Communications Hardware Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: 43547

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)

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 clandestine 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?

Responsibilities

The Communications Payload Implementation 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.

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

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.


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.
  • Ability obtain a DoD security clearance issued by the US Government (US Citizenship Required).


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.
  • Ability obtain a DoD security clearance issued by the US Government (US Citizenship Required).


Preferred
  • Current and active DoD clearance issued by the US Government.
  • 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.




Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title : MEMBR-TCH STF SR

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI

Access: SCI

Polygraph: None

Relocation Available: Yes

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

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, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

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