RF/Space Communications Lead - Human Landing System (HLS)

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics has been selected by NASA to participate in the development and demonstration of a Human Landing System (HLS). Dynetics is seeking project engineers, systems engineers, mechanical design engineers, electrical engineers, structural and thermal analysts, manufacturing engineers, test engineers, technicians, and operators to join a diverse team in support of the development of the HLS that will carry the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024.

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a RF/Space Communications Engineer Lead to join a diverse, highly-skilled team to create unique solutions for complex problems involving space systems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost effective intelligence, engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The RF/Space Communications Engineer Lead will support the Dynetics Space Division in the development of a human lander system and support equipment, primarily responsible for integration and qualification of RF communications hardware into a seamless operational system, working with industry teammates. This position also requires the ability to translate high level product development strategies into system requirement specifications and to work with multi-discipline engineering teams to develop lower level detailed requirements. The candidate will work in a team environment to support design through product implementation, and should be able to lead engineering design disposition on all documentation discrepancies.


Basic Qualifications

Candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited institution.

Candidate must have at least ten (10) years of direct experience in role as detailed above with an engineering company or system integrator where design, testing, and/or modification of human rated aerospace systems communications hardware was involved.

Candidate must have experience developing RF link budgets along with hardware experience with space based transceivers, antennas, and amplifiers.

Candidate must have experience overseeing vendors including budget and schedule tracking.

Candidate must be familiar with standards for packet data formats, coding and synchronization, and modulation.

Candidate must be familiar with the process to obtain space based communication permits and licenses.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.


Other Qualifications

Preference shown to candidates who possess a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited institution.

Preference shown to candidates who have experience and/or working knowledge of:

  • NASA or other aerospace development spaceflight projects
  • Laser communications
  • Working as part of multi-company and multi-organizational development teams


Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen.

Candidate must possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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