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Ground Station RF Engineer

Company: Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems is a worldwide leader in small spacecraft manufacturing, and offers its customers turn-key small spacecraft solutions, extending all the way to on-orbit operations. In order to support this, Tyvak maintains a global network of high-performance, satellite ground stations that serve our fleet of orbiting spacecraft and is seeking engineers to work on maintaining and expanding this mission critical platform. The Tyvak Ground Network currently supports a variety of customers and missions, with end uses far beyond the Aerospace industry.

Ground Station RF engineers will be expected to periodically travel to ground station sites, perform remote and in-situ troubleshooting, and aid in the deployment of new systems.

Specific responsibilities include

  • Monitor, assess and maintain the operational health of the worldwide network of ground stations.
  • Perform, evaluate, and contribute to maintenance and anomaly resolution procedures
  • Serve periodically on-call as first responder to ground station issues that may arise
  • Travel to and perform maintenance and repair on remote ground station sites. Travel expected to include no more than 8 weeks per year.
  • Perform system performance analysis tasks, which may include long term trending, statistical, or RF link-budget analyses
  • Planning and coordinating activities with contractors and vendors.
  • Support the development of new sites and the deployment of new antennas, with an emphasis on RF design theory.

    Requirements
    • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent work experience
    • Proficiency in at least one Object Oriented programming / scripting language (python preferred)
    • Proficiency with the Linux command line environment
    • Experience working with RF equipment and components with an eye toward in-field assembly
    • Familiarity with RF theory, particularly with respect to antenna design
    • Attention to detail, ability to write and keep excellent notes
    • Strong fundamental understanding of computer networking preferred
    • Good communication skills required, including the ability to express ideas clearly both verbally and in writing in time critical situations
    • Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties autonomously without supervision
    • Experience with industry standard bug tracking and knowledge retention tools (Atlassian Suite preferred)
    • US Citizenship Required, and the ability to obtain a US security Clearance
    • May require up to 10% International Travel to Europe, Middle East, Asia, and South America.

      Benefits
      • Competitive health benefits, including 100% Company Paid Medical PPO plan for Employees and Dependents.
      • Generous Paid Company Holiday schedule.
      • Paid Time Off Package.

Keywords: Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc., Irvine , Ground Station RF Engineer, Engineering , Irvine, California

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