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Communication Systems Engineer

Description:
This position involves designing and implementing wired and wireless communications systems on the spacecraft and interfacing with the ground systems, including ground stations and operations center. The communications engineer will:
  • Develop, document, and validate subsystem requirements
  • Coordinate with electrical, mechanical, avionics, and software teams
  • Perform link analysis and design
  • Select components to meet requirements
  • Integrate communication system components on spacecraft and ground systems
  • Plan and execute communication system testing
  • Support flight operations, analyze subsystem performance, and troubleshoot if needed
  • Assess, track, and report subsystem status to project leads


The scope of the communications engineering position includes:

  • RF communications
  • Link budgets
  • Modulation and encoding schemes
  • SpaceWire and RS-422 communication
  • Encryption technologies
  • Antennas and feed systems
  • Software-defined radio
  • CCSDS standards
  • Spacecraft ranging and tracking
  • Testing of spacecraft, payload, and ground communications


Desired skills, experience, and attributes:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in an engineering discipline
  • 2+ years experience with RF communications
  • Knowledge of digital communication systems
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical or electrical systems
  • Experience in C/C++, Python, MATLAB, or LabVIEW
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be a “U.S. person” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)


 
Job Number: 2010115013
Job Location: Mojave, CA
Duration: 36 months
Input Date: 06/03/2020
Last Updated: 07/14/2020
Firm Name: PDS TECHNICAL SERVICES
Attention: Chad Dunavant
Address: 370 N WESTLAKE BLVD STE 120
City, State: WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91362
Phone: 805/418-9862
800 Phone: 866/458-4322
Fax Phone: 805/418-9866
Email: cecjwestlake@pdstech.com
Website: https://pdsjobs.force.com/candidates/job_detail?id=a1i1T000003Ot7AQAS&URLSource=cjhunter

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