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Technical Director

Mar 11 2020

The ideal Technical Director would be someone with 10 to 15 years of experience split between a hub equipment manufacturer and a satellite network operator. The candidate should have an in-depth of knowledge, in this order of importance of: (1) hub systems; (2) ground RF system; (3) satellite payloads. Someone who has a keen eye for the enabling technology to satisfy customer expectations. Preference would be given to operations experience over manufacturing experience. Invariably, candidates may know one hub system (e.g. HNS, iDirect, Gilat). Those who know Newtec Dialog system would be a plus.

REQUIREMENTS

Hub Technology

  • Transmission systems
  • Forward link DVBS2X
  • Return link (MF-TDMA, SCPC)
  • Baseband systems
  • Modulator/demodulator design and specifications
  • L-band transmission and switching networks
  • Network Management Systems
  • Candidate should be able to describe in fair detail the system(s) used at current employment
  • VSAT and modem technology
  • Operations Support Systems/ Business Support Systems
  • API based applications
  • NOC interfaces
  • Monitoring and ticketing systems
  • Industrialization
  • Electrical power, rack real estate and thermal control
  • IP transit/peering
  • Interface with the IT principal

RF Technology

  • Antenna equipment including controllers and mono-pulse tracking systems
  • Frequency conversion equipment (up and down converters, ancillary equipment)
  • LNA/LNB technology
  • HPAs
  • Carrier monitoring systems (CMS)
  • RF site diversity and transmission equipment (Spectralnet)

Customer Engineering

  • Provide technical direction and support to customer engineering principal

HTS Satellite Spot Beam Payloads

  • Basic knowledge of HTS spot beam architectures
  • Interface with JSAT operations centers (NOC and SOC)
  • Satellite telemetry systems

Project Management

  • Troubleshooting NMS, baseband and RF systems
  • Technical specifications, compliance and verification matrixes, design documentation, technical notes, configuration documents, test plans and test procedures
  • Interface with equipment and service suppliers including ‘smart hands’
  • Maintenance and obsolescence reviews
  • Training technicians and NOC personnel

 

Please send us your resume to jobs@kacific.com with the title of position in the subject header. And please pass along the opportunity if it sounds like a good fit for someone you know!