201076 - Network Design Engineer 4
6 months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Network Design Engineer 4 for a contract opportunity in Herndon, VA.

This position is 100% onsite.

Responsible for developing engineering solutions for satellite networks, systems and electronic components and systems installation,
operations and maintenance including system communications analysis and RF design and analysis.
Experience with joining a cross-functional team to progress our products through the entire lifecycle of a satellite communications network.
Ability to collaborate with the Chief Engineer, technical experts, and our customers, as well as provide technical support to suppliers.
Responsible for the day-to-day activities, including a combination of traditional design engineering, collaborating with cross-functional peers,
leading and mentoring others, presenting technical challenges and solutions to leadership and Technical Supplier Management (TSM).
Experience in SATCOM communications, networking, antennas, and subsystem components, including frequency converters,
modems, low noise amplifiers/blocks, and high power amplifiers

Experience and practical knowledge of antenna and aperture characteristics for application to communications and network
system designs and associated technology and methods

Experience in radio frequency compatibility and multi-discipline integrating issues applicable to communications and network
systems, including primary characteristics such as physical and functional interfaces, communications reliability, link availability,
and environmental constraints

Experience in network analysis and communications systems signal analysis using network, spectrum and circuit analysis tools

Experience testing and validation of system designs to ensure they meet operational and functional requirements
Experience writing and interpreting engineering/technical Statements of Work (SOWs)
Experience analyzing and translating requirements into system architecture, hardware and software designs and interface

Experience working with customers to develop complex electronic, electrical, and/or power system requirements


Experience generating and analyzing RF link budgets.

Experience in antenna design/modeling and performance validation.

Knowledge of communications and network system power system requirements.

Experience designing and validating products & systems against operational environmental standards (i.e. ISO & MIL).

Experience applying filtering techniques and implementing architectures for analog and digital designs.

Technologically relevant signal processing experience (incl. sampling theorem and quantization).
Technologically relevant experience in timing and synchronization principles (e.g., time of arrival, time of effectively, phaselocked
loops) for signal recovery, geolocation and sensor system function.

Experience with Communication & Network System Standards. Knowledge of and the ability to apply communications and
network systems regulatory requirements (e.g., Federal Aviation Agency [FAA] regulations, Military Specifications, National.
Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Federal Communications Commission [FCC] regulations) and
standards (e.g., safety, military, emissions, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering [IEEE], ARINC, Engineering
International Association [EIA]).

Technologically relevant experience with physical modeling techniques for backgrounds, noise and clutter. Experience with
processing techniques for suppression and/or rejection of backgrounds, noise and clutter.

Experience with applied and environmental physics (e.g., propagation, attenuation, absorption, performance factors,
polarization) and their effects across the spectrum.

Knowledge of programming languages (e.g., C++, Matlab, Visual Basic, C, Assembly, C#, Java).
Knowledge of modeling and prototyping tools (e.g., Matlab, MathCAD, manufacturer specific tools for signal processing

Proficient at MS Office software suite (incl. Visio).

Team experience (Agile work environment, formal technical/customer presentations).

Proficient at technical writing (e.g., proposals, white papers, SOWs, presentations, etc.)

Accredited course of study in
engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 9 or more years' related work
experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience,
Master+7 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation

1st Shift

Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Taj Johnson
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x283 or (800) 927-9318 x283

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.