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RF Engineer Staff Member for Satellite Communications

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E1684:RF Engineer Stf
Job Description :
Digital Communications System Designer:
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company is looking for top talent to design Communications Satellite System architectures from an End to End perspective. The selected candidate will work to establish a complete system design solution that considers the full spectrum of communications technologies including:
• Communications (voice and video) signal compression protocols to support all mission areas (Military, Special Programs and Commercial)
• Secure Communications systems (i.e. with frequency hopping and crypto requirements)
• User hand held equipment
• Ground Networks
• Satellite Transponders
• Satellite Antennas

The End to End Communications Staff Systems Engineer will:
• Work with program and customer requirements to understand total system throughput goals.
• Identify or use customer directed signal compression protocols to be used in system capacity calculations.
• Use, maintain, and develop tools for the purpose of calculating End to End System capacity and performance calculations.
• Perform trades of ground, user, and satellite configurations to maximize system capacity
• Create top level requirements for ground, satellite and user equipment.
• Work with satellite communications and antenna systems architects to establish detailed satellite communications systems architectures.
• Within the satellite communications payload, establish the Analog-RF interface to the digital processor and collaborate with the digital processor hardware subject matter expert to identify the digital processor top level architecture.

Depending on candidate, the position can be located in Littleton, CO, Sunnyvale CA or the El Segundo, CA area.

Keyword\\Phrases Include:
RF Engineering, Radio Frequency, Digital Signal Processing, DSP, Payloads Engineering, Spacecraft Flight Hardware, Satellite Communications, SATCOM, System Design of Digital Communication Systems, CPE, HFSS, CST, FEKO, MiCian, WIPL-D, Microwave, Antennas, Receivers, Reflectors and Transmitters.

Basic Qualifications
• Appropriate education or combination of education and experience in communications systems.
• Knowledge of voice and video communications systems coding protocols
• Ability to understand end to end communications system design and operation in a manner that results in the ability to design systems and establish capacity modeling strategies.
• The ability to understand and define satellite communications payload analog to digital interfaces.
• Understanding of the inner workings of a communications system digital processor.
• High Level mathematics skills
• Near expert level capabilities in Excel and MatLab
• Excellent Communication Skills
• Ability to work diligently in a self directed manner adhering to tight deadlines in a fast paced environment
• Experience in Microsoft Office Suite
• Must have the ability to attain an SCI Clearance

Desired skills
• Prior End to End Communications System Archictecture development experience
• Prior experience performing communications system capacity analysis and optimization.
• Prior experience in satellite communications system design
• Active SCI Clearance

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow.

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Location(s):
City(s): El Segundo, Littleton, Sunnyvale

State(s): California, Colorado
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RF Engineering
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Experienced Professional
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Work Schedule :
9x80A-9,9,9,9,8 hrs/d in wk1, /9,9,9,9,off in wk2
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Additional Posting Locations :
El Segundo, Littleton, Sunnyvale
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