RF Communication Systems and Test Engineer VIPER - Space Systems Job at Oceaneering International, Inc., Houston, TX

  • Oceaneering International, Inc.
  • Houston, TX

Job Description

Position Summary

Are you passionate about solving complex problems? Join our dynamic team as an RF Communication Systems and Test Engineer VIPER  and become a vital contributor to support NASA as an Oceaneering Teammate on the JSC Engineering, Technology, and Science (JETS) II contract. As an integral part of our organization, you'll play a crucial role in the Avionics & Energy Systems Section in the Engineering Department on the NASA JSC Engineering, Technology and Science II (JETS II) Contract.
This role will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the thrilling world of human spaceflight and deep space exploration programs. Your contributions will ensure that our services not only meet - but outperform all standards and expectations. As an RF Communication Systems and Test Engineer VIPER, you'll find yourself at the forefront of innovation, collaborating with a passionate team who shares your dedication to excellence. If you're seeking to immerse yourself in an environment where your skills and expertise will make a genuine impact, we invite you to join our team! 
We are seeking someone with a keen eye for detail, a strong commitment to owning their work, and providing superior quality. You should be a person who thrives in a diverse environment and who is comfortable communicating at all levels of the organization. To be successful in this role, you should have a sense of genuine, engaging curiosity, and a desire for growth and continuous learning. 
Someone in this role requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a minimum of 2 years of experience. This position can be hired at any level in our professional career framework, depending on business need at the time of hire. 
**International travel may be required. Straight time overtime, 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off), and/or 1 day of telework per week may be available**

Duties & Responsibilities


• Serve as a Subject Matter Expert for the Communications Systems supporting the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) which is a lunar exploration rover being developed at NASA Johnson Space Center
• Write Radio Frequency communication subsystem level Interface Requirements Documents (IRD), Verification Requirements (VRs), & Interface Control Documents (ICDs) for spacecrafts. Review IRDs, ICDs and component level requirements (Transponders, Transceivers, baseband processors)
• Support software and hardware design and development in areas of analysis, integration and operational testing and certification
• Execute, test and document integration and testing solutions
• Determine the performance of Radio Frequency (RF) communication links and software defined radios, single board computers, LNAs and filters using analytical methods or by applying analysis to simulation tools
• Actively participate and contribute to Systems Requirements Reviews (SRR), Preliminary & Critical Design Reviews, Component level reviews and Technical Interchange Meetings
• Perform radio frequency interference & compatibility analysis for space-based communication systems
• Assist and support NASA RF communication sub system manager with reviews, meetings and be the technical point of contact for testing and integration of the communication system
• Provide technical expertise and support cross-functional teams including project managers, network engineers and operations personnel
• Develop and maintain technical documentation for spacecraft communications systems architecture definition, design and development
• Represent JSC and interface with other NASA centers and federal agencies
• Perform analysis using software such as Matlab, Simulink and Excel
• Perform other duties as required.



• Bachelor’s degree in engineering and a minimum or 2 years of experience.
• Must have completed college level RF Communications course work
• Strong analytical skills in RF communications
• Excellent knowledge of communication systems such as digital modulation, spread spectrum signals and signal detection
• Excellent communication and organizational skills along with the ability to work in a team environment


• Experience with NASA processes including software lifecycle
• Experience with Deep Space Network (DSN) communication protocol and testing
• Knowledge in antennas, RF propagation and network layer protocols is a plus
• Excellent knowledge of communication systems

Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.
Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Full time, Contract work, 1 day per week,

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