👷 Communication Systems Engineer

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Maxar is currently seeking a Communication Systems Engineer to join our Communication Systems Engineering team in Palo Alto, CA. We are looking for a self-motivated engineer who can make an impact in a team of engineers who generate design requirements, spec flow, Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR), test requirements and validation for the communications payload of the satellite.

Essential Functions:

  • Acts as responsible engineer for a subsystem or a major portion of a system, specializing in the RF Payload integration, test and verification of the payload

  • Develops system requirements and system specifications

  • Performs requirements analysis and system trade studies

  • Supports system architecture design and system level testing

  • Leads RF system level test activities

  • Develops methods, standards, plans and procedures for systems engineering tools and systems tests

  • Analyzes operational issues and problems and implements corrective actions

  • Monitors and manages technical, cost, and schedule performance on internal efforts of limited complexity

  • Contributes to portions of technical proposals

  • Introduces innovative or creative techniques and solutions in specialty area

  • Leads the testing and troubleshooting of the RF payload during spacecraft integration and test

Scope & Supervision:

  • Receives broad assignments with limited supervision

  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in depth evaluation of various factors including cost, quality, reliability, manufacturability, impact to schedule, and process improvement

  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

  • Directs teams identifying design problems and implementing corrective action

  • May represent the company with customers or venders when finding solutions to technical problems

  • Supports or conducts design reviews as appropriate

Minimum Required Education, Experience & Technical Competencies:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, mathematics, physics, or STEM related field. 4 additional years of work experience may be substituted for a degree.

  • 4+ years of related RF work experience (2 years with MS degree)

  • Understanding of mathematics and physics as they relate to electrical systems and components

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree in a specialized field of engineering or science

  • Understanding of and proficiency in the use of computer aided design tools such as Microwave Office, Advanced Design System (ADS), or Ansys HFSS

  • Some experience with C++, VBA, Matlab, or Python

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Maxar

Maxar

United States, Palo Alto, CA

Posted a month ago

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