Radio Frequency Engineer

Peraton Las Cruces , NM 88001

Posted 3 weeks ago


Peraton is seeking a Radio Frequency Engineer in Las Cruces, New Mexico at the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) White Sands Complex (WSC) to support the Space Network operations. The selected individual will support NASA programs that integrate with state-of-the-art RF satellite communications systems and technologies. Assignments will include a variety of engineering tasks such as development of requirements, generation of engineering documentation and deployment of systems that meet specified requirements.

Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA's orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.


What you'll do..

  • Develop and evaluate system requirements

  • Perform communications analyses including link budget assessments

  • Develop engineering documentation for the installation of new and/or modification of existing electronic systems that meet defined requirements

  • Ensure that technical, budget and schedule requirements are met through new or modified designs

  • Oversee system modifications to ensure implementation is executed according to design documentation

  • Develop and execute test plans and procedures

  • Maintain system documentation to accurately reflect the configuration baseline

  • Provide trouble-shooting assistance in isolating and correcting unusual hardware problems


You'd be a great fit if you have...

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Science, Math or Engineering and 2+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Satellite ground system or other RF communications engineering

  • RF wireless communications systems definition and analysis, including link analyses

  • RF satellite communications systems parameters and their impact on RF link performance

  • The ability to create technical documents and deliver presentations clearly and concisely.

It'd be even better if you have..

  • BS in Science, Math or Engineering and 5+ years of related experience (or 3+ years with MS in Science, Math or Engineering)

  • Familiarity with NASA, DoD, or other agency systems engineering processes

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Knowledge of the NASA Space Network

What you'll get

  • An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching

  • Rapid PTO accrual schedule with floating holidays

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing

  • Paid maternity and paternity leave

  • Company-paid infertility treatments

  • Cross-training and professional development opportunities

  • The ability to influence major initiatives


This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

About Peraton

Are you ready to join the next-generation of national security? Peraton is a fresh name in the industry with an established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We work differently than our peers - with agility, the freedom to innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, you'll be part of our movement to build a great company, solve the most daunting challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our communities, our nation, and our way of life.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Radio Frequency Engineer