Overview We are seeking an entry- level RF Engineer in Greenbelt, MD to support our Space Communications Network Services Contract (SCNS) with NASA. This position provides support to the NASA GSFC Spectrum Management Office in the area of frequency spectrum management and will require learning about satellite and terrestrial communications systems (including link budgets, general radio theory and basic orbital mechanics), and domestic and international regulations governing the use of the radio frequency spectrum and satellite orbits.
Responsibilities What you'll do...
Determine the performance of Radio Frequency (RF) communication links and create link budgets using analytical methods or by applying analysis and simulation tools.
Perform Radio Frequency interference and compatibility analysis for Space based communication systems.
Work with NASA projects to develop national filings required to register communications systems, which will include use of Spectrum XXI and El Cid.
Conduct technical studies and prepare analysis packages for coordination meetings with other agencies, including DoD, DoC, ESA, and JAXA.
Perform data reductions, analyze, and document results for presentation to customers.
Use your knowledge of digital communications, RF system analysis, FEC coding, and communications engineering.
Have in depth understanding of communication systems such as phase modulation, spread spectrum, signal detection, signal and interference analysis, baseband filtering, data formatting, etc.
Utilize your knowledge of spectrum regulations, regulatory approval process, radio frequency compatibility/interference assessment.
Be familiar with antennas, antenna polarization, power spectral density & spectral roll-off, Power flux density, Noise density and CCSDS standards.
Develop innovative technical solutions to complex problems and making recommendations for improvement
Be familiar with analysis software such as Matlab and Simulink
Qualifications You'd be a great fit if...
BS Degree in Electrical, Computer Science, and Physics from an accredited University and a minimum of 0 - 2+ years of experience.
Excellent communications skills to advocate for NASA Spectrum Managements interests with partners from NASA, other Federal Agencies, and the Commercial sector.
Outstanding analytical skills in order to perform complicated satellite communications analytic and simulation analysis.
Able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance, you need to be a U.S. Citizen and show proof of citizenship
You'd be even better if you...
Experience in Spectrum Management Engineering is a plus
Knowledge of Satellite Tool Kit (STK) and/or Visualyse is a plus
What you'll get...
An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching.
Rapid PTO accrual schedule with floating holidays.
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage.
Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing.
Paid maternity and paternity leave.
Company-paid infertility treatments.
Cross-training and professional development opportunities
The ability to i nfluence major initiatives .
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