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Communication Systems Engineer

Company: Maxar Technologies
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Please review the job details below.Maxar is currently seeking a Communication Systems Engineer to join our Communication Systems Engineering team in Palo Alto, CA. We are looking for a self-motivated engineer who can make an impact in a team of engineers who generate design requirements, spec flow, Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR), test requirements and validation for the communications payload of the satellite.Essential Functions:Acts as responsible engineer for a subsystem or a major portion of a system, specializing in the RF Payload integration, test and verification of the payloadDevelops system requirements and system specificationsPerforms requirements analysis and system trade studiesSupports system architecture design and system level testingLeads RF system level test activitiesDevelops methods, standards, plans and procedures for systems engineering tools and systems testsAnalyzes operational issues and problems and implements corrective actionsMonitors and manages technical, cost, and schedule performance on internal efforts of limited complexityContributes to portions of technical proposalsIntroduces innovative or creative techniques and solutions in specialty areaLeads the testing and troubleshooting of the RF payload during spacecraft integration and testScope & Supervision:Receives broad assignments with limited supervisionWorks on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in depth evaluation of various factors including cost, quality, reliability, manufacturability, impact to schedule, and process improvementExercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining resultsDirects teams identifying design problems and implementing corrective actionMay represent the company with customers or venders when finding solutions to technical problemsSupports or conducts design reviews as appropriateMinimum Requirements:Must be a U.S. citizenBachelor's degree in electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, mathematics, physics, or STEM related field. 4 additional years of work experience may be substituted for a degree.4+ years of related RF work experience. (A Master's degree may count as 2 years of experience.)Understanding of mathematics and physics as they relate to electrical systems and componentsPreferred Qualifications:M.S. degree in a specialized field of engineering or scienceUnderstanding of and proficiency in the use of computer aided design tools such as Microwave Office, Advanced Design System (ADS), or Ansys HFSSSome experience with C++, VBA, Matlab, or PythonProficiency in the use of Microsoft OfficeCOVID-19 Update:As a federal contractor, Maxar is required to comply with the vaccination and other COVID-19 requirements in President Biden's September 9 Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. Accordingly, all Maxar team members must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than January 4, -2022, except in cases where a team member is legally entitled to an accommodation.Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.SummaryLocation: Palo Alto, CA; Remote (California)Type: Full time

Keywords: Maxar Technologies, Palo Alto , Communication Systems Engineer, Other , Palo Alto, California

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