Communications Hardware Systems Engineer

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Engineering, Visual Basic, GPS, Cryptography
Full Time

Job Description

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Job Summary

Main-mission communication satellites, wideband links, command and telemetry, and terrestrial networks, along with their enabling technologies, are the domain of the Communication Technologies and Engineering Division. The division comprises all aspects, from architectures to implementation; our engineers work directly with corporate customers to ensure robust and resilient communications.

What You'll Be Doing
  • 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.

* This role can be filled as Level 1 or Level 2*

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements for Level 1:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering, physics or another related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of related engineering 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Minimum Requirements for Level 2:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering, physics or another related field and a minimum of 8 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Advanced degree from an accredited university
  • 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.

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

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 at 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law 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 : R001822
Originally Posted : 4 months ago

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