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Satellite Network Engineer

REQ: REQ-145277 Engineering

Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Irvine, CA, United States
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Who We Are:

Ever wonder who brings the entertainment to your flights? Panasonic Avionics Corporation is #1 in the industry for delivering inflight products such as movies, games, WiFi, and now Bluetooth headphone connectivity!  

How exciting would it be to be a part of the innovation that goes into creating technology that delights millions of people in an industry that’s here to stay! With our company’s history spanning over 40 years, you will have stability, career growth opportunities, and will work with the brightest minds in the industry. And we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that will help our organization thrive! We seek diversity in many areas such as background, culture, gender, ways of thinking, skills and more. 

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The Position:

Maintain correct technical operations of Panasonic's eXConnect satellite network. This includes designing satellite network updates, monitor system performance and diagnosing and fixing network problems.


Design operational system updates

  • Create, analyze, and design operational updates to the Ku satellite network such as map files, option files, and regulatory files that ensure continued operation at the highest efficiency
  • Trade study analysis on capacity addition, satellite system design, and the most efficient use of capacity by performing link budget and RF analysis of the options.
  • Support various engineering groups in designing and testing of new products and services in the lab and field as needed.

Technical focal to resolve operational issues

  • Own and resolve complex technical issues with the operations of satellite network. Responsible to drive issues to closure.
  • Project manage technical issue resolutions that require cross functional team work
  • Provide Level 3(high level) technical support to the Operations Center

Review and monitor operational performance

  • Generate and design periodic performance metrics that ensure the proper operation of the eXConnect network.
  • Work with the operations center to investigate network problems.

Coordinate PAC interaction with GCS partners

  • Coordination of equipment, network and process change introductions with internal PAC departments and indentify systemic issues with 3rd party vendors

Deploy and configuration control of system updates

  • Generate and review the technical requirements and plan for deploying updates to the system
  • Maintain configuration control of software and hardware interoperability requirements

Process Improvement

  • Work to continuously improve the efficiency of GCS
  • Automate processes where practical
  • Maintain detailed documentation of network configuration and decisions.

The salary range of $112,000 – $188,000 is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. The final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Engineering, Physics, Mathematics) or 4 years related equivalent specialized satellite network experience required. MSEE preferred.
  • 4-7 years’ experience with satellite systems and RF engineering.
  • Experience with satellite system design including:
    • iDirect modems or equivalent modems including both system operations and air interface.
    • Satellite Link budgets, RF analysis, and coverage areas.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the following
    • DVB-S2
    • Automatic Beam Switching
    • Wireless technologies (GSM, 3G, 802.11, …)
    • Antenna theory and design
  • Possess strong team building skills that allow you to lead people from other groups for which you do not have authority.
  • Independent problem solving skills, must be well-balanced with understanding of system/business vs. customer goals to ensure the best technical and business solution is reached.
  • Works on diverse issues with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite (i.e. Excel, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Possess excellent communication and presentation skills combined with the ability to effectively interact with customers and a diverse range of internal organizations.
  • Ability for 10-20% travel domestic and internationally as required.

Our Principles:

Contribution to Society | Fairness & Honesty | Cooperation & Team Spirit | Untiring Effort for Improvement | Courtesy & Humility | Adaptability | Gratitude


What We Offer:

At Panasonic Avionics Corporation we realize the most important aspects in leading our industry are the bright minds behind everything we do. We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive, comprehensive and flexible benefits program.


  • Paid time off: Exempt Salaried employees receive flexible paid time off. This means that there is no fixed number, range, or limit to the amount of Personal and Vacation Days that may be taken for exempt employees. Non-exempt hourly employees accrue 14 vacation days per year + 7 sick days + 3 personal days. Accrual rate increases with tenure. All employees receive 11 company paid holidays per year. We also close our offices at the corporate level in the U.S. between Christmas and New Year. For operational positions that are expected to work on holidays, we provide additional compensation for hours worked.
  • Health Insurance: Medical insurance offerings from Aetna and Kaiser (CA &HI). Options for Employee Only, Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner, Employee + Children, or Family. Dental PPO and DMO options & Vision insurance through EyeMed or VSP.
  • 401K with 50% match on up to 8% contribution, full vested from day 1.
  • Washington residents only are eligible for: Washington’s Family and Medical Leave program and Washington’s Paid Sick Leave program.
  • Other offerings include: Wellness Program, Counseling services, FSA & HSA, Life Insurance for employee, spouse and child, AD&D Insurance, Long-term and Short-term disability, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Dependent Care FLSA, Education Assistance, Commuter Program, Employee Purchase Program, Service Award Program.


All applicants are subject to Company policies, third party customer and worksite requirements, and government requirements, regarding vaccination and/or testing for COVID-19.  Where permitted by applicable law, applicants may be required to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, unless they are eligible for and obtain an exemption based on a reasonable accommodation because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. While the Company strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccinations, it may require vaccination and/or testing for positions in which third party customer, worksite, or government requirements apply, in accordance with applicable law. At those locations where requirements apply, exemptions will be considered based on applicable law.

Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Avionics Corporate.





REQ: REQ-145277 Engineering

  • Irvine, CA, United States
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