Barrios Technology Spectrum Communication Systems Engineer (ESS) in Houston, Texas

Barrios Technology Ltd. is a woman-owned and operated small business headquartered in Houston, Texas. We provide a full spectrum of engineering, operations and related technology services in support of the aerospace community and have successfully supported NASA for over 36 years. Barrios Technology presently works as the prime contractor for the Mission and Program Integration (MAPI) contract along with four subcontractor companies to provide support to International Space Station activities at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX).

In addition Barrios Technology provides subcontractor support to:

  • Boeing on the Boeing Engineering and Technical Services (BETS) contract at both NASA’s Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX) and Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)

  • Jacobs Technology on the JSC Engineering and Technical Services (JETS) contract at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX)

  • COLSA Corporation on the Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) contract at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)

  • Rothe Development, Inc. on the Joint Operations, Integrated Systems Technology (JOIST) Contract (Baseline B) and multiple-award, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract segment.

  • Booz Allen Hamilton on the Joint Operations, Integrated Systems Technology (JOIST) multiple-award, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract segment.

  • Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) contract.

  • Leidos Innovations on the Cargo Mission Contract (CMC)3 at at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX).

Our long-term client relationship with Jacobs has led to a need for a Spectrum Communication Systems Engineer (Engineer Senior Specialist or ESS) on the JSC Engineering, Technology, and Science (JETS) contract at Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX).

JETS provides products and technical services related to human operations in space through development and integration of a broad spectrum of engineering requirements. This includes human spacecraft flight and flight development products, human exploration mission planning for NASA, institution support services, and new technology development.

The Spectrum Communication Systems Engineer (ESS) will:

  • Determine the performance of Radio Frequency (RF) communication links and create link budgets using analytical methods or by applying analysis and simulation tools.

  • Perform Radio Frequency interference and compatibility analysis for Space based communication systems.

  • Perform spectrum management & coordination tasks for RF systems and interface with other NASA centers and federal agencies to resolve spectrum issues.

  • Perform data reductions, analyze, and document results for presentation to customers.

  • High knowledge of digital communications, RF system analysis, FEC coding, and communications engineering.

  • In depth understanding of communication systems such as phase modulation, spread spectrum, signal detection, signal and interference analysis, baseband filtering, data formatting etc.

  • Knowledge of spectrum regulations, regulatory approval process, radio frequency compatibility/interference assessment.

  • Familiar with antennas, antenna polarization, power spectral density & spectral roll-off, Power flux density, Noise density and CCSDS standards.

  • Familiar with analysis software such as Matlab and Simulink.

  • Ability to obtain a Secret Security Clearance required.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of fifteen (15) years of direct engineering experience, or a MS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and thirteen (13) years of direct engineering experience, or Ph.D. in engineering or similar from an accredited engineering school and nine (9) years of direct engineering experience.

  • Possess knowledge of digital communications, RF system analysis, FEC coding, and communications engineering.

  • Possess an in depth understanding of communication systems such as phase modulation, spread spectrum, signal detection, signal and interference analysis, baseband filtering, and data formatting.

Essential Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Applicant selected may be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

  • Work may involve sitting for extended periods.

  • May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lb.

  • Must have sufficient mobility to enter areas of test facilities where necessary.

  • Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, etc.)

  • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical.

  • Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.

  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

  • This position may require some commuting and traveling to other installations as needed.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity; for immediate consideration, apply now!

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.

    Barrios Technology is an Equal Employment Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job ID: 2018-1264

External Company URL: http://www.barrios.com/