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I&T Engineer, Kuiper Ground Systems

Job ID: 2552545 | Amazon Kuiper Manufacturing Enterprises LLC

DESCRIPTION

Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

Have you ever wanted to become involved in the global development and rollout of satellite earth stations for a high-performance satellite constellation? We are looking for a hands-on and experienced Satellite Communications ground integration and test engineer to join Project Kuiper's ground systems team. You will lead efforts to develop laboratory and field test systems, collaborate with subject matter experts to develop highly efficient integration and test processes, and become a subject matter expert on Kuiper Gateway and Tracking, Telemetry, and Control (TT&C) terminals. Kuiper ground gateway and TT&C terminals enable our low-latency, high-speed broadband satellite communication constellation allowing Amazon to serve un-served and under-served communities around the world.

Key job responsibilities
In this role you will:
- Become a key member of the Ground Systems development and implementation team.
- Support development, integration, and ongoing operations of ground systems antenna and terminal test systems, both laboratory and fielded.
- Document end-to-end Ground Systems integration and test plans to validate performance against ground system product requirements.
- Work closely with implementation teams to troubleshoot issues, perform data driven analysis of results, and make recommendations for improvements and corrective actions.
- Support the Ground Systems team and suppliers in execution of product qualification activities.
- Develop optimized field integration and operational readiness test programs that enable project Kuiper’s innovative Ground System.
- Support development of operational monitoring and control systems use such to develop operational performance validation solutions.
- Prepare reports documenting test results, test coverage and other KPI metrics, and communicate issues effectively with developers and managers.
- Communicate regularly on status, risk, and change control.


Export Control Requirement:
Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


A day in the life
As a Ground Systems Integration and Test Engineer, you will be responsible for integration, verification, and validation of our ground terminals including key supplier provided products. This includes testing, analyzing, and optimizing the ground terminals from baseband systems to antenna. You will work closely throughout Project Kuiper’s inter-disciplinary team, review operational issues, and perform troubleshooting, in order to ensure our system exceeds customer expectations.

About the team
The Ground Systems team is responsible for the architecture, design, build, and installation of Kuiper’s Ground and TT&C Gateways. Our Ground Gateways enable high data rate, low latency communications between Kuiper points of presence and our Low Earth Orbit Satellite constellation. The team works closely with Ground Infrastructure Services, Networks, Regulatory, Payload Test, and RF Systems teams to ensure Kuiper provides a seamless customer experience.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Redmond, WA, USA

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

- 4+ years of experience in integration and test and/or product verification and validation roles
- 2+ years of experience using RF and Network test equipment associated with SATCOM communications
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent experience-education

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Experience in development, integration, and commissioning of Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) or Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communication systems, especially with respect to Ka-band satellite ground station equipment such as parabolic full-motion antennas, RF equipment, modem, and site support equipment.
- Experience writing end to end and continuous integration and test plans
- Experience witnessing and approving formal acceptance tests
- Broad knowledge and experience in multiple disciplines related to ground station satellite tracking facilities to include design, integration, test, operation, maintenance, and configuration/data management
- Experience with communication system test equipment such as Vector Spectrum Analyzers, Vector Signal Generators, Power Supplies, and Oscilloscopes
- Experience with system test bed development and operations including maintaining configuration control discipline
- Experience with software languages such as Python and analytics software such as PowerBI, Tableau, or Grafana


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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $103,400/year in our lowest geographic market up to $201,200/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.