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RF Spectrum Engineer at Craig Technologies

Posted in Education 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Greenbelt, Maryland





Job Description:

     Title: RF Spectrum EngineerLocation: Greenbelt, MarylandClearance: Ability to Obtain Secret ClearanceCitizenship Requirement:Req #: 2115Salary: Competitive Summary:  Craig Technologies has an opening for a RF Spectrum Engineer to support the Space Communication Network Services contract (SCNS) in Greenbelt, Maryland.  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. Detailed Description: 


  • 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.

 Position Requirements:

  • Non-negotiable requirements to be considered and hired for this position

  • Minimum Educational Requirements include  
    • Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering (or related field) from an accredited University


  • Security Clearance requirements
    • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a security clearance


  • Experience Requirements

    • 3+ years of direct engineering experience (or can have an MSEE and 1+ years of direct engineering experience)

    • 1+ years of experience with Satellite Communications Engineering or RF Engineering



  • Knowledge of digital communications, RF system analysis, FEC coding, and communications engineering

  Desired Experience: 

  • Have a master’s degree.

  • 1+ years of experience in Spectrum Management Engineering

  • 1+ years of direct experience in the application of the ITU Radio Regulations and U.S. regulations.

  • Knowledge of Satellite Tool Kit (STK) and/or Visualyse is a plus

  • Knowledge determining the performance of Radio Frequency (RF) communication links and creating link budgets using analytical methods or by applying analysis and simulation tools.

  • Knowledge of digital communications, RF system analysis, FEC coding, and communications engineering.

 Craig Technologies is an EEO Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other non-job-related protected status.  All candidates selected will be subject to a security background investigation and must meet all eligibility requirements for access to classified information.