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Scientist, Systems Engineer Job – ID 10016631


      • Bachelor’s Degree
      • 10-14 years of experience

The Antenna Systems Mission Architect will help design and architect deployable space antenna systems and structures for a variety of space-based GEO and LEO communications and ISR missions. The ideal candidate will have significant experience and knowledge in the Spaceborne communication and ISR missions and antenna systems. He or she will have the ability to develop system architectures and trade studies of various reflector antenna configurations and geometries across multiple orbits and platforms. Responsibilities include the application of antenna theory, leading and performing link budget analysis and electrical antenna modelling and simulations to drive implementation trades which result in optimal system designs to meet customer antenna beam requirements.

Essential Functions:

Provide electrical reflector antenna design leadership for various Spaceborne Missions
Identify mission value of new technologies and help drive robust, multi-disciplinary, advanced technology development program
Concept development to provide mission solutions
Interpret and create requirements for key Acquisitions related to spaceborne antenna systems
Evaluates customer and /operational needs to help define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces
Executes technical responsibilities within project cost and schedule constraints
Resolves cross-functional technical issues
Determines whether requirements can be met with existing capabilities/designs or if new design requirements must be developed
Generates and derives system and antenna requirements based on customer mission requirements
Provides technical coordination between external customer’s engineers, industry engineers and internal engineering groups to articulate technical issues
Prepares and presents technical information internally and externally that addresses specific subjects of interest
Advocates the customer’s critical needs to internal stakeholders
Provide technical direction for the development, integration, and testing of complex electro-mechanical antenna systems
Lead and perform trade studies required to make both tactical and strategic technical decisions for programs
Provide mentoring, guidance and leadership to junior engineers


12+ years’ experience with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Active TS/SCI Security Clearance required
Preferred Additional Skills:

Experience with electrical antenna modeling, simulation, build, and test
Experience performing antenna system trade studies
Creative, Innovative, Entrepreneurial problem solver
Experience applying technologies and capabilities in ways not previously anticipated to solve our customers’ ultimate objectives
Experience with exquisite space and small-sat opportunities and design concepts
Proven and effective communications skills, interpersonal skills and customer focus are a must
Experience with functional and physical architecture development
Experience collaborating in a team environment
Ability to assess and provide direction for make/buy decisions and selection of strategic suppliers

Job Category: Engineering
Job Location: FL Palm-Bay

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