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Raytheon Technologies Satellite Systems Engineer - Expert in Warrenton, Virginia

Raytheon Technologies is seeking an experienced and cleared Satellite Systems Engineer.

The Satellite Systems Engineer is responsible for providing project management support; calibration, testing, preventative maintenance and break/fix services for the Sponsor’s satellite entry terminals, radomes and ancillary systems for Sponsor’s SATCOM Network gateways. The Satellite Systems Engineer will perform annual assessments and maintenance at each location and upon conclusion provides the Sponsor with a comprehensive report of completed, pending and out-of-scope actions. Temporary duty travel for both domestic and overseas locations is required. Site deployments average 45 days but may extend up to 70 days depending on weather, outage windows and terminal status. Individuals can expect to provide project management assistance on satellite projects/programs; assist in coordination of plans with other contractors for field engineering activities pertaining to the satellite network; provide input for schedule, cost, risk mitigation, and WBS completion to the project management process; and provide close support to Sponsor’s SATCOM databases, applications and tools.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform detailed analyses across a wide range of satellite entry terminals

  • Provides detailed recommendations based on analysis of satellite link calculations and equipment assessments

  • Interface with industry vendors as required

  • Provide recommendations for improving satellite network performance

  • Prepare technical reports, drawings, graphs, and other technical documentation, as required, in support of the SATCOM network

  • Coordinate and implement network changes with regional relay facilities (RRFs) for system testing

  • Troubleshoot problems with existing applications, tools, and databases, including Microsoft Access, Excel, Acquisitions Request database, the Satellite Terminals database and other specialized databases used to test, record and analyze SATCOM systems

  • Compose bill of materials (BOM) and manage inventories

  • Review ESS Support Vendor test plans and procedures for evaluating satellite earth terminal equipment

  • Operate signal generators, spectrum analyzers,

  • Perform detailed testing, calibration and maintenance of electronics and RF components to include but not limited to the following:

  • Dehydrators

  • Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPA)

  • Low noise amplifiers / band filters (LNA / LNB)

  • Feed horn assemblies

  • Waveguide

  • Combiners

  • Inter facilities links (IFL)

  • Block Up / Down converters (BUC / BDC)

  • Antenna Tracking Systems (ATS)

  • Antenna Position Controllers (APC)

  • Modems

  • G/T measurements

  • Antenna pattern analysis

  • Clean and maintain antenna and radome structures to include but not limited to the following:

  • Washing of structures and antenna

  • Inspection of pedestals, antenna and radome

  • Torqueing structural bolts in accordance with defined standards

  • Sealing, caulking and painting of radomes

  • Blower assembly maintenance and repair

  • Azimuth and elevation component mechanical inspection and repair

  • Antenna system lubrication

  • Anemometer inspection and repair

    Required Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of Satellite Engineering

  • Knowledge of RF Theory and concepts

  • Must understand and have experience with Level 1 & Level 2 Ground Station maintenance:

  • LNA’s

  • ACU’s

  • Tracking Receivers

  • ModuMAX SSPA’s

  • Up converters and Downconverters

  • Dehydrator System’s

  • Radomes and equipment shelters

  • Specifically must have experience with:

  • Antenna test patterns and G/T calculations

  • Radome Maintenance experience a plus:

  • Inflatable radomes,

  • anemometers, and blower systems

  • Geodesic radomes

  • Sandwich panel radomes

  • Must be willing to travel for 2 -3 months at a time to both CONUS and OCONUS locations.

    Desired Skills

  • Other experience required:

  • General Mechanical and machinery equipment maintenance

  • Experience with DOD and commercial SATCOM networks

  • Electrical experience:

  • Electrician certificate a plus

    Additional Requirements

  • OCONUS travel about 40% to include hazard areas as required based on customer needs

  • CONUS travel about 10% as required based on customer needs

  • 11 years of direct relevant experience

  • Weapons certification not required for hire but must be willing and capable of becoming certified

    Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree and eight (8) years of experience

  • Eight (8) years of experience can be considered in lieu of a degree for a total of sixteen (16) years of experience.

    Must have TS/SCI security clearance with Poly on day one of employment and must be eligible for crossover.


Due to a customer requirement, as a condition of employment for this position, the successful candidate will be required to obtain and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment or submit to regular COVID testing.184161

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.