Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) Engineer
Overview We are seeking a Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) Engineer to join our team in Greenbelt, MD to support the Space Communication Network Services (SCNS) Contract. This position supports the NASA Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) operations, maintenance, and test and integration of electronic, electro-optical, and electromechanical systems. Responsibilities Performing system requirements development and allocation. Performing the analysis, design, fabrication, test and integration of electrical systems for ground system applications. Modifying, testing, and replacing electronic, electromechanical, and electro-optical subsystems and components as necessary to ensure operability and maintainability of the SLR network. Developing and executing of test plans for electronics system verification and acceptance. Performing test sequences to characterize and/or troubleshoot the performance of electrical components and systems. Providing hardware maintenance services which may include installation or modification and re-installation of existing equipment, preventive and corrective maintenance, and replacement of equipment as needed to maintain original hardware configuration functionality. Performing such tasks as replacing components and wiring circuits; repairing simple electronic equipment; and taking test readings using common instruments such as digital multimeters, signal generators, semiconductor testers, curve tracers, and oscilloscopes. Applying comprehensive technical knowledge to solve complex problems by interpreting manufacturers' manuals or similar documents. Preparing documentation of equipment architecture and cabling configurations. Performing duties in accordance with all systems engineering and configuration management policies and procedures. Developing operations and maintenance documentation. Analyzing and interpreting test results and preparing summary reports. Identifying design alternatives and performing trade studies for system upgrades or replacement of obsolete equipment. Qualifications REQUIRED: A Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or Mathematics is required and 5+ years' experience. 3 years' experience working with electro-optic elements, subsystems, and systems for ground-based systems including lasers, detectors, and beam control assemblies. PREFERRED: Experience integrating and configuring timing equipment for high precision servo control, data measurement, and processing systems/subsystems. Experience using complex test instruments such as high frequency pulse generators, frequency synthesizers, distortion analyzers, and complex computer control equipment. Demonstrates an understanding of the systems engineering life cycle from the specification and analysis of requirements, through the design of the hardware or software, procurement, fabrication, assembly, to integration and test to verify that system requirements have been realized. SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship . About Peraton Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation's most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the US and Canada. EEO Statement We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law. We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.