Senior RF Systems Engineer

Germantown, MD
Sep 07, 2016
Oct 04, 2017
Full Time
Hughes Network Systems, an EchoStar Company, (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share.

At Hughes we are developing the largest and most powerful satellite network in the world. Our ground segment group in Germantown, Maryland has need for engineers to help us achieve our vision of providing broadband connectivity everywhere.  As an advanced level RF Systems Engineer, your role is to bring best-in-class RF and microwave solutions to our high-throughput ground network.

  • Analyze system requirements and develop system architectures for RF earth station equipment, up and down converters, power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, antennas and associated control equipment.
  • Develop subsystem requirements, specifications and technical evaluations
  • Perform technical and cost trade-offs and evaluate vendor technical capabilities
  • Manage subcontractor and developer relationships including product development, qualification and acceptance.
  • Support system integration with other system components, hardware and software

  • Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 15+ years of overall engineering experience
  • 10+ years experience in solid-state power amplifiers (including GaAs or GaN), frequencies from 2-40 GHz.
  • 10+ years experience with large satellite earth stations, including antenna specifications and tests, high power amplifiers (e.g., TWTAs), up- and down converters, LNAs, and ancillary systems and equipment.
  • 10+ years expertise in communications systems theory and analysis including link budgets, signal propagation, phase noise, EVM, non-linear effects, etc.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience communicating effectively, both written and verbal, at all levels
  • Experience working in a team-oriented environment
  • Leadership/Advisory experience
  • EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional locations world-wide, is a premier global provider of satellite solutions and technology services. Together with its major subsidiaries—EchoStar Satellite Services and Hughes Network Systems— EchoStar offers employees the opportunity to explore the boundaries of what’s possible in the fields of engineering and the business functions transforming this engineering into revenue.
    At EchoStar we know the excitement of new endeavors. We pride ourselves in not just our engineering expertise, but as pioneers forging technological change to improve the lives of our customers. We are Connecting the World in new and exciting ways, and offer you the opportunity to learn more about how EchoStar family of companies could be the right destination for you!
    EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions. EEO is the law.