Lockheed Martin RF Engineer in Sunnyvale, California
The CHIMERA contract provides maintenance and upgrades for satellite ground stations and communication enterprises across multiple sites for a US Government customer.
The RF Ground Terminal Engineer will be responsible for contributing to a variety of Systems Engineering and Hardware Engineering tasks associated with maintenance and design aspects of the ground terminal systems. Maintenance tasks include efforts to investigate and resolve Discrepancy Reports (DRs), system monitoring and trending, and support to the site Echelon 1 operations teams. Design tasks include designing and implementing upgrades associated with all subsystems to include Narrowband and Wideband RF transmit and receive systems, Antenna Systems, Networks, and Monitor and Control systems.
This engineer will be a technical contributor to design, develop, procure, fabricate, integrate and test required upgrades and new designs including a mixture of COTS, MOTS, GOTS and custom designed components. The components of the Ground Terminal Element (GTE) include frequency converters, modulators, demodulators, fiber optic transport, RF test equipment, ranging systems, SSPAs, ADCs/DACs, control software, etc. The RF Ground Terminal Engineer will be a key hands-on contributor to the GTE Echelon 2 Team.
The candidate will create appropriate documentation and entries in history logs, discrepancy reports, and maintenance procedures on items specific to any/all subsystem updates and activities.
The successful candidate will be a proven learner and developing leader, able to acquire extensive system-level and specific subsystem-level expertise, think independently in representing the program at site installations and visits, and will pass on expertise to future candidates who enter the program.
The successful candidate will act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) after completion of training, and will aid in the maintenance and development of operational procedures, creation, review, and update of training materials, development of trending reports, and create database inputs to support system operations.
This position may be called to support and present at technical forums to include customer briefs, working groups, and cross-program exchanges as required.
Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Basic Qualifications • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience/combined education. • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently across CONUS and OCONUS sites with Operations and Maintenance teams. • Must have an active TS/SCI clearance and be subject to a polygraph - Experience developing and testing development RF systems - 2+ years of experience working independently in technical teams - A thorough understanding of electromagnetic principles as related to sound analog or RF subsystem design, manufacturing, and test. - Experience with RF components and assembly design - Ability to obtain Security+ certification for system administration access to controlled systems. - Practical, hands on experience with lab hardware and RF testing equipment to include spectrum/signal analyzers, network analyzers, frequency generators, and multimeters. - Exemplary written and verbal communication skills coupled with strong interpersonal team building skills to effectively engage team members as well as elevate appropriate issues to management. - Must possess a flexible, collaborative work philosophy that is committed to achieving results. - Strong organizational and problem-solving skills. • Excellent communicator with proven ability to work well in a technical team • Systems engineering background or exposure which will ensure success at designing and implementing RF subsystems within a large, complex, real-time operational system • Technical experience in the following areas: Analog to digital and digital to analog conversion, various radio frequency communication bands, telemetry and ranging, up and down converters, and test pattern generation. • Experience flowing down system level requirements to create a lower level product specification • Previous experience developing a test plan and procedures for sell-off of a subsystem and hand-off and support to System Integration, Verification and Test • Ability to travel 10% in completing mission assignments at various locations.
Desired skills • Experience in RF communications and/or Digital communications. • Radio communications experience to include a basic aptitude to understand the dynamics of antenna tracking systems. • Experience writing requirements specification and Interface documents for subcontractors is desired. • Previous experience developing a test plan and procedures for sell-off of a subsystem and hand-off and support to System Integration, Verification and Test is desired. • Experience with MATLAB, LINUX command line, and Windows operating systems. • Communications Systems Engineering • Satellite Communications • Modeling and Simulation • Embedded Systems
Discipline/Skill: RF Design - 2 yrs Discipline/Skill: Software Integration & Test - 1 yrs Discipline/Skill: Requirements Verification - 1 yrs Discipline/Skill: Hardware Integration & Test - 2 yrs Discipline/Skill: Discipline/Skill: Systems Engineering - 1 yrs
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Job Location(s): Sunnyvale California