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Post subject: RF Systems Engineer Job in
Unread postPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 2:53 pm
Joined: Tue May 25, 2004 2:49 pm
SR. RF/COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS ENGINEER
WildBlue plans to deliver affordable high-speed internet access
via satellite to our customers homes and offices in the contiguous U.S.
Our affordable, high-speed (3.0 megabit per second) internet connection
can accommodate up to eight PC's (or other internet-ready appliances)
WildBlue is currently seeking an individual that
will be responsible for owning all RF/communications systems engineering
activities for the WildBlue system within the Engineering organization.
Specifically the role entails integrating and disposition of performance
issues relating to the satellites, gateways procurement, system RF links,
satellite terminals, and any RF-communications related technologies
at all the gateways, in the lab and other locations as needed.
Key areas of focus for this position will include:
owner of all RF/communication related functions for the complete WildBlue
system. Given the complexity of the system, responsible individual will
interact and support multiple organizations/individuals:
Director of Gateway procurement with all RF and communication specification
issues (resolution/disposition of potential non-compliance issues),
performance assessments, test data review, and interface compatibility
of all RF aspects of WildBlue gateways. Additionally, may be required
to provide technical assistance with FCC regulatory activities.
Support satellite procurement lead with all RF and communication
specification activities (resolution/disposition of potential non-compliance
issues), satellite performance evaluation, and interface compatibility
of all RF aspects of the WildBlue Ka-band satellites. May be required
to assist with on-orbit test activities, including review and contribution
of test plans/procedures, and review of test results.
procurement manager for outdoor units (ODU) with any engineering issues
dealing with the specification, development, manufacturing validation,
testing and performance monitoring of the all ODU components (Ka band
transceiver, antenna/OMT/filter/polarizer/feed, Ku band DBS LNBFs, frequency
selective surface sub-reflector (FSS), and LNBF switches.).
closely with Sr. Director of Systems Engineering in the update and maintenance
of existing system level communication link budget tools, development
of power control algorithms, and overall system performance management.
Assist in defining requirements for analog, RF, and communications
functionality required for lab functionality needed to support the development
and deployment of WildBlue’s initials services as well as on going service
and technology development.
Provide technical support to system
integration and test and deployment activities with all RF and communications
Assist in the documentation needed for operational
support and maintenance of the system.
requirements include but are not limited to the following:
driven and disciplined to bring products to market.
skills and the ability to work within and across teams.
be a strong self starter, and be able to take ownership of an area and
work with minimal supervision. Good written and oral communication skills
BSEE/MSEE degree with emphasis on wireless communications
and RF focus
Minimum of 5 years of experience in satellite or
wireless communication systems.
+2 years of experience in a related
technology leadership role.
Experience in solving ambiguous and
complex system technology issues.
Experience in RF communications
(satellite experience preferred but other RF wireless systems may be
applicable), error correction codes, antennas, high power RF amplifiers,
mixers, phase noise analysis, filters, modulation techniques, and link
budgets will be essential to effectively perform this job.
knowledge of Excel will be necessary, and experience with programming
languages (C/C++) or Matlab will be a strong plus.
experience in the lab or at communication facilities with satellite
and/or microwave systems and related test equipment.
outstanding compensation and benefit plans. Qualified candidates are
encouraged to submit a resume to: