Company Overview
Millennium Space Systems, A Boeing Company delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. At Millennium, you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on excellence. Superstars are welcome.

At Millennium, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us. 

Job Summary
As a Senior Spacecraft RF Payload Engineer, you will execute specialized work and direct product execution per schedule and budget, manage yourself as well as a multi-disciplinary team responsible for developing state of the art, space-based RF payloads for our customers. This includes communications systems to link our satellites to each other and to ground stations as well as perform critical missions on-orbit. You will need to work in a team-based environment to work on the unique challenges of developing flexible RF subsystems for small spacecraft on demanding timelines.

This position's internal job code is Electrophysics Engr/Scientist. Our team is currently hiring for level 4.


• Leading space vehicle mission trade studies related to communications links and other RF payloads.
• Identify & define RF payload system requirements including both analog and digital RF processing subsystem specifications.
• Identify appropriate RF technologies to meet requirements.
• Leading teammates across multiple disciplines to design, build, test and deliver spacecraft communication products for multiple programs.
• Develop Millennium's own RF technologies from concept to flight readiness.
• Create RF payload subsystem manufacturing, integration and verification documents.
• Leading RF payload subsystem manufacturing, integration and verification.
• Operate RF payload systems on orbit.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering.
• 5-10 years of experience with space or aviation RF & Communications system design, analysis, subsystem component selection, and system evaluation.
• Experience calculating link budgets including atmospheric & environmental effects.
• Experience defining antenna requirements and developing antenna systems. For example, pattern, gain, usage, pointing allocations, gimbal design, and/or power amplifier selection.
• Strong bias for getting things done with collaboration but minimal regimentation in a new emerging aerospace environment.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
• Ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience designing, implementing, and testing algorithms for software defined radios.
• Experience with legacy and emerging digital communication modulation and coding, including understanding the various layers of the communication stack from physical layer up through link and networking layers.
• Experience with implementing various digital communication techniques in digital hardware (including general purpose processors and/or FPGAs)
• Experience designing, implementing, and testing antennas.
• Experience designing, implementing, and testing radios from piece parts level.
• Experience working with multidisciplinary teams including system engineers, thermal and mechanical designers, and analysts, as well as environmental testing engineers.
• Ability to understand and efficiently work and switch between a variety of projects simultaneously to support varying business needs.
• Master's Degree or higher.
• Current SSBI.

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only of what is reasonably expected to be paid for the position. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary Pay-Range

  • Level 4: $126,650 - $186,250

Benefits and Perks

Millennium Space Systems offers a very competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, and 401k plan.

Before applying, please note:

Millennium is DDTC-registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

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Millennium Space Systems
United States,
Posted 9d ago
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