Cosmic AES Job Openings

RF/SATCOM Engineer (STTR - Space Test and Training Range)

Colorado Springs, CO, USA

About Cosmic AES

Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions (Cosmic AES) is a small innovative company tackling the most difficult technical challenges in signals, space, and cyberspace. We design and develop high-end signal processing solutions for Department of Defense(DoD) in the Counter-Space, Special Operations, Homeland Security, and other specialized mission areas. Our strong team of scientists, engineers, and operations experts specialize in exploring emerging technologies, system development, and rapid prototyping to solve the most difficult national security concerns.  As a company focused on cutting-edge development, Cosmic AES delivers powerful, adaptable solutions leveraging existing non-proprietary technologies to meet our customers' mission needs and objectives. Our management philosophy of a flat innovative company utilizing Agile Development and the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for development allows us to quickly adapt to customer needs and the changing DoD mission environment. Cosmic AES invites you to become part of our family of groundbreaking engineers with a passion for conquering the nation’s toughest challenges.

Position Description

Cosmic AES is looking for RF/SATCOM Engineers to support the Space Test and Training Range (STTR). The STTR is the DoD’s only Space Range operated by the 25th Space Range Squadron located at Schriever AFB, Colorado Springs. Cosmic AES has supported the STTR since it emerged in 2004 and is teaming on upcoming the J-Tech II contract, which will add the STTR to the J-Tech ranges with an expected contract start in Summer/Fall 2018. The STTR ensures safe and secure operations and provides its customers with realistic space environment to support test, training, and exercise activities. The STTR provides support from its Schriever operations center as well as deployed CONUS and OCONUS locations. The STTR operates in planning teams comprised of active duty military, reservists, government civilians, and contractors that work with STTR customers to plan test, training, or exercise events. The job also includes being on crew for event execution. Travel will be required for days to attend planning conferences and meetings of one to three weeks to support event execution. Also requires the ability to occasionally work non-standard and/or extended shifts.

Job Duties 

  • Develop SATCOM signal environments working with customers to meet event execution including link budget analysis.

  • Participate in acquisition process on new STTR system to provide operational perspective. Activities include requirements input/review, design review, test, training, and system documentation.

  • Support STTR event execution.

  • STTR System expertise. Learn engineering details of STTR systems supporting the system configuration for event support, troubleshooting, and training.

  • Develop test plans; conduct testing; interpret, document, and present the results to engineering peers, leadership, and the government customer.

  • Support training of new range personnel.

Required Qualifications :

  • US Citizens only.

  • Current Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility.

  • BSEE or Technical Degree.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience.

  • Experience working with RF systems.

  • Knowledge of SATCOM equipment including, but not limited to, antennas, HPAs/SSPAs, up/down-converters, LNAs, and modems.

  • Knowledge of SATCOM signals including modulation, error correction, and associated signal generation equipment. Familiarity performing link-budget analysis.

  • Experience with troubleshooting systems.

  • Ability to react quickly in a dynamic environment.

  • Collaborate working in a team environment

  • Ability to communicate technical approaches and details within small project teams, including team interaction and presentation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with computer networks.

  • Data analysis skills.

  • Military experience or working in a military environment.

  • DoD Test experience.

  • Working knowledge of current DoD Space Control systems.

  • Security + certification for data transfer responsibilities.

Cosmic AES offers competitive salaries with a comprehensive benefit package which includes: 401k plan, profit sharing, flexible work schedules, paid holidays, vacation, sick time, medical, dental, and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, long and short-term disability, company paid life insurance, referral bonuses, and tuition assistance. For further information on Cosmic AES, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), please visit us at: www.cosmicaes.com

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