RF Engineer

Tucson, AZ

 

Company Overview

At World View, we strive to be a responsible technology leader in the collection, analysis, and delivery of actionable information gathered by our strategically placed arrays of persistent sensors in the stratosphere.

We provide on-demand, scheduled, and historical aerial data and analytics from sensors deployed to the stratosphere with persistent coverage, higher resolution, and increased value over traditional aerial and space imagery sources.

 

Job Description

The RF Engineer will play a key role in designing and implementing highly reliable Over-The-Horizon (OTH) satellite communications capabilities between the company’s Stratollite vehicles, Mission Control, and customer end points, and Line-of-Sight (LOS communications between the Stratollite vehicles and fixed and mobile ground stations.  The RF Engineer will also be responsible for maintaining and upgrading legacy systems.

 

Role Responsibilities

  • Work with Systems Engineers and Payload Engineers to define the end-to-end communications subsystem requirements, including Telemetry & Control (T&C) and sensor payload data downlink needs
  • Develop communications subsystem solutions that meet all specified requirements
  • Conduct trade studies on satellite communications service provider solutions; vehicle communications hardware including antennas, modems and other related components; ground station equipment, etc.
  • Perform communications subsystem analysis and modeling; develop link budgets
  • Develop the communications subsystem architecture
  • Ensure platform Comm links are compatible with hosted sensor payload technologies (e.g., radar, electro-optical, etc.)
  • Test communications equipment at the unit, subsystem and system (ground and flight) level
  • Develop acceptance and qualification test plans and procedures
  • Develop training materials for nominal and off nominal operations of the communications subsystem for Mission Control personnel
  • Stay abreast of satcom technology and current and planned satcom service solutions; recommend communications subsystem upgrades as needed
  • Report to Electrical Engineering team and support RF subsystem troubleshooting

 

Qualifications

  • BS in related engineering field (physics, electrical engineering, systems engineering)
  • 5 years of RF engineering experience
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in the design, development, testing and implementation of end-to-end satellite communications systems for airborne platforms
  • Familiarity with RF communications system analysis methods and tools
  • Must have working knowledge of FCC Wireless Communications Rules and Regulations and be able to provide Technical Support to company personnel engaging with government Regulatory Agencies as needed
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced cross-functional environment, make quality decisions, and meet challenging deadlines

 

Bonus Points

  • MS in related engineering field (physics, electrical engineering, systems engineering)

 

What We Offer

  • Work alongside experts in emerging technology
  • Full benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.
  • Modern office with kitchen, exercise area, amazing views, and more!

 

 

Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

World View is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices based on race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

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