Senior Principal Hardware Engineer – SatCom

Sapienza consulting is recruiting a senior hardware communications system engineer to help our client develop the next generation of satellite communications systems. The incumbent will enjoy a variety of responsibilities ranging across the entire life cycle, including: initial conceptual system design; analysis, simulation, and specification; implementation; integration and test; performance monitoring; and end-of-life transition to the next system.

Responsibilities of the Senior Principal Hardware Engineer – SatCom

    • Review internal or external requirements for satellite systems; refine or generate appropriate system-level requirements
    • Interact with other teams to invent creative and mutually acceptable system solutions
    • Analyze, model, and simulate candidate designs.  What is the capacity of a system?  How does it deal with congestion? Resistance to interference, noise, and other degradations?
    • Write and review specifications, design documents, reports and presentations

Profile of the Senior Principal Hardware Engineer – SatCom

    • Must be a U.S. person (e.g., U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident) as position requires access to U.S. export restricted materials.
    • Master’s in Electrical Engineering, Communications Systems Engineering, or allied fields
    • 15+ or more years of experience in satellite communications systems, either in ground systems or satellite systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Communications Systems Engineering, or allied fields
    • Understanding of communications theory
    • Knowledge of satellite system architectures (GEO, MEO, LEO)
    • Ability to develop a variety of simulation models of satellite communications systems, including determining system capacity, error rate performance, queuing, traffic management, etc.
    • Ability to create and use detailed link budgets
    • Excellent communications skills: ability to write technical specifications and reports clearly and concisely; ability to present ideas and results effectively
    • Knowledge of hardware and software architectures
    • Skill in using a variety of simulation and modeling tools and programming languages
    • Familiarity with ITU-R and FCC regulations as they apply to satellites and ground equipment
    • Familiarity with DVB-S2 and other wireless standards in the terrestrial and satellite realm
    • Awareness of GRASP and antenna performance parameters

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