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Radio Frequency/Optical Communications Engineer - Las Cruces

Company: Peraton
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: April 14, 2019

Job Description:

Overview
Peraton is seeking a Radio Frequency/Optical Communications Engineer in Las Cruces, New Mexico at the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) White Sands Complex (WSC) to support the Space Network operations. The selected individual will support NASA programs that integrate with state-of-the-art RF satellite communications systems and technologies. Assignments will include a variety of systems engineering tasks such as system performance analyses using modeling and simulation techniques.

Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA's orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and evaluate system requirements
  • Perform communications analyses including link budget assessments
  • Develop engineering documentation for the install ation of new and/or modification of existing electronic systems that meet defined requirements
  • E nsure that technical, budget and schedule requirements are met through new or modified designs
  • Oversee system modifications to ensure implementation is executed according to design documentation
  • Develop and execute test plans and procedures
  • Maintain system documentation to accurately reflect the configuration baseline
  • Provide trouble-shooting assistance in isolating and correcting unusual hardware problems

    Qualifications
    REQUIRED:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Science, Math or Engineering and 3 + years of experience in the following areas:
      • S atellite ground system or other RF communications engineering
      • RF wireless communications systems definition and analysis, including link analyses
      • RF satellite communications systems parameters and their impact on RF link performance
      • Ability to create technical documents and deliver presentations clearly and concisely.
      • Ability to travel - approx. 10% PREFERRED:
        • BS in Science, Math or Engineering and 5+ years of related experience (or 3+ years with MS in Science, Math or Engineering )
          • Optical satellite ground system or other optical communications engineering
          • Optical communications systems definition and analysis, including link analyses
          • Optical satellite communications systems parameters and their impact on link performance
          • Familiarity with NASA, DoD, or other agency systems engineering processes
          • E xcellent verbal and written communication skills
          • Analytical and problem-solving skills
          • E xcellent verbal and written communication skills
          • Knowledge of the NASA Space Network SECURITY CLEARANCE:
            This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.

            About Peraton
            Are you ready to join the next-generation of national security? Peraton is a fresh name in the industry with an established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We work differently than our peers - with agility, the freedom to innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, you'll be part of our movement to build a great company, solve the most daunting challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our communities, our nation, and our way of life.

            EEO Statement
            We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

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