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SATCOM Engineer 1

Posted on Feb 5, 2020 by LA International Computer Consultants Ltd

Mons, Hainaut, Belgium
1 Apr 2020
€70 - €80 Hourly

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

Reference: 838670610

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