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At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. From the Apollo missions to exploring Pluto, we have a long history of accomplishments. We are seeking an Associate Telemetry Engineer to join our Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace (ARCA) facility in Orlando, FL.
You will join a team that is responsible for the design, implementation, testing, and operation of telemetry systems used for the collection of launch vehicle data during ground testing and flight.
Work with complex telemetry systems consisting of encoders, transmitters, encrypters, decryptors, and decommutators.
Implement telemetry PCM encoder and decommutator databases.
Interpret wiring diagrams for troubleshooting and ability to understand data flow within a telemetry system.
Support data post-processing by updating and maintaining reduction tools developed by ARCA and written in C/C++.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in a related engineering discipline.
Experience working with telemetry collection systems.
Previous experience reading, understanding, and writing C/C++ source code.
The candidate must be capable of obtaining a FAA Class III (or higher) medical certificate, able to meet USAF Aerospace physiological standards, satisfactorily complete the associated training, and willing to participate in launch operations aboard USAF aircraft.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills to include report writing, requirements derivation, and documentation, as well as design review presentations.
This position may require occasional overtime as required to meet critical schedule milestones. Extended travel (~1 month) may be required during mission operations as well as extended periods of time spent at Coleman’s Cape Canaveral facility during vehicle testing and integration.
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.
Strongly desired that the candidate have experience in writing/maintaining object oriented C/C++ code in support of data reduction and post-processing.
Previous experience working on Range Commander’s Council (RCC) requirements.
Experience in operating and troubleshooting RF systems
Experience in RF transmit subsystems and associated components for proper setup of telemetry transmitters, antennas, coupling devices, cabling, and test equipment used to test those components.
Experience in telemetry RF path characteristics and the variables requiring careful considerations for mission planning.
Experience in receiving system characteristics for obtaining radiated telemetry data.
Working knowledge of antennas, feeds, filters, RF signal distribution, receivers and combiners.
Familiar with the use of oscilloscopes, test equipment, and probes including network analyzers for measuring magnitude and phase of input RF signals and spectrum analyzers for analyzing frequency spectrums.
Familiarization with Pulse-Code Modulation (PCM) and other similar technologies.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 14631
About Aerojet Rocketdyne
At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. A world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, our projects present tangible opportunities for you to make a significant impact and be recognized for your outstanding work.Founded in 1942, we have a long history of accomplishments. In addition to medical/dental/vision insurance, our benefits include a 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick leave, year-end shut down and more. Aerojet Rocketdyne has openings in various locations throughout the US.Aerojet Rocketdyne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans & Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.