Communications Engineer - (Level I / Onsite)

Communications Engineer - (Level I / Onsite)

The Aerospace Corporation | Chantilly, VA, 20151, US

Posted 20 days ago

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The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.


Main-mission communication satellites, wideband links, command and telemetry, and terrestrial networks, along with their enabling technologies, are the domain of the Communication Technologies and Engineering Division (CTED). This division comprises all aspects, from architectures to implementation; our engineers work directly with corporate customers to ensure robust and resilient communications.

We are seeking to hire a Communications Engineer who will look to join and learn under our team of established, talented and dynamic engineers oftheCommunications and Signal Analysis Department (CSAD). CSAD performs analysis, modeling and simulation of end-to-end radio and optical communication systems, and signal collection/processing techniques and solutions. We also advise our customers on technical matters and advanced technology development needs. The work we do is in support of advanced concept development/prototyping, system acquisition support and anomaly resolution, primarily for specialized satellite and associated ground processing applications.

*This position will be supporting 100% onsite in Chantilly, VA.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Performing analysis, modeling and simulation of radio and/or optical communication systems and related signal processing

  • Working on technical problems in the areas of communications, signals collection and remote sensing

  • Supporting customer communications, signal collection and/or emitter geolocation mission areas.

  • Supporting our Civil, DoD and intelligence community customers with primary support to the National Reconnaissance Office

  • Joining the Communications and Signal Analysis Department as a new graduate who will work both independently and as part of project teams

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Microwave Photonics or related discipline

  • Minimum of 2-years of industry work experience

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and works work well in a team environment

  • Possess organizational, time management and project management skills

  • Demonstrate flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs

  • Interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations

  • Willing to travel domestically/internationally infrequently, as needed

  • This position requirestheability to obtain and maintain a securityclearance, which is issued by the U.S. Government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

  • Masters or Ph.D. degreefrom an accredited programin Electrical Engineering or Microwave Photonics

  • 3-or more years of experience in SIGINT, Satellite, Radio and/or Optical Communications, or advanced signal processing techniques

  • Active security clearance

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.