AECOM Engineer 5 – RF / Software (LASSO) in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

United States of America - Florida, Kennedy Space Center

Job Summary

Purpose and Scope:

Advanced level engineering position, either Electrical or Computer Science, familiar with RF Monitoring and Software defined Radio. Position entails being able to take I/Q data and write software code for specific RF Monitoring Algorithms such as GEO Location using time difference of arrival and correlation of radio signals. Develops unique algorithms to make the RF Monitoring system more reliable and efficient. Must be able to come up with unique solutions for the current NASA KSC Radio Monitoring system to make the system more efficient and get the full potential out of the RF Monitoring System. Must be proficient in computer programming of radios with one of the programming languages Python, C, C++, Matlab and Data Base Programming such as SQL. Must be able to work well with outside customers and other US Government Agencies. This position takes initiative, being a team player, self-motivation and being able to find solutions to complex radio frequency problems as they come up. Performs a variety of engineering assignments in planning and overseeing research, development, design, manufacture, test, installation, operation, and maintenance of diverse systems. Experienced with frequent use and application of technical standards, principles and theories. Member of a design, analysis or review team on more complex assignments or as a lead on less complex assignments.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs a range of software development, analysis, or review tasks independently.

  • Generate complete design specifications for the most complex projects.

  • May train other engineers on technical issues, operations and maintenance of the RF monitoring system.

  • Coordinate and work closely with other engineering and program management disciplines to define system specifications and requirements.

  • Develop, maintain and produce technical documentation and system/subsystem specifications.

  • Direct interface and liaison with internal and external customers at all levels from quotation to final design and test activities, design reviews and technical working group meetings to comply with requirements and specifications.

  • Verify and comply with engineering documentation standards and test procedures.

  • Prepare, deliver and submit technical papers and perform engineering studies.

  • Support development of technical proposal and provide comments on the technical content and level of effort of the proposed scope of work.

  • Perform other related or associated duties as required.

Other Responsibilities:

Safety - AECOM enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks and serving on safety committees and teams.

Quality - Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the AECOM Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable AECOM Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.

Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to their job.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s in Engineering or a related scientific field or equivalent experience. Ten years of related experience required. Must be proficient in computer programming of radios with one of the programming languages Python, C, C++, Matlab and Data Base Programming such as SQL.

Preferred Qualifications

Combined background in software development and RF Engineering are highly desirable.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

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Job Category Engineering

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 204195BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.