LosAngelesRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Los Angeles jobs

Senior Optical Communications Engineer

Company: Aerospace Corporation
Location: El Segundo
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally. Responsibilities We are seeking Optical Communications engineers. These positions are in El Segundo, CA supporting a wide variety of Government customers and organizations. We provide systems engineering, analysis, modeling, simulation and hardware engineering support. These positions will be responsible for providing support in one or more of the areas of support. When you join our Optical Communications Office, you become part of a dedicated groups of Optical Communications systems engineers and hardware specialists who play a key role in guiding and strengthening the future of our National Security Space Optical Communications capabilities. Our unique positions as consultant to our customers allows you to have an immediate and significant impact in driving national technical directions and decisions. The knowledge brought to bear on these challenges is backed by your optical communications systems engineering, modeling, simulation andor hardware engineering efforts and validated in our growing optical communications laboratory. Let's link up Selected candidates will act as senior technical authority, consultant, primary investigator, or team leader in areas related to laser communications (lasercom). Work independently with both internal and external customers and with technical support, as a technical authority, consultant, primary investigator, or project leader. May lead or organize interfaces between customers' and Aerospace technical and management staff. Coordinates medium to large-scale technical efforts across programproject lines. Mentor less experienced MTS and serve as role model. Key Functions Conducts specialized technical studies related to satellite lasercom and reports findings. Initiates studies designed to solve new technical problems and provide new technical solutions related to lasercom. Coordinates specific technical assignments for designated discipline or organizations. Provides technical advice to management, customers, and associate contractors. Initiates development of advanced analytical techniques, concepts, andor design criteria for subsystems. Provides ongoing technical consultation and advice to management, customers, and contractors in satellite optical communications. Takes initiative to inform management of perceived technical problems and recommends courses of action. Supports multiple programs andor activities and may lead cross-organizational teams and organizes interfaces with customer andor Aerospace program offices. Participates in lasercom system validation and verification activities which may include modeling simulation and testing. Lead the development of program interfaces between lasercom hardware and computer systems diagnoses both hardware and software simulation tool problems designs improvements to simulation environments develops andor revises programs for data reduction and analysis. Acts as organization's designated representative at technical meetings, presentations, and symposia. This position can be filled as an Aerospace Engineering Specialist or Senior Engineering Specialist Qualifications for consideration as an Engineering Specialist Required Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optical Sciences, or another related technical field from an accredited university 8 or more years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility in engineeringscientific areas related to optical communications, satellites, andor space systems engineering Exhibits high level of innovation, creativeness, and initiative Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers Broad internal recognition from peers and external customers for technical contributions related to satellite communications andor optical communications Experience developing specialized software tools for use in communications systems andor optical systems analysis Demonstrated ability to present results in formal and informal briefings to internal or external customers Experience documenting results and contributing to deliverable technical reports Demonstrated ability to develop designs or requirements for laser transmitters Experience developing designs or requirements for optical detectorsreceivers Experience implementing and characterizing performance of a variety of optical modulation formats Experience in satellite communications systems Experience working with communication link and pointing error budgets Demonstrated ability to devise and implement photonic testing programs to characterize system, subsystem, unit or component performance Current Secret or Top Secret clearance with SSBI or periodic reinvestigation completed within the last 5 years that resulted in clearance granted or maintained Preferred Demonstrated ability to apply systems engineering to satellite communications or optical system activities and programs Experience developing lasercom pointing, acquisition and tracking requirements Experience with optical communication system requirements definition, validation and verification related to modulation and coding Ability to complete trade studies related to optical communications receiver designs Experience developing test methodology and implementing testing of lasercom related hardware Experience developing specialized software tools in programming languages such as Matlab, Python, C++ or other used in lasercom related activities Current TSSCI access with counterintelligence polygraph Qualifications for consideration as a Senior Engineering Specialist Required Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optical Sciences, or another related technical field from an accredited university 12 or more years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility in engineeringscientific areas related to optical communications, satellites, andor space systems engineering Exhibits an exceptionally high level of innovation, creativeness, and initiative Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers Widely recognized internally and externally by peers, management, Government customers, and associate contractors for technical contributions to lasercom andor satellite communications Demonstrated ability to implement or oversee software development to aid in lasercom system architecture definition, requirements validation and verification, or performance modeling Extensive experience presenting results, concepts and technical content internal customers, external customers and stakeholders possessing diverse technical backgrounds Proven ability to produce influential documentation in the form of peer-reviewed publication, winning proposals, major acquisition documentation, industry standards, etc. Extensive experience with laser transmitters and technologies Extensive experience with optical detectors and technologies Demonstrated ability to lead lasercom trade studies Experience developing laser system end-to-end requirements and designs inclusive of transmitter, optical elements and receiver Extensive experience in satellite communication systems Experience developing and maintaining communications link and pointing error budgets Proven ability to manage or support photonic or optical testing activities that characterize system, subsystem, unit and component performance Current Secret or Top Secret clearance with SSBI or periodic reinvestigation completed within the last 5 years that resulted in clearance granted or maintained Preferred Master's or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optical Sciences, or another related technical field from an accredited university Extensive experience in systems engineering applied to satellite communications or optical systems Extensive experience developing laser or electro-optical pointing, acquisition and tracking requirements Extensive experience with optical communication system requirements definition, validation and verification related to modulation and coding Demonstrated ability to lead trade studies related to optical communications receiver designs Experience with optical communications and space hardware testing including development of testbeds, ground support test equipment, test programs and management of test program execution for lasercom, component, units, subsystems or systems Extensive experience developing or managing development of specialized software tools in programming languages such as Matlab, Python, C++ or other used in lasercom related activities Current TSSCI access with counterintelligence polygraph Equal Opportunity Commitment The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal OpportunityAffirmative 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 ator by email at . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Keywords: Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles , Senior Optical Communications Engineer, Engineering , El Segundo, California

