Earth Station Communications Engineer
The Earth Station Communications Engineer provides technical leadership in the areas of hardware maintenance, engineering, and configuration for all ground station equipment serviced by the DCPF.
Coordinates, communicates, and provides technical status to other team members and the Landsat Operations Task Manager as appropriate.
Provides engineering support and maintenance to all ground station equipment
Provides SatComm/Hardware engineering support to maintain all systems in accordance with appropriate system requirements. This includes the antenna(s), RF equipment and all associated ground station equipment.
Submit, analyze, and manage configuration change requests in accordance with established Configuration Management (CM) processes.
Provide technical engineer support for ground station upgrades, procurements and new mission support
Support new mission development activities for the ground station and support integration with current missions
Support equipment inventory control and follow government property/procurement rules
Lead system anomaly investigations and troubleshooting activities.
Lead special projects and initiatives as assigned by the DCPF Hardware Engineer
Lead which may include activities such as process improvements.
Rotating 24x7 on-call is required.
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Satellite Communications/Systems or equivalent.
Associate degree in Satellite Communications Engineering or electronics technology may be substituted for a BS degree with a minimum of 6-8 years of experience in ground station maintenance
Minimum of 4-6 years related experience in SatComm Engineering or equivalent.
Experience with satellite ground systems is required
Experience with the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications is preferred
Leading system anomaly investigations and troubleshooting activities
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Radio Frequency (RF) / Intermediate Frequency (IF) test equipment knowledge.
Ability to read and interpret schematics and wiring diagrams
General computer hardware and software proficiency.
Experience with Microsoft Office applications such as (Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint).
Ability to conduct studies related to ground station operations, create performance plans, installation guides, requirements, operations concepts.
Windows/Linux System Administration knowledge
Understanding of network topologies
Ampex DCRSi drive knowledge.
Understanding of RF Design principles
Experience with Analog and Digital Fiber Optics
CAD software knowledge
Systems Tool Kit (Satellite Took Kit) knowledge
Aerial work platforms
Component level troubleshooting and replacement
The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain national agency credentials for facility access and user accounts.
Scheduled Weekly Hours: