Satellite Systems Engineer – Full Performance/Senior
Raytheon - Sterling, VA

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Job Description:

Analyzes, consults and makes recommendations for specifying, acquiring, operating, and maintaining earth terminal satellite systems and satellite bandwidth.

Duties, Tasks, and Responsibilities:
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Manages satellite frequency spectrum in conjunction with the satellite operator determining carrier frequency and carrier power based on parameters such as data rate, modulation scheme, satellite transmit power, and receive gain over temperature.
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Monitors the power equivalent bandwidth utilization of satellite spectrum and report findings
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Provides detailed recommendations based on analysis of satellite link calculations.
Minimum Experience:
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Top Secret clearance with polygraph is required.
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Someone that is fully capable of delivering capabilities related to a particular skill, language, system, or technology.
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Requires a minimum of three (3) years of experience with the majority of the following technology and tools.
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Technology
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Administration software — Cisco Systems CiscoWorks; Element management software; NetIQ software; SolarWinds software
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Configuration management software — Application management software; Automated installation software; Patch and upgrade management software; Software distribution software
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Network monitoring software — Ethereal; Ipswitch What's Up Gold; Multi-router traffic grapher MRTG software; Symantec Intruder Alert
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Network security or virtual private network VPN management software — Intrusion prevention system IPS software; Network and system vulnerability assessment software; Risk assessment software; Virtual local area network management software
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Transaction security and virus protection software — CA eTrust; Encryption software; Penetration testing software; Virus scanning software
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Tools
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Integrated services digital network ISDN testers — Integrated services digital network ISDN analyzers
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Multimeters — Network multimeters
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Network analyzers — Asynchronous transfer mode ATM analyzers; Bit error rate BER testers; Network connectivity testers; Wide area network WAN analyzers
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Power meters — Fiber optic power meters
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Protocol analyzers
Required Education (including Major):

General professional years of experience may be substituted for specialized years of experience at a ratio of three (3) years of general experience within an occupation for one (1) year of specialized experience. Relevant certifications will be considered equivalent to three (3) months of specialized experience. A degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or a scientific or technical discipline related to the specific skill.
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An Associate’s degree will be considered equivalent to eighteen (18) months specialized experience.
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A Bachelor’s degree will be considered equivalent to three (3) years specialized experience (total equivalency is not cumulative when combined with an Associate’s degree).
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A Master’s degree will be considered equivalent to two (2) years specialized experience (up to a total of five (5) years when combined with a Bachelor’s).
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A Doctorate will be considered equivalent to two (2) years specialized experience (up to a total of seven (7) years when combined with a Master’s and a Bachelor’s).
Business Unit Profile
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2011 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 71,000 people worldwide.
At Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS), we transform data into knowledge. IIS is a leading provider of intelligence and information solutions, specializing in ground processing, unmanned ground systems, cybersecurity operations, homeland security and other markets to resolve the most complex problems for our customers worldwide. IIS employs more then 8,300 people worldwide with major hubs in the Mid Atlantic Region, Aurora, CO, and national Headquarters in Garland, TX, IIS generated $3 billion in 2011 revenues.

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