Radio Frequency (RF) Spectrum Analyst

  • Green Job Crawler
  • Houston, TX
  • 25 May, 2019

Job Description

**Radio Frequency \(RF\) Spectrum Analyst** **Description** Are you passionate about human space exploration or understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a dynamic and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you\! We need your commitment, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over the globe\. We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality of life of people around the world\. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration\. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States\. We have the unique and significant role to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center \(JSC\), to be part of every human spaceflight program – the International Space Station \(ISS\), NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, the orbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back and forth to the moon’s surface, and serving as the platform for deep space exploration\. From critical systems on the ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanced development for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of the foundation for Gateway\. We also partner with NASA at JSC, the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samples returned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbital debris analysis, and basic research to further humankind’s understanding of the origins of our solar system\. We need you to be a part of our team\! _\ * \ * We are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening, however we do not have assurance at this time if and when the position will be finalized and opened\. Because we have strong reason to believe the position will be approved soon, we are proceeding with identifying qualified candidates and conducting interviews\.\ * \ * _ We are currently in need of a **Radio Frequency \(RF\) Spectrum Analyst** to join our team\. Do you have the following skills? As a **RF Spectrum Analyst** you will: + Determine the performance of Radio Frequency \(RF\) communication links and create link budgets using analytical methods or by applying analysis and simulation tools\. + Perform Radio Frequency interference and compatibility analysis for Space based communication systems\. + Perform spectrum management & coordination tasks for RF systems and interface with other NASA centers and federal agencies to resolve spectrum issues\. + Perform data reductions, analyze, and document results for presentation to customers\. + High knowledge of digital communications, RF system analysis, FEC coding, and communications engineering\. + In depth understanding of communication systems such as phase modulation, spread spectrum, signal detection, signal and interference analysis, baseband filtering, data formatting etc\. + Knowledge of spectrum regulations, regulatory approval process, radio frequency compatibility/interference assessment\. + Familiar with antennas, antenna polarization, power spectral density & spectral roll\-off, power flux density, noise density and CCSDS standards\. + Familiar with analysis software such as Matlab and Simulink\. + Perform other duties as required\. **Qualifications** **Required Education/Experience/Skills:** _This position has been posted at multiple levels\. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised\._ + BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of fourteen \(14\) years of direct RF Communication Analysis experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and twelve \(12\) years of direct RF Communication Analysis experience, or a Ph\.D\. degree and \(nine\) 9 years of direct RF Communication Analysis experience\. + Working knowledge of digital communications, RF system analysis, FEC coding, and communications engineering\. + In depth understanding of communication systems such as phase modulation, spread spectrum, signal detection, signal and interference analysis, baseband filtering, and data formatting\. + Performed link margin analysis, link budget analysis, and/or compatibility analysis\. + Working knowledge of STK or NTIA\. + Experience with spectrum management\. + Excellent communication and organizational skills along with the ability to work in a team environment\. **Why Work for Jacobs?** Click on the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do\! Come join our team and be part of our future\. We look forward to seeing you\! See What We Do Jacobs Aerospace Solutions Overview \(Please view on Chrome or Microsoft Edge\) In addition to exciting career opportunities we also have: + Excellent personal and professional career growth + 9/80 work schedule \(every other Friday off\) + Onsite cafeteria \(breakfast & lunch\) + Comprehensive Benefit Package \(medical, dental & vision\) + 401\(k\) + Tuition Reimbursement + Much, much more\! For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center, please visitwww\.wehavespaceforyou\.com + Must be a U\.S\. Citizen and successfully complete a U\.S\. government background investigation\. + Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised\. Essential Functions Work Environment Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task\. Physical Requirements Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods \(90% of time\)\. May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs \(5% of time\)\. Equipment and Machines Standard office equipment \(PC, telephone, printer, etc\.\)\. Attendance Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical\. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required\. Other Essential Functions Must be able to work in a team atmosphere\. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation\. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others\. Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer\. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law\. Jacobs is a background screening, drug\-free workplace\. **Primary Location** United States\-Texas\-Houston **Req ID:** AS0004I2