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Amazon Corporate LLC Sr. I & T Engineer, Kuiper Ground Systems in Redmond, Washington

Job summaryHave 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 responsibilitiesIn this role you will:* Become a key member of the Ground Systems development and implementation team.* Lead development, integration, and ongoing operations of ground systems antenna and terminal test systems, both laboratory and fielded.* 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.* Engage with suppliers to evaluate their test and validation results versus expected product performance and provide proactive feedback on potential improvements.* Develop optimized field integration and operational readiness test programs that enable project Kuiper's innovative Ground System.* Communicate regularly on status, risk, and change control.* Help teams reduce exposure to classic failure modes.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 lifeAs a Sr. Test Bed Integration and Test Engineer, you will provide leadership supporting execution of Kuiper's ground integration and test activities. You will become a subject matter expert on the Kuiper ground system design and will be called upon frequently as such to support critical troubleshooting activities. You will help develop and will work extensively with the Gateway and TT&C terminal test systems to validate supplier product updates and troubleshoot system issues.About the teamThe 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.* 6+ years of experience in integration and test and/or product verification and validation roles* 3+ years of experience using RF and Network test equipment associated with SATCOM communications* Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent experience-education* Excellent technical, problem-solving and communication skills* 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 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* Experienc

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