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1783 - Satellite RF Engineer

Las Cruces, New Mexico
US Citizenship


We are seeking a Satellite Ground Station RF/Antenna Engineer in Las Cruces, New Mexico at the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) White Sands Complex (WSC) to support the Space Network (SN) operations. The selected individual will support NASA programs that integrate with state-of-the-art RF satellite communications systems and technologies. Assignments will include administration of the SN RF Safety program, coordinating periodic geodetic surveys of all SN antennas and a variety of other engineering tasks such as development of requirements, generation of engineering documentation and deployment of systems that meet specified requirements.


  • Administration of the SN RF Safety program
  • Perform and report on annual RF surveys
  • Develop and present RF Safety training to SN personnel
  • Perform RF safety evaluation of new antenna systems
  • Coordinate periodic geodetic surveys of SN antennas
  • Provide sustaining engineering support for all SN antenna systems
  • 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 troubleshooting assistance in isolating and correcting unusual system problems


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Math or Engineering and 2+ years of experience in the following areas:
  • Sustaining engineering support of satellite earth station antenna systems
  • Antenna systems performance testing including G/T, EIRP, VSWR
  • Troubleshooting and repair of satellite earth station antenna systems


  • 5+ years of related experience
  • RF Safety Testing experience
  • Understanding of RF satellite communications systems parameters and their impact on RF link performance
  • RF wireless communications systems requirements definition and analysis, including link analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of the NASA Space Network
  • Familiarity with NASA, DoD, or other agency systems engineering processes


  • US Citizenship minimum