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Communication Systems Engineer (Hybrid)

Company: The Aerospace Corporation
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: January 25, 2023

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. EXCITING TIMES AT AEROSPACE CORPORATION!Value of innovation starts here! We are hiring a Engineering Specialist (Mid or Senior Level) to support within the Communications Payload Command and Telemetry Department, as you will be essential in solving the most challenging problems for space systems . The chosen individual will look to provide technical leadership and expertise in the areas of Spacecraft Communication Payloads, TT&C systems and Ground Systems. The department's specific focus areas include concept development and architecture trades, link budget analysis, payload sizing, hardware prototype, radio frequency interference, and flight system hardware anomaly resolution. We have extensive and well-established relationships with national security customers and is growing our civil and commercial portfolio.**This role can be in a hybrid work model which offers partially remote support with some onsite work required. Locations available to support will be either El Segundo, CA, Albuquerque, NM or Colorado Springs, CO.What You'll Be Doing:

  • Develop tools to support trades requiring evaluation of a wide range of communication architecture solutions
  • Quick-turnaround conceptual design and advanced communication architecture studies
  • Independent assessment, evaluation and verification of contractor designs
  • Enterprise modeling/simulation and digital twin development
  • Predict and evaluate hardware performance and degradation using analytical or simulation tools
  • Lead department technical teams and provide department customer interface
  • Provide timely written and verbal technical assessment reports to program office customer and management
    **This position can be filled as an Aerospace Engineering Specialist or a Senior Engineering Specialist, based on experience.What You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements for Engineering Specialist:
    • Minimum of 8-years of related experience
    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related field
    • Technical knowledge in the following areas is required:
      • Analog and digital communication link analysis and trades
      • Digital and bent-pipe space communication systems
      • Communication modulation and coding theory, electromagnetic theory
      • Have demonstrated creativity in problem solving
      • Must possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with program office, customers, contractors, other technical personnel and levels of management
      • Demonstrated successful team leadership
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • 10 - 15% domestic travel to AGO and other locations, as needed
      • Experience in MATLAB, Python, and Visual C++
      • Currently possess a TS/SCI level security clearanceMinimum Requirements for Senior Engineering Specialist
        • Minimum of 12-years experience supporting space programs as a communications engineer
        • Leadership experience of multi-discipline teamsHow You Can Stand Out
          • Advanced degree
          • Experience working for Space Systems Command at an FFRDC
          • Hardware experience on communication, radar, or navigation payloads
          • Anomaly and failure analysis management and resolution for space communication system
          • Requirement definition and concept design of space communication or navigation systems
          • Space communication security and transmission security methods and hardware experience
          • Satellite terminal communication system experienceTranscript Requirement Transcripts will be required for this position.Grade-Based Pay Range(Min - Mid - Max)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 respectWe 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 You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Keywords: The Aerospace Corporation, Albuquerque , Communication Systems Engineer (Hybrid), Other , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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