Communications Hardware Systems Engineer

5 - 7 years experience  •  IT Consulting/Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/19/18
El Segundo, CA
5 - 7 years experience
IT Consulting/Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/19/18


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.




  • Degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering, physics or 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.
  • Active SSBI clearance.


Required for consideration as an Engineering Specialist (In Addition)

  • A minimum of 8 years of related experience.
  • Leadership experience with teams.



  • 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

Requisition ID: 38081

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