Senior Space Communications Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

Linquest Corporation   •  

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


11 - 15 years

Posted 39 days ago

  • Brief Description
  • LinQuest is seeking a Senior Space Communications Engineer to join our team at our office in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This position will provide specialized communication systems design support to Missile Defense Agency Space Systems (MDA/SS) program office. This position provides support to the SS Chief Engineer and Space Sensor Layer (SSL) program office.
  • Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate mission concepts, spacecraft communication, and ground communication designs against mission requirements, including detailed performance analysis
  • Evaluate adequacy of spacecraft assembly, integration, and test plans
  • Work as an SME with cross-disciplinary teams of industry, government, and FFRDCs/UARCs on projects that will result in flight hardware
  • Work with development teams to define CONOPS constraints
  • Conduct technical analyses and risk assessment in support of the MDA acquisition framework
  • Manage communication-related R&D studies and prototype development activities.
  • Participate in program design reviews and other acquisition milestone reviews
  • Requirements
  • Required Skills:
  • US Citizenship and active DoD Secret Clearance, with eligibility for TS/SCI is required to be considered for this position
  • Knowledge of communication design, operations, and testing
  • Ability to apply disciplined systems engineering practices (requirements identification, architecture development, and validation/verification)
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of time
  • Preferred Skills:
  • 10-15 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of frequency allocation and spectrum management processes
  • Knowledge of satellite-to-satellite communication principles, including laser comm
  • Proficiency with communication modeling and simulation tools
  • Understanding of the US Government design review process (SRR, PDR, CDR, etc.)
  • Required Experience:
  • BS in electrical engineering or physics
  • 10-15 years of relevant experience
  • Preferred Experience:
  • MS in electrical engineering or physics

Valid Through: 2019-11-4