Communications Engineer

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Posted
Ref: RP749-361

Job description / Role

Job Description
The NSSTC is looking to hire a communications engineer to support the development of NSSTC Space mission projects and R&D activities.
- The communications engineer is expected to be involved in the development of NSSTC's satellites communications systems, from both theoretical and practical aspects, including back-end digital / analogue processing and front-end RF processing and antenna systems (in the MHzs to 10s of GHz frequency band), defining requirements for transmission and receiving communication systems and frequencies, preferably for Satellites.
- Support the definition of the Ground Station requirements definition and ground station architecture and implementation. The NSSTC is looking to hire a communications engineer to support the development of NSSTC Space mission projects and R&D activities.
- The communications engineer is expected to be involved in the development of NSSTC's satellites communications systems, from both theoretical and practical aspects, including back-end digital / analogue processing and front-end RF processing and antenna systems (in the MHzs to 10s of GHz frequency band), defining requirements for transmission and receiving communication systems and frequencies, preferably for Satellites.
- Support the definition of the Ground Station requirements definition and ground station architecture and implementation.
- The role requires the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that will be engaged in the design and development of CubeSats and Small Spacecraft. As an engineer you will be asked to perform a variety of tasks related to the development of projects within the NSSTC including (but not limited to) generating the communications system and sub-system hardware requirements and providing performance parameters to the sub-systems and components to be procured and specify them, collecting related requirements from the various systems and sub-systems that define the function of the communication system, identify and tradeoffs various communication system architectures and implementation, support the team during the various stages of project developments including integration and environmental testing.
- Provide support during mission operations, including initial in-orbit functional validation and functional performance.
- Ability to analyses problems and faults remotely when the Spacecraft is in orbit. Be able to support the Mission operations team in the generation solution approaches and related commands to be implemented and transmitted to the spacecraft when necessary.
- The ability to work with students at UAE University as a mentor is required. Travel may be required - both domestic and international.
- The position is located at the NSSTC facility in Al Ain.
- Compensation based on experience level.

Requirements

Minimum Qualification
- BS or higher degree in Communication, Electronic and/or electrical engineering, from an accredited institution

Preferred Qualification
- BS or higher degree in Communication, Electronic and/or electrical engineering, from an accredited institution

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
- Communication systems|- Back End and front End
- Communication RF circuit design and development.
- RF testing and characterization.
- Communication data exchange protocols (e.g. CCSDS).
- Modulation /Demodulation techniques.
- Frequency conversion techniques
- Modeling and simulation, including RF circuit and antenna, RF transmission, simulation tools, High Level Modeling Languages and tools such as MATLAB, …etc
- Serial data links; Space-wire, RS232/RS422, Ethernet, I2C etc
- Signal conditioning and data capture and generation including Digital and Analogue data collection, Digital and Analogue controls
- Communication systems and RF circuit schematic capture circuit functional and pre-layout simulation as well as PCB layout and routing, post layout timing simulation
- Experience creating discipline-specific documents for fabrication and assembly
- Programing skills, relating to embedded real time systems (C&C++ is preferable, but other programing skills may also be considered)
- Experience with Microsoft Products (Word, Excel)

About the Company

Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.

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