Satellite Capacity Network Engineer

REQ: REQ-116252 Engineering

  • Lake Forest, CA, United States
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JOB SUMMARY

Maintain technical operations of Panasonic’s eXConnect satellite network.  This includes designing satellite network updates through running short term capacity model, monitor system performance and diagnosing and fixing network problems. Work with operations engineer, designers, and support personnel as assigned.  Provides technical direction to members of assigned work teams.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
                                                                                               
Design operational system updates and planning
• 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 through short-term and long-term capacity models update and execution. 
• Support various engineering groups in proposal, designing and testing of new products and services in the lab and field as needed.Technical focal to resolve operational issues.

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 Tier 5(high level) technical support to the Operations Center
Review and monitor capacity requirements and modelling

Review and monitor capacity requirements and modelling
• Update and refine capacity planning tool algorithms using machine learning, MATLAB scripts to achieve optimization in capacity planning. Work with the operations center and satellite capacity team to investigate network problems. 

Coordinate PAC interaction with GCS partners
• Coordination of tasks, network and process change introductions with internal PAC departments and indentify systemic issues with 3rd party vendors (Satellite and Teleport)

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 Connectivity network
• Automate processes where practical
• Maintain detailed documentation of network configuration and decisions.

REQUIRED / PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS
 
 Highly proficient with satellite system design including.
• iDirect, Newtec modems or equivalent modems including both system operations and air interface
• Satellite Link budgets, RF analysis, and coverage areas.• Solving optimization problems using machine learning and MATLAB scripts.• Capacity/Traffic modelling
• Proficient with the following 
• DVB-S2 and S2X
• Automatic Beam Switching
• Wireless technologies (GSM, 4G, 5G, 802.11, …)
• Antenna theory and design
• Possess strong team working 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.
• Assume ownership and responsibility for the product design.
• Ability to provide technical direction to assigned project teams and perform as a technical expert and a source of information. 
• Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project
• Demonstrated experience providing identifiable contributions
• 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. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

• BS EE or 4 year technical degree is required (i.e. Signals & Systems, Electrical Engineering,  Network Engineering, Physics, Mathematics) or 4 years related equivalent specialized satellite network experience. MS EE / PhD preferred. 
• 5 years experience with satellite systems and RF engineering ( combination of education and experience).

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
• Ability for 10-20% travel domestic and internationally as required. 

REQ: REQ-116252 Engineering

  • Lake Forest, CA, United States
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