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RF/SATCOM Engineer

Company: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

Job Descriptions:
Ready for What's Next? Kratos is a leader in assured aerospace communication solutions and services. We are cutting-edge innovators and creative problem solvers working collaboratively to solve our customers' toughest challenges. We are a trusted partner-driven by doing the right thing and achieving maximum success for our customers, our partners and ourselves.
At Kratos, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with fiscal and operational discipline. We work hard, we solve hard problems, and we look out for and take care of our customers, each other and our families. Protecting and enabling our nation and global customers through innovative aerospace solutions is what motivates us. We continually build trusted relationships with our peers, our partners and customers, and we take ownership for our actions-always doing the right thing.
Kratos is looking for an RF/SATCOM Engineer for the USAF Space Test and Training Range (STTR). The STTR ensures safe and secure operations and provides its customers with realistic space environment to support test, training, and exercise activities. The STTR provides support from its Schriever operations center as well as deployed CONUS and OCONUS locations. The STTR operates in planning teams comprised of active duty military, reservists, government civilians, and contractors that work with STTR customers to plan test, training, or exercise events.
Responsibilities and Duties:
---Develop SATCOM signal environments working with customers to meet event execution.
---Participate in acquisition process on new STTR system to provide operational perspective. Activities include requirements input/review, design review, test, training, and system documentation.
---Support STTR event execution.
---STTR System expertise. Learn engineering details of STTR systems supporting the system configuration for event support, troubleshooting, and training.
---Develop test plans; conduct testing; interpret, document, and present the results to engineering peers, leadership, and the government customer.
---Support and develop training material for new range personnel.
Required Experience:
---Secret clearance with TS/SCI eligibility (active/current)
---BSEE or Engineering Degree with verifiable SATCOM Experience.
---Minimum of 5 years of experience.
---Experience working with RF systems and RF Ranges: X,C,s,Ku,Ka.
---Knowledge of Earth to Space digital data and video links
---Knowledge of linking Budget and Performanec calculations to include Gains/Losses/EIRP/PSD/GT/SNR/EB/NO
---Knowledge of SATCOM equipment including, but not limited to, antennas, HPAs/SSPAs, up/down-converters, LNAs, and modems.
---Knowledge of Decible math and conversions.
---Knowledge of SATCOM signal dynamics including modulation, error correction, and associated signal generation equipment. Familiarity performing link-budget analysis.
---Experience with troubleshooting systems.
---Ability to react quickly in a dynamic environment.
---Collaborate working in a team environment
---Ability to communicate technical approaches and details within small project teams, including team interaction and presentation.
---Knowledge of High Gain Antennas and beam width parameters.
---Familiarization of ITU,FCC and other universally accepted standards and recommendations.
Preferred or Desired Qualifications:
---Familiarity with computer networks.
---Digital Signal Processing + A/D - D/A Conversion.
---Satellite Dynamics and TT+C Links.
---Data analysis skills.
---Military experience or working in a military environment.
---DoD Test experience.
---Working knowledge of current DoD Space Control systems.
---Security + certification for data transfer responsibilities.
Keyword: STTR, RF SATCOM, Engineer, antennas, HPAs/SSPAs, updown-converters, LNAs,modems
Kratos Defense is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. EOE, Minorities, Females, Vet, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or any other protected class.
All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos Defense is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
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From: Kratos Defense

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