SATCOM Engineer 1
Posted on Feb 5, 2020 by LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
Under the direction of the Principal SATCOM Engineer and Technical Lead, but largely under own initiative, the incumbent will perform duties as a SATCOM subject matter expert (SME), assisting both the SATCOM area and external projects requiring SME support.
The said duties will include:
*Assisting with the engineering necessary for sustaining operations and maintenance of assigned CIS and associated networks to include network management and control systems and supporting systems throughout their in-service life.
*Contributes to the planning of interfaces/gateways to SATCOM operating in tactical communications networks and their interoperability.
*Contributes to planning of SATCOM networking in support of changing operational requirements, exercises and crisis management.
*Performs work supporting acquisition of Satellite-based communications systems and support equipment; develop system performance requirements, objectives and integration, and the estimation of time and resources for system design
*Supports the acceptance testing and validation processes of new Satellite Communications systems
*Validating the performance of RF receivers, exciters, analog/digital conversion equipment, and Digital Signal Processing equipment including the design and development of software required to control the subsystems
*Manages system and network configurations where applicable.
*Provides technical expertise in screening of CEP for SATCOM and SATCOM-related projects.
*Works in close co-ordination with system managers for system (network) management.
*Participates in the technical portion of inspections and JFAI as new systems arrive and conducts follow-up actions on the clearance of deficiencies.
*Coordinates SATCOM Service Area contributions to Approved Fielded Product List (AFPL) and Application and Technology (A&T) portfolios, supporting configuration change managers as necessary.
Skills and Experience
A University Degree in Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications, or a related discipline with 4 years post related experience, or a Higher Secondary education and completed advanced vocational training in that discipline leading to a professional qualification or professional accreditation with 5 years post related and 2 years function related experience.
It is essential that the incumbent has sound experience in:
*Antenna sub-system including: radomes, feed horn, reflector, pedestal, waveguides, tracking receiver, servo and drive equipment.
*Transmit and receive chains including up and down converters, Low Noise Amplifiers, High Power Amplifiers.
*Satellite Communications Modems; Electronic Protected Modems (EPMs), Bandwidth Management Equipment (BME), cryptographic equipment, Routers, Switches.
*Computer-assisted Monitor and Control System (M&CS).
*GPS-disciplined Frequency Reference Standards and associated distribution systems.
*AC Power distribution equipment, emergency AC Power generation and associated fuel storage, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
*Digital techniques, TCP/IP fundamentals, video transmission principles and telecommunications quality assurance practices.
*The implementation, fielding, and maintenance of modern communications equipment.
*On-line performance, accounting, fault, security and configuration management of digital networks and associated transmission systems.
*Familiarity with related international/commercial/industrial standards.
*Thorough knowledge of English, both written and spoken
*Proven ability to communicate effectively orally, using tact and diplomacy, and in writing with good briefing skills.
*The ability to read, analyze and comment on developmental documents
*The ability to write technical documents
*Proven ability to manage small projects.
*10+ years of experience in applying information technologies in industry, government and/or defence organizations.
*Candidate shall have 7+ years of experience in area of defence systems design, development or procurement
In depth knowledge and experience in:
*Virtualization, containerization, and micro services
*Service Oriented Architecture
*Requirements engineering, system specification, architectural design and Datamodelling
*Distributed systems, database applications, and web-based applications