 : R000134
Originally Posted : 4 months ago

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