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Other Engineering Jobs


Principal RF Design Engineer
Description: Raytheon s Intelligence Space Hardware Engineering Center is seeking a Principal RF Design Engineer to join the team in the Space Systems RF Communications Electronics department.The person hired (more...)
Company: RTX
Location: Woodland Hills
Posted on: 12/4/2020

Mid Level Electronic Failure Analysis Engineer
Description: Job DescriptionBoeing Research and Technology BR T is seeking a Mid Level Electronic Failure Analysis Engineer Level 3 to join our team in El Segundo, California. This role will be in within the Component (more...)
Company: BOEING
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: 12/4/2020

Principal Electrical Engineer ------ Digital Design
Description: Our Space RF Communications Electronics Department is seeking a highly motivated, experienced Digital Design Engineer to work on Radar and Electro Optical control and processing electronics product development (more...)
Company: RTX
Location: San Marino
Posted on: 12/4/2020


Mid-Level Quality Engineer
Description: Job Description Boeing Defense Space Security BDS Total Quality
Company: BOEING
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: 12/4/2020

Lead Electrical Design and Analysis Engineer
Description: At Boeing, we are all innovators on a mission to connect, protect, explore and inspire. From the sea bed to outer space, you ll learn and grow, contributing to work that shapes the world. Find your future (more...)
Company: BOEING
Location: El Segundo
Posted on: 12/4/2020

Test Engineering Section Manager (Mgr Engineering 2)
Description: At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological (more...)
Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Manhattan Beach
Posted on: 12/4/2020

Senior Principal Space Network Engineer
Description: Do cool satellite views of places on Earth amaze you Does the fire and fury of a rocket launching into space to examine distant galaxies excite you These capabilities and more are made possible by products (more...)
Company: RTX
Location: El Segundo
Posted on: 12/4/2020

Sales Engineer I - Spectrum Enterprise
Description: At a glance:Are you a technically sophisticated sales engineer skilled at evaluating client networking requirements and recommending solutions for their complex business needs Can you commit to a sales (more...)
Company: SPECTRUM
Location: Van Nuys
Posted on: 12/4/2020

Experienced Test and Evaluation Engineer
Description: The Boeing Defense, Space and Security is seeking an Experienced--Test and Evaluation--Engineer--to join our Panel and Array Operations team at Sylmar, CA.As a small wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing (more...)
Company: BOEING
Location: Northridge
Posted on: 12/4/2020

Senior Laser Communications Engineer
Description: Boeing--Defense, Space and Security, Space and Launch division--has an opening for a Senior Laser Communications Engineer/Physicist in El Segundo, CA.,--whose expertise will fall under--photonics and (more...)
Company: BOEING
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: 12/4/2020

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest California jobs by following @recnetCA on Twitter!

Los Angeles RSS job feeds