Principal Engineer - Satellite Ground Station


Darwin, NT

Posted 11/8/2019

Boeing Defence Australia is shaping the future of aerospace and delivering some of the nation's most important programs for the Australian Defence Force.

Joining us is a chance to make your mark, working with a diverse team that is united in pushing the boundaries of imagination and excellence.

We currently employ more than 2,500 people across 14 sites in Australia and three international locations and have a range of opportunities available as we plan for future growth.

We are seeking an experience Satellite Ground Station Engineer to provide engineering direction to technical teams supporting ground station antennas and antenna systems across several site locations. The role can be based in Canberra or Geraldton or Darwin.

  • Bachelor degree in electrical/electronic engineering, or Telecommunications engineering or equivalent.

  • Experience in designing and operating ground based space communications systems including transmit and receiving systems, interference detection and management, space element tracking systems and geospatial analysis.

  • Experience in configuring and operating Sustainment functions for satellite earth station systems.

  • Knowledge of RF over optical fibre systems including design, implementation and fault finding.

  • [HRJ1] Knowledge of current RF modulation and detection techniques including AM, FM. PM and CDM along with packet transmission standards, .encryption methods and forward error correction methods.

  • Familiarisation with standard test equipment such as scalar and vector network analysers, spectrum analysers and noise measurement.

  • Familiarity with ACMA and ITU regulations and recommendations, and local environment regulations.

  • Applicants must be Australian Citizens to meet defence security requirements.

  • Eligibility

  • Psychological Assessment - To be eligible for employment the preferred applicant will be required to undergo a Psychological Assessment. Psychological assessments are conducted to determine suitability to work in a high security environment and/or to hold a Positive Vetting (PV) security clearance. You must obtain and maintain a PV security clearance to work in designated areas of Defence.

  • Security Clearance - The preferred applicant will be required to successfully undergo the security clearance vetting process at a Top Secret Positive Vetting level. The preferred applicant MUST be willing to disclose all relevant and required information and MUST have the ability to verify your background for whole of life i.e. birth to present time. The preferred applicant MUST have lived in Australia, or have a checkable background, for at least the preceding: the checkable period is ten years OR from 16 years of age, whichever is greater.

  • Important: You must be able to provide background information to the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA), to cover the relevant period of time in line with the required security clearance for this position. More information on the security clearance vetting process is available on the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) website

  • We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Female applicants, people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent and ex-defence personnel are encouraged to apply.

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