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Technical Director SATCOM Systems
San Diego, CA
General Atomics Aeronautical SystemsTitle:
Technical Director (SATCOM Systems)Job Category:
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time SalaryJob Summary:
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) an affiliate of General Atomics is a world leader in proven reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
This Mission Systems Technical Director position will develop overall SATCOM system solutions for GA-ASI’s airborne platforms including evaluation and selection of satellite service providers. They will assist Program Management and Strategic Development to propose optimized SATCOM solutions to customers while interfacing with relevant service providers. The position will also be responsible for informing company strategy on future SATCOM capabilities and related independent R&D investments. Potential candidates will also develop requirements for airborne RF hardware and software based on mission requirements and satellite service options.Duties and Responsibilities:
+ Evaluate customer and operational needs to define and coordinate system performance requirements
+ Define system-level architectures decompose into constituent segment components and translate into system and lower level requirements
+ Develop models and tools for system trades for link budgets capacity availability satellite beam plans. Frequency reuse plans and satellite resource allocations based on existing or proposed satellite service options
+ Perform analysis modeling and simulation of end-to-end communication systems to optimize system architecture and verify performance
+ Participate in the architecture trades requirements link budgets design and analysis of airborne payload communication subsystems for new technology investments
+ Support new business and technology opportunities through RFI/RFP and internal investmentsJob Qualifications:
+ Typically requires a bachelor’s degree master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; eighteen or more years of experience with a bachelor’s degree sixteen or more years of experience with a master’s degree or thirteen or more years with a PhD
+ Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or similar technical discipline
+ At least 10 years of systems engineering experience in the satellite communications field on commercial and government programs in the areas of systems development communications analysis and signal processing
+ Has demonstrated leadership ability by directing/developing the solution(s) to highly technical and complex engineering problems and has been a key participant in attracting and retaining SATCOM related business as well as professional staff.
+ Experience working with interdisciplinary teams including Business Development Systems Software RF circuits FPGA design and others
+ Demonstrated experience and ability to conceptualize design implement and test field satellite mobile terminals antenna telemetry systems or similarly complex systems
+ Experience with link management and congestion management
+ An understanding of the various commercial SATCOM service provider business models
+ Demonstrated experience in the modeling and simulation using MATLAB or similar tools
+ Ability to obtain a secret clearance
+ Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
+ Must also possess excellent communication presentation and interpersonal skills be customer focused and able to work on a self-initiated basis or in a team environmentTravel Percentage Required:
0% - 25%Clearance Required?
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