Mid - Level Communications Systems Engineer

Boeing   •  

El Segundo, CA

5 - 7 years

Posted 182 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Description

As a Communications Systems Engineer, you will design, develop, and deliver state-of-the-art communication systems for space-based applications for commercial, civil and/or national security programs. You will lead a highly-motivated team that works with domestic or international customers on their latest satellite systems.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design and develop next generation RF, digital, and/or optical satellite communications systems and payload architectures
  • Lead trade studies 
  • Define and verify space communication system requirements and interfaces
  • Perform system-level CONOPS development, functional analysis and decomposition 
  • Support system-level integration and validation 
  • Perform analyses and simulations for space communication systems, including: link analysis, signal distortion, system capacity, reliability, and performance 
  • Develop analysis tools using MATLAB and object-oriented software platforms 
  • Develop and verify system algorithms that meet functional and performance requirements
  • Perform hardware procurement, design reviews, and unit sell-off
  • Perform system test preparation, execution, troubleshooting, and verification
  • Mentor the program junior communication systems engineers and review their work for quality.

Project assignments typically span the complete program life cycle, from internal trades, concept studies and system definition, to satellite development, launch, and on-orbit operations and test. Candidates will belong to a systems engineering team interacting with customers, suppliers, program management, integration and test engineers, and senior technologists.


Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

Space and Launch
Relocation Assistance Available
Yes. Available for eligible candidates, if authorized.

This position requires the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance for which the US Government requires US Citizenship. 

Typical Education & Experience:

Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 5 or more years' experience, Master's degree with 3 or more years' experience or PhD degree with experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


Qualified candidate should be able to demonstrate proficiency in analog and digital communication theory and systems, RF/microwave design and theory, digital signal processing (DSP), electromagnetics, waveform design, optical or networked communications, and antenna theory while applying their theoretical knowledge in resolving real world problems.

Basic Skills

  • Experience working on satellite or space based communication systems  

Preferred Skills

  • Proficiency in Matlab/Simulink and C++
  • Experience working on satellite or space based communication systems
  • Experience with digital/RF communications hardware and lab equipment
  • 3+ years of experience in RF, digital, and/or optical communications