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Space Networking Engineer

Company: Scientific Systems Company, Inc.
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

SSCI is looking to fill a Space Networking Engineer position for software projects relating to autonomous space systems. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) is a leading developer of advanced technologies for navigation, mission planning and autonomy systems for the Aerospace and Defense industries. Founded in 1990 and based in Woburn, MA, Scientific Systems Company Inc. (SSCI) invents disruptive technologies, develops revolutionary solutions, and builds trusted products for our customers' most challenging missions. SSCI focuses on the creation of AI/ML enabled capabilities to command, control, communicate with, and manage composable collections of intelligent agents, smart sensors, and autonomous platforms across all domains.*Eligibility for DoD Security Clearance is required for this position.*Duties

  • Help us build the next generation of satellite mesh networking, and multi-domain air-space-sea networks for constellation-scale operations
  • Lead networking software development, implementation, testing and support for flight programs - actual networking, on actual autonomous spacecraft
  • Work as part of a team to design, implement, and test networking solutions algorithms for satellites in constellation/cluster/RPO/single-vehicle missions Required Skills/Experience
    • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering/Communications/Computer Science or similar field (M.S. Preferred)
    • 6+ years' experience in R&D of Space networks and software
    • Proficiency with IDE-based object-oriented programming in C/C++ in Linux environment
    • Knowledge of satellite access technologies and earth station components
    • Experience with antennas, modems, Software Defined Radios (SDR) and associated networking equipment used in satellite and wireless communications
    • Strong knowledge in networking fundamentals of routing, switching, firewalling, and encryption
    • Expert knowledge of the full OSI/ISO model stack
    • Familiarity and experience with networking tools and technologies such as YANG, Netconf, NEBULA, CCSDS, CFTP
    • Experience with ad-hoc mesh networks (MANET) algorithms, implementations, and simulators
    • Knowledge of RF and Optical networking features, considerations, and state of the art Desired Skills/Experience
      • Experience with Spacecraft Command and Data Handling (CDH) systems
      • Experience with Linux operating system, including users, filesystems, and networking
      • Experience with developing and testing embedded software for SmallSats / CubeSats
      • Proficiency with Linux ARM and CMake, and embedded system software development

Keywords: Scientific Systems Company, Inc., Washington DC , Space Networking Engineer, Engineering , Washington, DC

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