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Scientist, Systems Engineer - RT

Company:
Absolute Opportunities
Location:
Palm Bay, Florida, 32905, United States
Posted:
November 07, 2019

Description:

Scientist, Systems Engineer - RT

Palm Bay, Florida, United States, 32905

The Antenna Systems Mission Architect will help design and architect deployable space antenna systems and structures for a variety of space-based GEO and LEO communications and ISR missions. The ideal candidate will have significant experience and knowledge in the Spaceborne communication and ISR missions and antenna systems. He or she will have the ability to develop system architectures and trade studies of various reflector antenna configurations and geometries across multiple orbits and platforms. Responsibilities include the application of antenna theory, leading and performing link budget analysis and electrical antenna modelling and simulations to drive implementation trades which result in optimal system designs to meet customer antenna beam requirements.

Essential Functions:

Provide electrical reflector antenna design leadership for various Spaceborne Missions

Identify mission value of new technologies and help drive robust, multi-disciplinary, advanced technology development program

Concept development to provide mission solutions

Interpret and create requirements for key Acquisitions related to spaceborne antenna systems

Evaluates customer and /operational needs to help define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces

Executes technical responsibilities within project cost and schedule constraints

Resolves cross-functional technical issues

Determines whether requirements can be met with existing capabilities/designs or if new design requirements must be developed

Generates and derives system and antenna requirements based on customer mission requirements

Provides technical coordination between external customer’s engineers, industry engineers and internal engineering groups to articulate technical issues

Prepares and presents technical information internally and externally that addresses specific subjects of interest

Advocates the customer’s critical needs to internal stakeholders

Provide technical direction for the development, integration, and testing of complex electro-mechanical antenna systems

Lead and perform trade studies required to make both tactical and strategic technical decisions for programs

Provide mentoring, guidance and leadership to junior engineers

Qualifications:

12+ years’ experience with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Active TS/SCI Security Clearance required

Preferred Additional Skills:

Experience with electrical antenna modeling, simulation, build, and test

Experience performing antenna system trade studies

Creative, Innovative, Entrepreneurial problem solver

Experience applying technologies and capabilities in ways not previously anticipated to solve our customers’ ultimate objectives

Experience with exquisite space and small-sat opportunities and design concepts

Proven and effective communications skills, interpersonal skills and customer focus are a must

Experience with functional and physical architecture development

Experience collaborating in a team environment

Ability to assess and provide direction for make/buy decisions and selection of strategic suppliers

Benefits

Full

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary):

1. Does candidate hold an "ACTIVE" Top Secret/SCI or SSBI security clearance?

2. Does the candidate have 12+ years’ experience

3.Bachelor’s degree or equivalent?

4. Experience with electrical antenna modeling, simulation, build, and test

5. Experience performing antenna system trade studies

6. Experience applying technologies and capabilities in ways not previously anticipated to solve our customers’ ultimate objectives

7. Experience with exquisite space and small-sat opportunities and design concepts