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RF Communications Systems Engineer - Space Systems

Company: Oceaneering International
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS) develops, integrates, and applies new and innovative technologies to meet the challenges of working in space and other harsh environments. We are ideally positioned to meet the growing needs of NASA and the expanding commercial and Department of Defense (DOD) markets.

Oceaneering Aerospace and Defense Technologies (AdTech) delivers solutions that enable humans to work safely and effectively in harsh environments - from underwater to the outer reaches of space. Our innovative solutions support the development and application of practical, cost-effective systems that meet our customers' challenges - from routine to extreme. Our experience and expertise across multiple industries uniquely positions us as a leader in the government, space, and maritime services markets. Our products and services meet the rigorous demands of the complex environments in which they operate, delivering results without compromising safety or reliability.

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

Are you passionate about solving complex problems? Join our dynamic team as a RF Communications Systems Engineer and become a vital contributor to support NASA as an Oceaneering Teammate on the JSC Engineering, Technology, and Science (JETS) II contract. As an integral part of our organization, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring the flawless execution of NASA's mission by providing systems engineering andmultidisciplinary technical analysis/modeling support to the Gateway Program.

This role will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the thrilling world of human spaceflight programs. Your contributions will ensure that our services not only meet - but outperform all standards and expectations. As a RF Communications Systems Engineer , you'll find yourself at the forefront of innovation, collaborating with a passionate team who shares your dedication to excellence. You will serve as a Subject Matter Expert for the Communications and Tracking Sub-Systems of the Gateway Level 2 Sub-Systems. If you're seeking to immerse yourself in an environment where your skills and expertise will make a genuine impact, we invite you to join our team!

We are seeking someone with a keen eye for detail, a strong commitment to owning their work, and providing superior quality. You should be a person who thrives in a diverse environment and who is comfortable communicating at all levels of the organization. To be successful in this role, you should have a sense of genuine, engaging curiosity, and a desire for growth and continuous learning.

Someone in this role would typically have a Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience.This position can be hired at any level in our professional career framework, depending on business need at the time of hire.

**International travel may be required. Straight time overtime, 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off), and/or 1 day of telework per week may be available**

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert for the Communications and Tracking Sub-Systems of the Gateway Level 2 Sub-Systems.
  • Write Radio Frequency communication subsystem level Interface Requirements Documents (IRD), Verification Requirements (VRs), Interface Control Documents (ICDs) for spacecrafts. Review IRDs, ICDs and component level requirements (Transponders, Transceivers, baseband processors).
  • Review Link and network layer protocols implemented on communication systems based on CCSDS recommendations.
  • Determine the performance of Radio Frequency (RF) communication links and create link budgets using analytical methods or by applying analysis to simulation tools.
  • Actively participate and contribute to Systems Requirements Reviews (SRR), Preliminary & Critical Design Reviews.
  • Component level reviews and Technical Interchange Meetings.
  • Perform Radio Frequency interference & compatibility analysis, Power Flux Density analysis, Spectral analysis for Space based communication systems.
  • Assist and support NASA RF communication sub system manager with reviews, meetings and be the technical Point of Contact.
  • Represent JSC and interface with other NASA centers and federal agencies.
  • Perform analysis using software such as MATLAB, Simulink, and Excel.
  • Perform other duties as required.


    • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Experience applying analytical skills in RF communications.
    • Experience with communication systems such as digital modulation, spread spectrum signals and/or signal detection.
    • College level RF Communications coursework.
    • U.S. Citizenship with the ability to successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.
      • Master's or Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or RF engineering from an accredited engineering school anda minimum of 2 - 5 years of experience
      • Experience with NASA processes or working in another aerospace or defense environment

        Equal Opportunity Employer

        All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, veteran status,disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

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