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Randstad Space Radio Frequency (RF) Telecommunications (Telecom) Principal Engineer in Broomfield, Colorado

Space Radio Frequency (RF) Telecommunications (Telecom) Principal Engineer

job details:

  • location:Broomfield, CO

  • salary:$140,000 - $154,000 per year

  • date posted:Friday, March 27, 2020

  • job type:Permanent

  • industry:Manufacturing

  • reference:774994

job description

Space Radio Frequency (RF) Telecommunications (Telecom) Principal Engineer

job summary:

Space Radio Frequency (RF) Telecommunications (Telecom) Principal Engineer

Leads RF Telecom Systems Engineering throughout the lifecycle of space vehicle (SV) development for major programs. An RF telecom subsystem may be an entire communications payload or a subassembly to carry tracking, telemetry, command, and instrument data between a space vehicle and relays or ground stations.

location: WESTMINSTER, Colorado

job type: Permanent

salary: $140,000 - 154,000 per year

work hours: 8am to 4pm

education: Bachelors


What You'll Do

  • Mentor and develop junior RF engineers

  • Lead subsystem technical team

  • Define architectures and support trade studies to appropriately scope subsystem design, assembly, integration, test, launch and early operation (LEOPS) for new proposals or studies

  • Estimate and manage subsystem technical team resources (labor and material)

  • Understand, define, and manage subsystem requirements (Ex: Data volume, orbits, thermal, input/output, crypto, framing, EVM, jitter, pointing accuracy, etc.)

  • Understand, define, and manage internal/external interfaces (Ex: Comm Payload to SV, SV comm-to-ground, component-to-component, etc.)

  • Report cost, schedule, and technical status to internal/external customers

  • Define, quantify, manage, and report technical risks

  • Provide and/or support engineering analyses to demonstrate adequate subsystem performance and to verify satisfaction of technical requirements (Ex: link budgets, pointing accuracy, component performance, etc.)

  • Support subsystem and program milestones/gates with appropriate analyses, presentations, and coordination

  • Support identification, procurement, development, test, and integration of hardware, software, and support equipment

  • Develop and manage an incremental assembly, integration, and test strategy to adequately demonstrate subsystem compliance to requirements and interface integrity

  • Support systems-level engineering trades

  • Support LEOPS, on-orbit test, and post-delivery plans and execution

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Perform other duties as necessary


  • Experience level: Experienced

  • Minimum 12 years of experience

  • Education: Bachelors (required)


  • Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer (12 years of experience is required)

  • Telecom (12 years of experience is required)

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.