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Sr. Satellite Communications Engineer

Company: The Aerospace Corporation
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: February 22, 2021

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.SummaryWe are looking for a Sr. Satellite Communications Engineer to serve as the primary Aerospace support for the analysis, assessment and modeling & simulation of a geographically dispersed communications and IT infrastructure. In this opportunity, the Sr. Satellite Communications Engineer will directly advise and interface with the senior government program office representatives, SETA, and contractor personnel.Key Functions

  • Identify and analyze issues and generate recommendations, prepare and review Aerospace written reports and briefing materials in a timely manner, including professional-quality presentations
  • Assist in providing tasking, planning and leadership to the Aerospace Engineering Matrix organization personnel
  • Deliver analysis, assessment, prototyping, specification and modeling tasks, and accountabilities for content, clarity, and in accordance with agency-wide guidance, business processes, and instructions to support government decisions
  • Evaluate specifications, standards, CONOPS, and performance in terms of cost, schedule, and technical parameters
  • Review and assess trade studies
  • Represent program office positions in IPT meetings and system interface definitionRequired
    • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineer, physics or an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution
    • Minimum of 12 years experience of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, including multi-disciplinary systems engineering and/or program management environments.
    • Experience in multiple satellite communications technologies to include RF
    • Experience in communications, networking, and/or IT infrastructure life cycle development, to include:
      • requirements definition;
      • specifications and standards; design,
      • integration and test;
      • industry best practices;
      • operational readiness testing
      • Understanding and use of modeling and simulation tools and techniques
      • Strong written and verbal communications skills
      • Demonstrated dependability, self-motivation, communications, and interpersonal skills
      • Experience in a program office environment and ability to interact with various government agencies, other program offices, FFRDCs, and SETA and development contractors
      • This position requires the ability to have and maintain a current and active TS/SSBI/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.Preferred
        • Advanced degree in electrical engineer, physics or an appropriate technical discipline from a recognized institution
        • Understanding of, and demonstrated competence in, digital engineering and model-based system engineering
        • Demonstrated understanding and use of the Aerospace Engineering Matrix organization
        • Demonstrated technical acumen in one or more of the following skill areas
          • communications and networking components,
          • protocols,
          • parts and functionality,
          • commercial and government development processes 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 --poster and-- the supplement , as well as the-- Pay Transparency Policy Statement .-- Posted 30+ Days Ago Full time R000401 About Us A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in the national security of space. We are The Aerospace Corporation. We take 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? Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to obtain a Security Clearance. U.S. citizenship required for those positions.

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