Peraton Corporation

  • Senior Systems Engineer- (RF Communications SME)

    Job Locations US-MD-Greenbelt
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/2/2018 2:11 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-6759
    Category
    Engineering
    Clearance Status
    Active/Current
    Security Clearance
    Secret
  • Overview

    We are seeking a Senior Systems Engineer who specializes in RF communications to support our program office in Greenbelt, Maryland. The selected individual will support  the next Generation ground terminal studies for the NASA Space Network.

     

    Responsibilities

     

    • Leading all system engineering actives required to support RF communication R&D studies.
    • Coordinate and review modeling, simulation, and analysis of RF communication technologies, techniques, and operational concepts (particularly in the Ka-band and higher frequency range).
    • Developing technical documentation including requirements, interface control, verification, and operation concept documents.
    • Evaluating potential RF communication architectures and ground station locations based on atmospheric propagation and associated link budgets.
    • Supporting the implementation and modems, frequency converters, amplifiers, and antennas for space-ground links.
    • Analyzing modulation, channel coding, interleaving and equalization methods.
    • Identifying system performance analyses, trade studies, risks and associated mitigations.
    • Developing test plans and procedures for RF communications technologies and techniques.
    • Supporting the development, coordination, and presentation of Key Decision Point (KDP) Presentations (e.g. PDCR, PDR, CDR, SRR, SIR, SAR, ORR, etc.)

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED:

    • Master’s degree in engineering, physics, computer science, mathematics, or a related technical field and 15+ years of related work experience in field.
    • 5+ years of coordinating and reviewing modeling, simulation, and analysis of RF communication technologies, techniques, and operational concepts
    • 5+ years of developing test plans and procedures for optical communications technologies and techniques.
    • Prior experience NASA or other federal government agency projects.

    PREFERRED :

    • Master’s degree or higher in science, math, or engineering.
    • Experience with optical communications systems and subsystems.
    • Familiarity with NASA, DoD, or other agency systems engineering processes.
    • Knowledge of the NASA Space Network

    SECURITY CLEARANCE:

     

    This position requires the candidate to already possess an Active SECRET security clearance and the ability to maintain the clearance.

     

    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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