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Senior Antenna Systems Engineer

Company: Aerospace Corporation
Location: Reston
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally. Responsibilities The Aerospace Corporation's Digital Electronics and Electromagnetics Department is seeking an experience Senior Antenna Systems Engineer interested in solving problems in the areas of communications, remote sensing, and signal collection systems. Typical customer programs involve technologies such as reflector antennas, phased arrays, beamforming networks, and synthetic aperture radars (SAR). We work closely with our customers to understand their challenges and needs and then support them through modeling and simulation, laboratory experimentation, and overall system analysis. The department utilizes both theoretical analysis and hands on experimentation in our laboratories to support our technical advice to the customer. Laboratory work involves a combination of benchtop characterization and larger antenna prototype measurements in our tapered anechoic chamber. Other parts of the department engage in RF front end design, analog to digital and digital to analog conversion, digital signal processing and algorithm implementation. Department projects include prototype development, subsystem modeling and simulation, system level analysis and oversight of customer projects. This posting is targeted to the area of antennas, electromagnetics, and their role in the overall space system. Key Functions Position requires strong background in antennas and electromagnetics Perform tasks that include antenna and EM modeling, use of both commercial and custom software codes Modeling and simulation work will include a combination of unique design work and independent analysis to verify contractor designs and approaches. Tasks may include working in a lab environment to implement RF and antenna prototypes, to verify simulated performance or in support of prototype development and field test work. Duties include providing oversight, guidance and technical advice on customer projects involving electromagnetic, antennas and RF systems. Support broader department level work that may involve interfacing with RF subsystems, digital processing platforms, and overall system performance analysis. Work with other engineers as a team member in solving problems. Interfacing with program office and government personnel required. Qualifications Required Degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering, physics or a related technical discipline. A minimum of 8 years of experience (post bachelor degree, graduate school counts as experience) Experience with basic concepts of electromagnetics, antenna systems, and RF systems. Experience performing analysis in support of RF system design and antenna system design. Experience using commercial software tools for EM or antenna analysis. Experience working in a laboratory environment, working with antenna hardware and familiar with RF testing equipment such as network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, signal generators and power meters. This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issues by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance. Preferred Advanced degree. Proficiency with a variety of popular analysis tools such as Matlab, HFSS, FEKO, and CST. A background in programming using languages such as C, C++, Fortran, JAVA or Python is desirable. Interest in working with experts in the fields of antenna design, RF systems, SIGINT processing and hardware prototyping. Equal Opportunity Commitment The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal OpportunityAffirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone ator by email at . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

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