Antenna Design Engineer (Temporary)

US - GA - Atlanta Ref #8223 10-Feb-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Viasat’s Antenna Systems business segment designs and manufactures antenna systems that lead several satellite communication markets. Worldwide installations include over 100 gateway systems for the most advanced satellite communication networks in the world. These gateways tie broadband satellite networks into high-speed fiber that forms the internet backbone. Other installations include thousands of limited motion antenna systems and over 550 full-motion antennas. In addition, Viasat is the leader in remote sensing antenna systems that process the imaging data for applications like Google Maps. The company’s total of more than 100 of these systems is more than all other providers of these systems worldwide.

Job Responsibilities

Come join us as we build complete antenna systems "from RF to bits"

  • Mechanical structures that form the antenna
  • Motors and controllers that position the reflectors
  • Radio frequency transmit/receive electronics, high-speed modems, and software systems that deliver a stream of bits to the end customer
  • Low-profile, high-frequency radomes for the airborne terminals

At our Atlanta, GA (Duluth) office we have indoor and outdoor test facilities to include dynamic over the air motion testing, planar near field ranges, a multi-system, multi-pad 1 mile boresite pattern range, and in a nearby county  a 1500-foot calibrated gain and pattern range.

In this role you will work in the development of advanced ground and space antenna systems to advance the art of satellite and terrestrial communications. You will produce concepts and perform design, analysis, modeling, and testing of various types of antenna components and antenna systems. You will also have significant involvement with antenna components, waveguide arrays, waveguide structures, reflector antennas and feeds. You will take designs from the conceptual drawing board into the implementation of building and testing the finished product. If you have the flexibility to perform in a dynamic work environment and have a strong personal ownership of your work you will do well in this role.

Requirements

  • 10+ years of experience in Antenna design experience in the satellite communications field (reflectors and arrays desired).
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or similar engineering field
  • Proficient with analytical & programming tools (e.g., HFSS, TICRA, Mathcad, Matlab, etc.).
  • Interpersonal communication skills (both oral and written) and the ability to work in a team environment and work across divisional boundaries.
  • Ability to work independently and with coordinated group design activities.
  • Satellite communications systems experience.
  • US Citizenship Required

Preferred

  • Hands-on design experience through laboratory testing and system measurement
  • Experience supporting business development with design schedules, and cost estimates
  • Up to 10% travel, Globally

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS

Years of experience:

8-15 years

Travel:

None

Citizenship:

US Citizenship Required

Clearance:

None

Worker Classification:

Casual

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