Senior Satellite Systems Engineer

Gaithersburg, MD
Sep 24, 2021
Sep 26, 2021
Full Time
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit . Follow @EchoStar on Twitter. Hughes Network Systems seeks a well-rounded, senior communications systems engineer to help us develop the next generation of satellite communications systems. The position is located in our Maryland office. The successful candidate will enjoy a rich and fulfilling career with a variety of responsibilities ranging across the entire life cycle, including: initial conceptual system design; analysis, simulation, and specification; implementation; integration and test; performance monitoring; and end-of-life transition to the next system. We are looking for someone with broad experience to work on our next generation LEO/MEO/GEO satellite communication systems, and a willingness to do even more. Responsibilities: Review internal or external requirements for satellite systems; refine or generate appropriate system-level requirements Analyze, model, and simulate candidate designs. Develop system level algorithms such as for power control, timing and frequency synchronization. Write and review specifications, design documents, reports and presentations Analyze system requirements and develop system architectures for RF and baseband subsystems. Develop subsystem requirements, specifications and technical evaluations Conduct link budgets analyses, block and signal level analyses, and, trade off studies Analyze RF performance and conduct simulations and measurements to determine signal integrity, cross-talk, coupling, noise, insertion loss, return loss. Develop algorithms for calibration of antenna subsystems in fixed and mobile user terminal installations Develop constellation modeling and analyses for LEO/MEO/GEO satellite systems and conduct analyses against regulatory masks. Document detailed designs and present them internally and to external customers Requirements: BSEE in electrical engineering with emphasis on signal analyses and RF/microwave engineering 15+ years expertise in communications systems theory and analysis including link budgets, signal propagation, phase noise, EVM, non-linear effects, etc. 15+ years of experience with microwave circuit design in industry. Previous experience using analytical skills and modeling skills for RF performance in LEO/MEO/GEO systems Preferred Qualifications: MSEE in electrical engineering with emphasis on signal analyses and RF/microwave engineering Ph.D in electrical engineering with emphasis on signal analyses and RF/microwave engineering Knowledge of satellite system architectures (GEO, LEO, MEO and others) Ability to develop a variety of simulation models of satellite communications systems, including determining system capacity, error rate performance, queuing, traffic management, etc. Ability to create and use detailed link budgets Excellent communications skills: ability to write technical specifications and reports clearly and concisely; ability to present ideas and results effectively Skill in using a variety of simulation and modeling tools and programming languages Familiarity with ITU-R and FCC regulations as they apply to satellites and ground equipment Familiarity with DVB-S2X and other wireless standards in the terrestrial and satellite realm Awareness of GRASP and antenna performance parameters Will be eligible for discretionary bonus, with funding based on company performance. Compensation Range Annual Salary: $88,500.00 - $135,000.00 This position will have access to US export-restricted materials. A successful candidate must be a US citizen, US permanent resident, lawfully admitted into the US as a refugee or granted asylum, or able to obtain US authorization from the Dept. of State or the Dept. of Commerce to access such materials. For more information about US export control laws, see here and here . EchoStar is committed to offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our programs are designed to provide you with the ability to customize your benefits to best meet the needs of you and your family. Our philosophy for these programs is to support and encourage healthy living and wellness. Our benefits package covers it all-from healthcare savings plans to education assistance and more! Financial : 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match; employee stock purchase plan; profit-sharing; company-paid life insurance, AD&D and disability Work-Life Balance : Paid Time Off (PTO), company-paid holidays, health and wellness events, exercise and sports facilities (locations may vary) Employee Incentives : Tuition reimbursement, employee referral program, year round employee events and community programs, discounts on Dish Network and HughesNet Health : Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Health Savings Account (HSA) with opportunities to earn employer contributions; Health Care, Dependent Care and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) 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. US Persons or those able to obtain and maintain US government security clearances may be required for certain positions. EEO is the law.

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