Senior RF Spectrum Engineer

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Aerospace Corporation
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.

We remain committed to maintaining a safe environment for hiring as we look forward to the future of work. Click here for information on Aerospace's COVID-19 directives and safety procedures implemented to keep our workplace safe.

The Communication Architectures Department (CAD) performs trade studies, analyses, and simulations to optimize the overall communications performance of terrestrial, satellite, launch vehicle, and ground-based systems. CAD also guides the development of spectrum regulations and policies to assure critical wireless systems have access to necessary spectrum resources.

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.

**This position can be filled as an Aerospace Engineering Specialist or Senior Engineering Specialist based on experience**

What You'll Be Doing
  • Analyze/shape/propose/study/recommend the next generation of communication architectures, requirements, and space policy for customers such as the Department of Defense (DoD) and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
  • Perform radio frequency interference analysis and modeling of communication systems to promote spectrum sharing and resolve spectrum contention issues
  • Provide analysis and evaluations of national and international spectrum policy activities
  • Survey and identify trends in spectrum usage and develop new communication architectures and concepts
  • Assess the performance of satellite and ground systems, communications links, and wireless network protocols


What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements for Engineering Specialist:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Electrical Engineering or related STEM discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant technical experience
  • Knowledge of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) or National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) or Federal Communications Commission (FCC) spectrum management processes
  • Knowledge of communication systems, architectures, and networks
  • Project development experience and ability to lead small teams of engineers
  • Ability to present results effectively in briefings and technical reports
  • Some travel, approximately less than 10%, is anticipated
  • This position requires ability to obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.


Additional Requirements for Senior Engineering Specialist:
  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant technical experience
  • Proven project development and technical leadership experience to lead small teams of engineers
  • Proven analysis, problem-solving skills, and tool development when working independently or in a team setting
  • Strong presentation skills when presenting briefings and delivering technical reports


How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • Master's or PhD in engineering or related discipline
  • Experience with multiple spectrum management processes (ITU, NTIA, FCC)
  • New business development experience
  • Knowledge of various government programs that include SMC, NRO, and commercial satellite systems
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following programming languages: Python, C/C++, Matlab
  • Experience with modeling and simulation tools such as STK
  • Active Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance


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 : R004576
Originally Posted : 8 months ago

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