Digital Communications System Engineer

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18
El Segundo, CA
IT Consulting/Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18


Primarily focus on the design, analysis, simulation, and system engineering of all types of communication systems, including space-based military and commercial systems and terrestrial wireless radio systems.  Provides research development and engineering support within the communication systems engineering organization.  


Key Functions

  • Applies knowledge and experiences in carrying out tasks in digital communication systems under supervision and guidance. Contacts are primarily with immediate supervisor, project leaders, and/or other MTS professionals in the group.
  • Performs analytical studies, conducts software simulations and hardware emulations, develops details of specifications, and prepares details of analytical report findings for all types of communication systems including spaced-based military and commercial systems and terrestrial wireless radio systems.
  • Supports the evaluation of link performance in the presence of noise, fading, and jamming employing advanced channel coding and modulation techniques.
  • Participates in development of program interfaces between hardware equipment; diagnoses both hardware and software simulation tool problems; designs improvements to simulation environments; develops and/or modifies programs for data reduction and analysis.



  • Knowledge of digital communication theory, channel,  waveform (modulation and coding), and signal processing.
  • Knowledge of the end-to-end physical layer communication system concept.
  • The ability to effectively present results in briefings and technical reports.
  • Strong team participation concept and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Two years of hands on experience after Bachelor's degree OR a Master's degree.
  • Ability to obtain Secret Level clearance (US Citizenship required).



  • Experience with design, analysis, modeling, simulation, and performance evaluation in digital communications.
  • Experience with channel modeling, acquisition, synchronization, AJ/AS techniques, and link budget assessment.
  • Experience with the end-to-end physical layer simulations.
  • Experience with the operation of hardware equipment and implementing communication algorithms in hardware.
  • Master's degree in relevant field.

Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.


Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: MTS-ASSOCIATE  

Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time

Requisition ID: 34641

Not the right job?
Join Ladders to find it.
With a free Ladders account, you can find the best jobs for you and be found by over 20,0000 recruiters.