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RF and Communications Engineer



Marketing & Communications
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2023

About Us

Skydweller Aero Inc. is a transatlantic cutting-edge aerospace company developing solar powered aircraft solutions capable of achieving perpetual flight with heavy, and powerful payload capacity. Utilizing technology based upon the longest continuous renewably powered flight program in history, this fast-growing startup is developing a new class of unmanned aircraft, providing the persistence of geosynchronous satellites with the powerful sensing capabilities and the flexibility of a large, airborne platform. Skydweller Aero Inc. has World and US headquarters in Oklahoma City and European offices headquartered in Spain.

Job Description

  • Work with the comms lead to design the communication architecture for the Skydweller Unmanned Air System (UAS)
  • Lead the RF subsystem equipment selection to implement the selected architecture.
  • Perform link budget calculations for LOS and BLOS datalinks.
  • Work with network and software engineers to integrate the RF subsystem equipment into the UAS.
  • Test the RF subsystem in the lab and in the field.
  • Guide/Oversee the equipment installation in both, the aircraft and ground control station.
  • Life cycle management of the requirements applicable to the RF subsystem.
  • Oversee RF analysis including electromagnetic simulations.
  • Manage equipment suppliers and subcontractors.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Telecommunications / Electrical / Electronic Engineering or related discipline.
  • Strong knowledge of integration and testing of RF datalinks and radios.
  • Experience with RF instrumentation.
  • Working knowledge of antennas.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Demonstrated history across all aspects of the systems engineering process: requirements development, design, development, integration, test, verification, and validation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with UAS.
  • Working knowledge of equipment installation on aircrafts.
  • Experience with satellite communications equipment.
  • Knowledge of digital communications including MIMO.
  • Some experience in electromagnetic simulation for antennas/systems.
  • Understanding of network architectures and main protocols.

Preferred Tools / Process Experience

  • Polarion
  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • Ansys SCADE Architect

Search Keywords

  • Datalinks
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV)
  • Unmanned Air System (UAS)

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Company Benefits

  1. Health insurance: We offer health insurance to all FTEs, which can include medical, dental, and vision coverage.
  2. Paid time off: This includes vacation time, sick leave, and personal days.
  3. Flexible schedules: we offer flexible schedules
  4. Professional development opportunities: we may offer training, educational opportunities, or tuition reimbursement programs to help employees develop their skills and advance their careers.
  5. Wellness programs: we offer wellness programs that promote healthy living and can include things like gym memberships, nutrition counseling, or stress-management classes.
  6. Stock options: all FTEs after one year of seniority may have the opportunity to receive options as part of their compensation package.
  7. Bonuses: we offer bonuses or other forms of performance-based compensation to reward employees for their hard work and achievements.