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RF Communications Engineer at Craig Technologies

Posted in Architecture 29 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Greenbelt, Maryland





Job Description:

Title: RF Communications EngineerLocation: Greenbelt, MarylandClearance: Ability to Obtain Secret ClearanceCitizenship Requirement: US (No Sponsorship Available)Req #: 2119Salary: Competitive Summary:  Craig Technologies has an opening for a RF Communications Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.  This position will include a variety of systems engineering tasks such as system performance analyses using modeling and simulation techniques to support on NASA Goddard RF group. Detailed Description: 


  • Develop system requirement and interface documentation for space missions.

  • Create system architectures and designs to support ground and space systems.

  • Perform communications technology assessments by ad-hoc studies.

  • A lot of flexibly, team supports RF communications for customer to include ad-hoc projects.

  • Implement daily RF communications analyses to include link budget assessments to determine link availability statistics based on factors such as orbit dynamics, orbit simulations, atmospherics, rain rates, and other link degradation factors.

  • Perform Dynamic link analyses, including body coordinates and antenna theory and patterns

  • Develop written documentation and make presentations to peers and our NASA customer to include analysis results based on ad-hoc studies and RF communication analysis.

  • Possibility to travel domestically and internationally to support customer, if necessary.

 Position Requirements:

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

  • Minimum Educational Requirements include  
    • Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related


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


  • Experience Requirements

    • 5+ years of verifiable direct related experience in RF design and communications

    • 3+ Years of experience in these areas to include:

      • RF wireless communications systems definition and analysis, including link analyses

      • Experience with RF satellite communications systems parameters and their impact on RF link performance, including use of orbit simulations

      • Use of simulation software such as STK, MATLAB, or any other COTS or custom simulation software





  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and working knowledge of latest Windows operating system

 Desired Experience: 
  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Have a current active security clearance.

  • Familiarity with the NASA Space Network and Near Earth Network.

  • Understanding of RF communications and various modulation techniques.

  • You possess a strong sense of urgency, accountability and desire to excel

  • You are a great communicator – both oral and written

  • Excellent presentation skills which require frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts.

  • Must be able to work independently and as well in groups.

 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.