Satcom System Engineer

Department: Engineering
Location: 710 North Drive - Melbourne, FL 32934
Local Candidates Preferred

Avidyne, a leading avionics manufacturer for general aviation, is working to deliver internet connectivity to smaller private aircraft and UAVs. Using a combination of satellite and air-to-ground technologies, Avidyne will deliver medium and high bandwidth connectivity to aircraft worldwide. While there are several companies providing internet services to larger aircraft, our products feature small antennas, lightweight and low-cost transceivers, and affordable service plans which are tailored for the markets that Gogo, Inmarsat, Intelsat, ViaSat and others do not serve. Avidyne is located in Melbourne, Florida and is looking for an experienced Satcom System Engineer. This position reports to the Engineering Manager.

Summary:

Avidyne is developing and will manufacture certified airborne internet connectivity systems for both satellite and air-to-ground networks. Avidyne is currently developing an airborne wireless hotspot that will use the Globalstar Gen 2 network.

Responsibilities of the Satcom System Engineer will include:

  • Requirements development, validation, test automation, environmental testing, etc.
  • Participation in architecture development and design reviews
  • System level analysis and evaluation of various satellite communication technologies and constellations for fitness of use in aviation
  • Advocating for Avidyne and negotiating technical performance details with Satcom service providers
  • User terminal design and optimization for throughput, coverage, and user experience
  • User terminal network integration deployment

Qualifications:

  • BS in an engineering discipline and 5-10 years of experience
  • Experience with satellite user terminal development and deployment
  • Experience working with customer and satellite operators to develop terminal system requirements and system optimizations
  • Comfortable with developing satcom antenna requirements, link budgets, performance tradeoffs, etc.
  • A thorough understanding of modern satcom modulation schemes, communications standards, and associated tradeoffs
  • Experience with satcom modem development


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Avidyne provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, family care status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or with respect to any other protected class.