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Space Satellite System Engineer

Company: APR Consulting
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

NASA JPL is looking for a Space Satellite System Engineer to support new mission concept formulations as a space telecommunications subject matter expert, including concurrent engineering, rapid mission formulation Team X. Responsibilities : Will design high-level telecom subsystems to meet mission requirements including total downlink data volume, radiometric navigation, and command uplinks Will calculate telecom link margins using a statistically derived design control table and manage and track changes to reduce uncertainties Will perform analyses to support trade studies such as telecom hardware selection (e.g. radios, antenna types), frequency band selection, modulation and coding selection, etc. Will generate subsystem, box, and module-level requirements with full requirements traceability and flow-down using requirements management systems such as DOORS. Will negotiate interface agreements with other subsystem elements and partner interfaces; document agreed requirements as interface requirements and control documents Will manage requirement changes through Engineering Change Requests (ECR) with Change Control Board (CCB) concurrence and approvals Will evaluate compliance against JPL Design Principles (DP) and Flight Project Practices (FPP) Will assist in the preparation of verification and validation (V&V) plans. Will support the design of RF & digital hardware, software, and firmware for radio and digital processor developments. Will plan and help execute ambient and environmental test campaigns for prototype, engineering model, and flight model radio technologies. Will track and document mass, power and data volume specifications and budgets for telecom components and subsystem. Will support Hardware Review/Certification Requirements (HRCR) and Certificate of Flight Readiness (CoFR) reviews for flight deliveries. Will support the product manager in managing risks, performance error budgets, trade studies, design integration, and maintaining delivery schedules. Required Skills : Bachelor---s degree in engineering, physical sciences, or mathematics with a minimum of 6 years of professional experience, or Master---s degree with 4 years of experience, or Ph.D with 2 years of experience. Demonstrated skills in designing, implementing, and testing electronic hardware or instruments that are used within complex space systems. Experience within a multidisciplinary system engineering or test team Demonstrated knowledge of processes that are used to verify/validate the design requirements of systems. Experience in testing of systems, including test planning, test procedure development, and data analysis. Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Ability to collaborate successfully with other groups, sections, divisions, and organizations, both inside and outside JPL. Experience with development of formal procedures and documentation relating to space flight hardware Ability to react to frequent changes in plans and excel in a rapid pace concurrent engineering environment. Understanding of the proper application of JPL design principles, flight project practices, hardware-handling constraints, and the JPL risk management practices. Wide-ranging experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Spacecraft Telecom Systems Engineering, Software Defined Radios Design Principles, RF Design, Digital & Analog Hardware Design, Embedded Software and Firmware, and Digital & RF Ground Support Equipment. Hands-on experience in the development and test of both telecom systems and embedded digital hardware, as well demonstrated ability to understand and debug/troubleshoot complex systems

Keywords: APR Consulting, Pasadena , Space Satellite System Engineer, Other , Pasadena, California

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