Lockheed Martin RF Engineer in Sunnyvale, California

The CHIMERA contract provides maintenance and upgrades for satellite ground stations and communication enterprises across multiple sites for a US Government customer.

The RF Ground Terminal Engineer will be responsible for contributing to a variety of Systems Engineering and Hardware Engineering tasks associated with maintenance and design aspects of the ground terminal systems. Maintenance tasks include efforts to investigate and resolve Discrepancy Reports (DRs), system monitoring and trending, and support to the site Echelon 1 operations teams. Design tasks include designing and implementing upgrades associated with all subsystems to include Narrowband and Wideband RF transmit and receive systems, Antenna Systems, Networks, and Monitor and Control systems.

This engineer will be a technical contributor to design, develop, procure, fabricate, integrate and test required upgrades and new designs including a mixture of COTS, MOTS, GOTS and custom designed components. The components of the Ground Terminal Element (GTE) include frequency converters, modulators, demodulators, fiber optic transport, RF test equipment, ranging systems, SSPAs, ADCs/DACs, control software, etc. The RF Ground Terminal Engineer will be a key hands-on contributor to the GTE Echelon 2 Team.

The candidate will create appropriate documentation and entries in history logs, discrepancy reports, and maintenance procedures on items specific to any/all subsystem updates and activities.

The successful candidate will be a proven learner and developing leader, able to acquire extensive system-level and specific subsystem-level expertise, think independently in representing the program at site installations and visits, and will strive to become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) after completion of training. Successful candidate will aid in the maintenance and development of operational procedures, creation, review, and update of training materials, development of trending reports, and create database inputs to support system operations.

This position may be called to support and present at technical forums to include customer briefs, working groups, and cross-program exchanges as required.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Keyword\Phrases Include: RF Engineering, Radio Frequency, Ground Terminal Systems, Wideband, Narrowband, Subsystems, Antenna Systems, Signal Analyzer, Antenna, Netmacs, Gateway

Basic Qualifications Acceptable degree programs include only science and technology related disciplines such as Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or related discipline.

Ability to travel 10% in completing mission assignments at various locations.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information, including US Citizenship. Ability to obtain a TS/SCI Clearance required for this role.

Desired skills Ability to communicate effectively, with excellent written and oral skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Strong organizational skills - attentive to details. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to personal and corporate excellence, ethical behavior and integrity. Ability to be flexible and quickly adapt and change to meet requirements. Demonstrated interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently across diverse teams – demonstrated flexible, collaborative work philosophy, which is proven in team problem solving abilities and achieving team results. Experienced through educational or internship projects in design, test, and development of RF systems, such as practical, hands on experience with lab hardware and RF testing equipment e.g. spectrum/signal analyzers, network analyzers, frequency generators, and multimeters. A thorough understanding of electromagnetic principles as related to sound analog or RF subsystem design, or RF manufacturing and test.

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Job Location(s): Sunnyvale California