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Full time
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Aerospace & Aeronautics
Communication System Engineer
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The Aerospace Corporation | El Segundo, California
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Job Description

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office and support all national security space programs.

We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to projects for civil agencies like NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, commercial companies, universities, and international organizations in the national interest.
From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

  • Support projects in the design, analysis, simulation, and system engineering of all types of communication systems, including spaced-based military and commercial systems and terrestrial wireless radio systems.
  • Support the evaluation of link performance in the presence of noise, fading, interference, and jamming employing advanced channel coding and modulation techniques.
  • Provide program offices with system design and engineering support as well as concept study and development.
  • Support projects in system integration and generating system and subsystem requirements.
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, and that produces superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation,protected veteran status, or disability status.

Security Clearance: Secret
Requisition Number: 6860


  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline is required; advance degree is highly preferred.
  • A minimum of 8 years post-B.S. experience is required.
  • Experience with communication systems design, analysis, evaluation, modeling, simulation, and/or system engineering is required.
  • Experience with communication tool development and satellite payload design is required.
  • Knowledge of system integration and test data analysis is required.
  • In-depth knowledge of channel modeling, waveform design (modulation and coding), acquisition, synchronization, AJ/AS techniques, signal processing, link budget assessment, and RFI/CCI/ACI analysis is highly desired
  • Experience with technical leadership is highly desired.
  • The ability to effectively present results in briefings and technical reports is important.
  • Strong team participation concept and interpersonal skills are needed.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Current secret clearance, or the ability to obtain one, is required.

About The Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation, a world leader in the application of space technology, provides advanced scientific and engineering services for space and related high technology systems. As an independent, nonprofit corporation operating a federally funded research and development center, Aerospace performs objective technical analyses and assessments for a variety of government, civil, and commercial customers.