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Job #: R-00001518
Location: Greenbelt, MD
Category: Aerospace Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Senior RF Engineer in Greenbelt, MD to support our NASA customer. Leidos is part of Space Communications Network Services (SCNS) team that is responsible for the operation, maintenance, sustainment, and systems engineering of NASA's worldwide satellite communication networks. The selected individual will support NASA programs that integrate with state-of-the-art RF satellite communications systems and technologies. Assignments will include a variety of systems engineering tasks such as system performance analyses using modeling and simulation techniques.

This position requires the ability to obtain a Secret clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop system requirements and interface documentation
  • Develop system architectures and designs
  • Perform communications technology assessments
  • Communications analyses including link budget assessments to determine link availability statistics based on factors such as orbit dynamics, orbit simulations, atmospherics, rain rates, and other link degradation factors
  • Dynamic link analyses, including body coordinates and antenna theory and patterns
  • Develop written documentation and make presentations to peers and customer


Typical Education and Qualifications:
  • 10+ years with BS (or 8+ years with MS) in Electrical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
  • 8+ years' experience in these areas to include:
    • RF wireless communications systems definition and analysis, including link analyses
    • Experience with RF satellite communications systems parameters and their impact on RF link performance, including use of orbit simulations
    • Use of simulation software such as STK, MATLAB, or any other COTS or custom simulation software
    • Analytical and problem solving techniques
    • Creating technical documents and delivering presentations


Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with the NASA Space Network and Near Earth Network

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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