Scientist, Systems Engineer

Palm Bay, Florida, United States


  • Full Time
  • 2
  • Sometimes
  • 10-14 years
  • US Citizen

Job Description

The Antenna Systems Mission Architect will help design and architect deployable space antenna systems and structures for a variety of space-based GEO and LEO communications and ISR missions. The ideal candidate will have significant experience and knowledge in the Spaceborne communication and ISR missions and antenna systems.  He or she will have the ability to develop system architectures and trade studies of various reflector antenna configurations and geometries across multiple orbits and platforms.  Responsibilities include the application of antenna theory, leading and performing link budget analysis and electrical antenna modelling and simulations to drive implementation trades which result in optimal system designs to meet customer antenna beam requirements.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide electrical reflector antenna design leadership for various Spaceborne Missions
  • Identify mission value of new technologies and help drive robust, multi-disciplinary, advanced technology development program
  • Concept development to provide mission solutions
  • Interpret and create requirements for key Acquisitions related to spaceborne antenna systems
  • Evaluates customer and /operational needs to help define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces
  • Executes technical responsibilities within project cost and schedule constraints
  • Resolves cross-functional technical issues
  • Determines whether requirements can be met with existing capabilities/designs or if new design requirements must be developed
  • Generates and derives system and antenna requirements based on customer mission requirements
  • Provides technical coordination between external customer’s engineers, industry engineers and internal engineering groups to articulate technical issues
  • Prepares and presents technical information internally and externally that addresses specific subjects of interest
  • Advocates the customer’s critical needs to internal stakeholders
  • Provide technical direction for the development, integration, and testing of complex electro-mechanical antenna systems
  • Lead and perform trade studies required to make both tactical and strategic technical decisions for programs
  • Provide mentoring, guidance and leadership to junior engineers


  • 12+ years’ experience with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance required

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with electrical antenna modeling, simulation, build, and test
  • Experience performing antenna system trade studies
  • Creative, Innovative, Entrepreneurial problem solver
  • Experience applying technologies and capabilities in ways not previously anticipated to solve our customers’ ultimate objectives
  • Experience with exquisite space and small-sat opportunities and design concepts
  • Proven and effective communications skills, interpersonal skills and customer focus are a must
  • Experience with functional and physical architecture development
  • Experience collaborating in a team environment

Ability to assess and provide direction for make/buy decisions and selection of strategic suppliers


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  • Does candidate hold an "ACTIVE" Top Secret/SCI or SSBI security clearance?
  • Does the candidate have 12+ years’ experience with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent?
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