Satellite Bus RF Communications Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States

Satellite Bus RF Communications Engineer

Location VA - Chantilly

Req # 5606

Minimum Clearance Required CI Poly

Thank you for your interest in joining the KBR team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.

KBR is looking for a Satellite Bus RF Communication Engineer in Chantilly, VA. This position serves within a Major Systems Program Office within the NRO Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Directorate. Provides satellite communications systems technical engineering and programmatic support to the Bus Division for all lifecycle phases of a major US Government satellite systems program office. The individual will support the government customer in the development of requirements, assessment of design and development activities, the monitoring and assessment of integration and test activities, requirements verification along with coordinating technical interfaces and future mission operations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and collaborate with program office subject matter experts, contractor developers, technology development offices, program managers and contracting officers
  • Address all technical and programmatic aspects at the system, sub-system and unit levels
  • Support preparation for and participate in prime and sub-contractor technical and management meetings
  • Assist in developing Request for Proposal (RFP) documentation (including Statement of Work (SOW) and technical specifications) and evaluating proposals for lifecycle phases, magnitudes, and levels of complexity
  • Support technical assessment of requirements development, flow-down and traceability, design, manufacturing and test readiness, qualification and acceptance test procedure and data analysis sufficiency, and validation and verification plans
  • Provide overall programmatic support using Earned Value Management data and overall assessment of schedule and production performance management
  • Engage in the oversight of anomaly adjudication and resolution to support program decisions, including design, manufacturing, PMP, MA, test, and analysis activities
  • Coordinate resolution of common technical and programmatic issues as necessary with other acquisition offices
  • Support bus risk and opportunity identification and assessment
  • Assess technology readiness level to support program evolution
  • Provide technical support for on-orbit operations and anomaly investigation
  • Coordinate with other acquisition and operational offices as needed to coordinate end-to-end interfaces and operations of communication services and subsystems
  • Travel within the US approximately 1-2 times per month for up to five days per trip

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in a technical field (engineering, mathematics, physics), preferably BSEE
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with satellite bus electronics subsystems or SIGINT payloads

Desired Qualification:

  • MS in technical field (engineering, mathematics, physics), preferably MSEE with communications emphasis
  • 10+ years experience with satellite bus communications subsystems
  • Experience with early life-cycle satellite engineering activities/milestones
  • Experience working in satellite systems program office or satellite development facility

Security Clearance Requirements: Active TS/SCI CI Poly

KBR is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.