Peraton Corporation

  • Modem Test Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Greenbelt
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/5/2018 10:31 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    We are seeking a Modem Test Engineer to join our team in Greenbelt, Maryland to support our Space Communication Network Services contract in the Build Analysis Training Center for Architectural Validation Evaluation (BATCAVE) facility at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, integration, and execution of test code and analysis of results to characterize the performance of a next generation NASA ground station modem. This position also involves integration of modem test equipment, network troubleshooting, and evaluation of RF signals.


    • Review requirements and interface control documents
    • Develop test plans, procedures, and reports
    • Develop test code to monitor and control the modem and configure test equipment
    • Develop test scripts to automate modem testing
    • Monitor and troubleshoot digital IF and baseband packets using tools such as Wireshark
    • Develop MATLAB/SIMULINK and/or Python/C++ code to generate digital IF signals with channel distortions
    • Configure and troubleshoot modem routers and switches
    • Operate test equipment such as Spectrum and Network analyzers to evaluate performance of modem analog interfaces



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or Mathematics and 5+ years’ relevant experience.
    • 5+ years of experience as modem test or modem development engineer.
    • 5+ years of experience using test equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers and RF test equipment.


    • Understanding of RF communications, various modulation and coding techniques, and signal distortions.
    • Hands-on experience operating and maintaining RF modems or any general RF communication system
    • Experience with software radio transport protocols such as VITA-49 and SDDS.
    • Proficient with MATLAB and SIMULINK.
    • Proficient with Python, Wireshark, and Linux.
    • Proficient with National Instruments TestStand and LabVIEW.
    • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
    • Ability to follow detailed work instructions and/or test procedures.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must be able to work independently and in groups.
    • Proficient with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Visio, and MS Word. 



    This position requires the candidate to have an active SECRET security 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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