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Principal RF Engineer for ESA Systems

Req ID :
394051BR
Job Code/Title :
E1686:RF Engineer Prin
Job Description :
Littleton, Colorado:
'The RF Payloads Center of Excellence is seeking an RF systems architect to support the new technology development of Electronically Steerable Array (ESA) Payloads and associated new business pursuits. The individual will be the technical lead for the end-to-end architecture, design and analysis of payload subsystems for this new technology development. They will lead a multi-disciplined technical team in developing and maturing the architecture throughout the entire program life cycle for ESA Payloads flight sub-systems. The preferred candidate has a strong background in successfully leading and executing tasks in a fast paced, dynamic, and collaborative work environment focused on developing and delivering advanced technologies.
Specific tasks include :

- Develop the architecture, perform trades, frequency & beam plans, link budgets, cascade analysis, part specifications for end-to-end ESA systems
- Develop models and use tools for systems trades for link budgets, cascade analysis, antenna elements, capacity, availability, Etc.
- Perform analysis, modeling and simulation of the end-to-end the payload system
- Detailed knowledge of Antenna elements, LNA's, diplexers, tri-plexers, filters, mixers & LO's, combiners, SSPA's, AD/DA converters, TDU's, Phase shifters and attenuators, ASIC's, MMIC's, RFIC's, beam steering command and control, Etc.
- Detailed knowledge of RF design tools such as HFSS, CST MW Studio, FEKO, ADS, AWR Microwave Office, SystemVue, Zuken, Altium Designer, Matlab, LabVIEW, Etc.
- Lead the detailed design and layout of RF and Communications ESA subsystems from components to boards to boxes to sub-systems to full systems
- Interface with subject matter experts and providers of various subsystem products and technologies
- Support new business and technology opportunities through RFI/RFP and internal investments

Keyword\\Phrases Include:
RF Engineering, RF Architect, Shape Reflectors, active electronically steerable array, ESA, AESA Satellite Communications, SATCOM, Microwave, A2100 Spacecraft, Multi-Beam, Spot-Beam, Phased Array Radar, TIRCA WIPL-D, HFSS, NEC, SATSOFT, POS, CHAMP, COBRA, GRASP Electro-Magnetics, EMI, EMC.

Basic Qualifications
Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering (with microwave, RF or electromagnetics emphasis) from an accredited college, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 20 years of professional experience; or 18 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree or 15 years of professional experience with a related PhD.
Considered an Industry expert in the area of RF and communications systems development, analysis and test for space applications
Demonstrated Industry expert in Electronically Steerable Array architecture, design, analysis, test and space deployment
Demonstrated Industry expert in RF modeling and simulation
Demonstrated Industry expert as a technical lead managing a team of multi-function engineers
Effective written and verbal communication skills and proficiency with MS Office tools
Willingness to travel on a limited basis for vendor oversight and customer interaction
Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and documentation skills
Ability to obtain an TS/SCI Clearance

Desired skills
M.S. degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering (with microwave, RF or electromagnetics emphasis)
Subject matter expert in Electronically Steerable Array antenna design, high volume fabrication, and testing
Demonstrated CPE experience with Payload and /or Communications system space flight hardware
Demonstrated subject matter expert in the build and test of space based payload and/or communication systems
Current TS/SCI security clearance

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Job Location(s): Littleton Colorado
Security Clearance :
TS/SCI
Business Unit :
ESS4400 SPACE SYSTEMS COMPANY
Program :
PLE
Job Class :
RF Engineering
Job Category :
Experienced Professional
City :
Littleton
State :
CO
Virtual :
No
Relocation Available :
Yes
Work Schedule :
9x80A-9,9,9,9,8 hrs/d in wk1, /9,9,9,9,off in wk2
Req Type :
Full-Time
Shift :
First
Additional Posting Locations :
Littleton