System Design Engineer
Concord, CA 94520 US
Job Title: System Design Engineer
Job Status : Full Time Department: Engineering
Reports to (title): Systems Engineering Manager
BASIC FUNCTION You'll be a member of a cross functional technical development team responsible for ensuring our designs are being developed and delivered on time, on budget, and are the highest technical quality to meet our customer's mission. You will also be a part of our vigilant effort to keep our Ground Gateways and Telemetry, Tracking, and Control (TT&C) Satcom antenna systems running.
LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: None
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES Denotes "essential functions "in accordance with the guidelines of The Americans with Disabilities Act. The essential functions of this position include, but are not necessarily limited to, those specifically identified in this description. The position and its essential functions may change over time and these changes may not necessarily be reflected in the position description. The Company may, at its sole discretion, add to, change, or expand the essential or marginal functions of the position.
Provide technical leadership to internal teams and suppliers in the development of integrated hardware/software satellite ground systems
Design, develop system specifications, requirements, and system designs for LEO Ground Gateways
Lead deployment and testing of ground systems in a lab environment including developing test plans and generating/approving test reports
Develop test plans to support the validation of the ground gateways to ensure they meet technical, functional, performance, and business requirements
Responsible for the development of detailed CONOPS and the definition of how to control and monitor multiple ground systems remotely
Responsible for interpreting customer requirements via necessary meetings and creating documentation by generating system block diagrams, antenna, and pedestal schematics and supporting other documentation like BOM, system analysis report, satellite link budget, power budget, etc.
Defend your designs via presentations and written communication while supporting the various design reviews as a part of product design life cycles.
Ability to diagnose complex system-level problems, creation of hands-on assemblies, and practical use of VNA, spectrum analyzer, RF testing, signal generator, power distribution, multimeter, etc. Is expected.
Practical knowledge of NFPA-70, UL, CSA, IEC, MIL, CE, R&TTE, RED standards, and qualifying systems against those standards is expected.
Familiarity with networking concepts, RF cables/waveguides, various types of coax cables, RF couplers, block-up converters, block converters, tracking receivers, coax switches, attenuators, modems, etc. Is expected.
All other duties as required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability generally required. One must be able to create documentation, drawings, systems diagrams, spreadsheet, BOM and reports (60% of your time)
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: BSEE, BSEET, BS Engineering, BS computer science, Mechatronics Engineering Technology degree. A minimum of 5 years of experience in the development and delivery of High-Tech Electromechanical systems. System Engineering experience in multiple systems engineering roles, including operations concept development, requirements management, functional analysis, interface definition and control, verification, and validation. This position requires access to technology, materials, software, or hardware controlled by US export laws. In order to be eligible, you must be either a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident. This is an onsite position.
REASONING ABILITY : Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
COMPUTER SKILLS : AutoCAD, Visio, Teams, Power Point, Microsoft Excel, Word, & Outlook intermediate level required. Experience using an Oracle Agile ERP system is preferred.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES: EIT or PE (Nice to have)
OTHER ESSENTIAL SKILLS Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction;takes responsibility for and own actions;keeps commitments;commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals;completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan Initiative - Volunteers readily;seeks increased responsibilities;takes independent actions;looks for and takes advantage of opportunities;recognizes, initiates projects, asks for and offers help when needed
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The work environment is in an office setting. However, some time will be spent in an open factory environment. On the factory floor, the temperature fluctuates relative to the outdoor weather due to the large roll-up doors in constant use. There is some excessive noise on the production floor. The immediate work area has no caustic chemicals or fumes. Light travel (1-3 times per year) may be required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing their duties, 25% of the job is completed while standing and 75% while sitting. May be required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach above shoulder height. Unassisted lifting up to 20 pounds may be required.