National Systems Communication Architectures Analyst

Aerospace   •  

El Segundo, CA

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 274 days ago

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We are seeking a Communication Architectures Analyst to provide subject technical expertise for the systems development life cycle of both classified (TS/SCI) and unclassified communication satellites, payloads, terminals, and systems.


Key Functions

  • Development and assessment of communication payloads, terminals, and satellite enterprise systems
  • Provide technical analysis and technical leadership to develop the next generation of communication architectures and requirements
  • Design, analyze, and simulate space and terrestrial communication system architectures and create communication analysis tools
  • Develop and assess the performance of satellite and ground systems, communications links, signal processing algorithms, and wireless network protocols
  • Survey and identify trends to develop ground-breaking communication architectures and concepts
  • Facilitate spectrum management
  • Perform waveform and RFI analysis for frequency management, spectrum planning and spectrum registration
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities with new and existing customers
  • Provide independent technical leadership, mentorship, and direction to less experienced staff
  • Coordinate tasks and participate in technical meetings with SMC, NRO, Navy, NOAA, NASA, and Civil & Commercial program office representatives
  • Present technical and project status briefings to management and customers
  • Travel to customer facilities




  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or science
  • Minimum of 12 years relevant experience
  • Active Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance
  • Demonstrated ability to architect, design, analyze and specify both TS/SCI satellite systems and MILSATCOM/AEHF satellite communication architectures, corresponding specifications, interface control documents, and terminal planning constraints
  • Strong background in communication systems, architectures, and networks
  • Demonstrated ability to optimize architectures based on analysis, system design, coding, modulation, network, and spectrum utilization parameters
  • Project development experience and demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and customer interface skills are needed, as is a demonstrated ability to interact with customer and contractor personnel in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment
  • Ability to present results effectively in briefings and technical reports
  • Excellent organizational, as well as written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to lead and mentor team members
  • Some travel



  • New business development experience
  • Technical leadership experience for hardware and software development
  • Experience in enterprise level satellite communications risk reduction testing, developmental testing and/or operational testing
  • Master's Degree or Ph.D in electrical engineering, communications, or systems engineering
  • At least 16 years of experience in space systems engineering development and acquisition
  • Working knowledge of interoperability and standards; spectrum management; protocols and infrastructures; wireless communications and network design
  • Knowledge of various SMC and NRO programs is important, especially classified systems, MILSATCOM, terminal program offices, MUOS, GPS, AFSCN and Launch Range
  • Experience with protected satellite communications
  • Experience with anti-jam designs and analysis
  • Experience with RFP/acquisition documentation development and review
  • Experience with spectrum management


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Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: ENGRG SPCLST SR 

Clearance Requirement: Top Secret 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time

Requisition ID: 37931