Project Engineer – Army Datalinks
San Diego, California
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Engineering positions typically require a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience. Candidates from mechanical, electrical, and aerospace engineering backgrounds must know the fundamentals of engineering system developments, requirements, testing, and integration before getting to the final stages of customer interface and project management.
Schedule: Full-Time Salary
Job Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)
Travel: 0% - 25%
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Job Summary We have an exciting opportunity for an RF Datalinks Project Engineer to support our Army Engineering Group in San Diego, CA.
Under supervision and review, this position is responsible for developing effective approaches for resolving a wide range of difficult engineering problems related to remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) datalinks. Assignments will be outlined in terms of overall objectives and anticipated results. Work is reviewed at milestone intervals for adequacy in meeting objectives. Documents findings, communicates results to engineering staff and makes technical presentations as required. The successful candidate will coordinate projects with various engineering functional groups and the customer.
- Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows: six or more years of experience with a bachelors, four or more years with a masters, 2 or more years with a PhD. Strong preference is given to candidates with degrees in Electrical Engineering,
- Digital Communications, Network Engineering, or related degree programs. Experience working with RF communication systems is required.
- Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory. Must have experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts while expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.
- Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment.
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- Must be willing to work in a lab environment and possess hands on experience working with test equipment. Troubleshooting capability will be an important and required skill during these activities.
- Must be able to work extended hours and/or travel if required to complete the assigned tasks.
- The ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required. U.S. citizenship is required.
- Must possess the ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases. Must possess the ability to determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.
- Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in engineering. Able to work extended hours as required.
- Prior experience in at least one of the following are is highly desired:
- Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS) Satellite communications(SATCOM) systems, RF communication systems, Line-Of-Sight (LOS) tactical datalinks (TCDL), military RF networks
- Military modems, antennas, radios, VHF/UHF communication
- Experience with RF systems analysis including link budgets, noise analysis, gain budgets, modulation/demodulation signal analysis, error correction coding.
Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans
Multiple product lines means a variety of work
Paid Time Off
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