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Spectrum and Communication Architecting Engineer

Company: Aerospace Corporation
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: February 23, 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.ResponsibilitiesThe 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 Communication Architectures Engineer that can work in both satellite and terrestrial communication systems. 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 systems engineering expertise for space and terrestrial communication architectures
  • Provide technical analysis and develop simulation tools to assess communication system performance and to develop the next generation of communication architectures requirements
  • Assess the performance of satellite and ground systems, communications links, and wireless network protocols
  • Perform radio frequency interference analysis and modeling between communication systems to promote spectrum sharing and spectrum contention issues
  • Provide analyses and evaluations of national and international space policy activities
  • Survey and identify trends in spectrum usage and develop new communication architectures and concepts
  • Present technical and project status briefings to management and customers
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to more junior staff
  • Travel to customer facilities***This position can be filled as an Aerospace Engineering Specialist or Senior Engineering Specialist*** QualificationsRequired.
    • Degree from an accredited university in engineering or another related field
    • Minimum of 8 years relevant experience
    • Current and Active, Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance (ship required)
    • Project development experience and ability to lead small teams of engineers
    • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills when working independently or in a team setting
    • Ability to present results effectively in briefings and technical reports
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Able to work and learn new concepts that go beyond communications engineeringPreferred
      • Master's Degree or PhD in engineering or related field
      • Theoretical understanding in modern space and terrestrial communications
      • Strong software and tool development skills
      • Experience with terrestrial communications (4G, 5G LTE) and or protected communications
      • Experience with spectrum management
      • Excellent organizational, as well as written and oral, communication skillsRequired for Senior Engineering Specialist
        • Degree from an accredited university in engineering or another related field
        • Minimum of 12 years relevant experience
        • Proven project development and technical leadership experience to lead small teams of engineers
        • Current and Active, Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance (ship required)
        • 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
        • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
        • Excellent organizational, as well as written and oral, communication skills
        • Theoretical understanding of modern space and terrestrial communicationsPreferred for Senior Engineering Specialist
          • Master's Degree or PhD in engineering or related field
          • Experience in enterprise level satellite communications architectures design
          • Experience with spectrum management and policy work
          • New business development experience
          • Knowledge of various government programs that include SMC, NRO and commercial satellite systems
          • Experience with terrestrial communication (4G, 5G LTE) and or protected communications
          • Experience with spectrum managementEqual 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 . - provided by Dice

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