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Communications (Ka-band) Engineer

Description

Vantage Partners, LLC is a multi-disciplinary engineering services company providing progressive solutions to projects within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the NASA prime contractor community. 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Description:

Provide engineering support to Space Communication System design and development for the NASA Glenn Research Center Power and Propulsion Element (PPE). The PPE is planned as a supporting component of Gateway, which is an upcoming NASA program to provide a continued presence in lunar orbit to facilitate both human and robotic missions in cislunar space. Individuals will work with contractor and NASA counterparts to provide insight to the vendor communications system with a focus on all components of the Ka-band subsystem, including the radio, antenna, gimbal, and other supporting elements (hardware, software, and firmware). Work will involve: Document review, participation in technical interchange meetings, review of vendor technical materials, independent trades and analysis of design, assessing Prime Contractor design for technical risks and mitigation approaches, and developing gap assessments (between the PPE contractor requirements and the Gateway interface specification and between the PPE contractor requirements and the current NASA SCaN networks).

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with design and development of space communications hardware
  • Knowledge of space communications hardware standards
  • Knowledge and experience assembling, integrating, and testing complex RF hardware (preferably at Ku / Ka-band)
  • Knowledge and experience with interface definitions and management of complex RF flight hardware operating at high data rates, utilizing high-gain steerable apertures
  • Experience with NASA Space Communications Systems (SCaN - SN/NEN/DSN) used for Space Missions support
  • Experience in assessing technical performance implications of communication system design approaches
  • Ability to direct small teams and work across disciplines with project teams and multiple organizations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • U.S. citizenship

 

Desired Skills:

  • Technical performance analysis for RF/Communications at the component, subsystem and system level
  • Focused background in Ka-band systems 

 

Education/Experience:

  • BS/MS Electrical Engineering (or other core Engineering)
  • 5 to 10 years related experience 

 

Apply for this position via this link:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/at-jobopportunities.php?clientkey=0DF0D496C43889B2EDEB6D8B5043142D

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