Peraton Corporation

  • RF Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Greenbelt
    Posted Date 1 week ago(2/7/2019 11:50 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Ability to Obtain
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    We are seeking an Radio Frequency Engineer in Greenbelt, MD to support our NASA customer. 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.



    • Develop system requirements and interface documentation.
    • Develop system architectures and designs.
    • Perform communications technology assessments.
    • Communications analyses including link budget assessments to determine link availability statistics based on factors such as orbit dynamics, orbit simulations, atmospherics, rain rates, and other link degradation factors.
    • Dynamic link analyses, including body coordinates and antenna theory and patterns.
    • Develop written documentation and make presentations to peers and customer.



    • BS in Engineering and 5+ years of related experience (or 3+ years with MS in Electrical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering)
    • 5+ years' experience to include these areas:
      • RF wireless communications systems definition and analysis, including link analyses
      • Experience with RF satellite communications systems parameters and their impact on RF link performance, including use of orbit simulations
      • Use of simulation software such as STK, MATLAB, or any other COTS or custom simulation software
      • Analytical and problem solving techniques
      • Creating technical documents and delivering presentations


    • Familiarity with the NASA Space Network and Near Earth Network



    This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.  In order to obtain a clearance candidate must be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

    About Peraton

    Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada. 

    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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