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The JPL Communications, Tracking and Radar Division performs scientific investigations, advanced technology research, engineering developments and system implementations encompassing space telecommunications, tracking and active remote sensing using electromagnetic waves.
The Flight Communications Systems Section (337) develops, delivers and supports Software Defined Radios (SDRs), spacecraft and airborne antennas, RF power amplifiers, and related products for RF system applications including telecommunications, radars, radio science instruments, and GPS tracking sensors.
We seek a self-motivated individual who can work well both independently and in a team environment to serve as an Antenna Microwave Engineer IV in the Spacecraft Antennas Group (337B). The group leads the development of antennas for telecommunications and remote-sensing instruments. This team is engaged in all phases of product development from research and technology advancement through design, build, test and delivery. Specific core expertise includes: Antenna RF design & development, antenna RF performance modeling, antenna performance testing, high power breakdown testing of antennas and passive microwave components, passive component RF design & development, and Contract Technical Management (CTM) for antennas and passive components. The group manages and operates the Mesa Test Facility, which includes multiple indoor and outdoor antenna ranges and a high-power RF test facility.
Responsibilities may include and are not limited to:
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