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Senior Antenna Test Engineer

Hughes Network Systems, LLC

This is a Contract position in Gaithersburg, MD posted March 18, 2021.

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit Follow @EchoStar on Twitter. Hughes Network Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Antenna Test Engineer. This position will be located our office in Gaithersburg, MD.  This is an exciting position where the candidate will be involved in design and testing of state-of-the-art RF and antenna technology for next generation LEO/MEO/GEO satellite communication systems.Responsibilities:Oversee the requirements of the antenna chamber for testing state-of-the art phased arrays, polarizers and radomesAnalyze system requirements and derive antenna and RF sub-system requirementsDevelop test plans and generate detailed test procedures for RF and phased array antenna subsystems.Work closely with antenna design engineers, RF engineers and mechanical engineers to arrive at test fixtures used for testing the antennasConduct near field and far field measurements, collect results, analyze and present to internal teams and customers, when neededInterface with factory teams to provide antenna test fixture related inputsInterface with vendors and suppliers on the selection of test equipment for the antenna labBasic Requirements:MSEE in electrical engineering with emphasis on antenna and RF/microwave engineering5+ years expertise in hands-on antenna testing with near-field, far-field and compact ranges.Detail oriented, self-motivated and focused individual to solve practical problems in the lab without needing specific directionsSolid understanding of advanced electromagnetics, antennas, polarizers and radomes Preferred Qualifications:Ph.D in electrical engineering with emphasis on antenna and RF/microwave engineering5+ years of experience with microwave circuit design in industry.Strong familiarity with test equipment like vector network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, noise figure meters, power meters, vector signal analyzers.Strong familiarity with simulation tools such as HFSS, ADS and MATLABAble to make antenna pattern measurements including active element patterns, gain, G/T, beam-width, sidelobe levels, co and cross polarization levels, Axial Ratio, Return loss, Insertion Loss, coupling factors.Familiarity with a wide variety of RF printed circuit technologies including stripline, microstrip, CoPlanar Waveguide.Familiarity with high density PC Board interconnect methods including micro-via, blind and buried via, in RF and microwave environments.   Familiarity with cavity resonance issues of enclosed antenna structuresKnowledgeable about electronic beam forming, beam steering and array synthesis Will be eligible for discretionary bonus, with funding based on company performance. EchoStar is committed to offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our programs are designed to provide you with the ability to customize your benefits to best meet the needs of you and your family. Our philosophy for these programs is to support and encourage healthy living and wellness. Our benefits package covers it all–from healthcare savings plans to education assistance and more!Financial:  401(k) retirement savings plan with company match; employee stock purchase plan; profit-sharing; company-paid life insurance, AD&D and disabilityWork-Life Balance:  Paid Time Off (PTO), company-paid holidays, health and wellness events, exercise and sports facilities (locations may vary)Employee Incentives:  Tuition reimbursement, employee referral program, year round employee events and community programs, discounts on Dish Network and HughesNetHealth:  Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Health Savings Account (HSA) with opportunities to earn employer contributions; Health Care, Dependent Care and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.  U.S. Persons or those able to obtain and maintain U.S. government security clearances may be required for certain positions. EEO is the law.

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