Communications Analyst (Partial Remote)

Scott Afb, IL
Work Type: Hybrid
  • Job Category: Information Technology
  • Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Clearance: TS
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Req ID: RIV03020

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Job Summary:

RiverTech is looking for a Communications Analyst to work at Scott AFB, IL. To join our team of outstanding professionals, apply today!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides satellite communications support to the Program Manager responsible for commercial satellite services.

  • Provides systems engineering and technical support for aircraft and group support communications and information programs.

  • Evaluates and recommends technical approaches, conducts requirements analysis, prepares draft specifications, analyzes software and hardware supportability/maintainability and defines operational and mission requirements.

  • Assists in drafting and reviewing Air Force SATCOM system and terminal requirements.

  • Independent problem solving with a variety of system engineering abilities, including knowledge and experience in requirements development, verification and testing.

  • Work effectively with customers and program stakeholders and have robust written and verbal communication skills.

  • Maintain strong programmatic and technical relationships with other military service SATCOM stakeholders.

  • Conduct and participate in IPTs and working groups that address the integration and certification of AF SATCOM terminals.

  • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and be able to quickly adapt to emerging requirements and changing priorities.

  • Advises on management and business element planning and implementation.

  • Conducts complex analyses to include project/program management, business analysis, financial analysis, logistics, systems functional analysis, quality management, organizational planning, scheduling, and other business, organizational, or program management disciplines.

  • Resolves important business questions through the use of advanced techniques and the extension or modification of standard practices.

  • Creates process change by integrating new processes with existing ones and communicating these changes to impacted business systems teams.

  • Recommends and facilitates quality improvement efforts.

  • Conducts research and prepares management, organizational and business analyses and forecasts.

  • Collects and analyzes performance data.

  • Conducts special studies and evaluations.

  • Researches, analyzes problems and determines element(s) requirements.

  • Assists in creating and reviewing acquisition documentation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum four (4) years of relevant DoD work experience.

  • Experience with wideband Satellite communication.

  • Bachelors Degree. In lieu of degree, High School Diploma/GED with an additional 4 years of relevant work experience.

  • Understanding of fundamentals of satellite communications and types of satellites (Geosynchronous Earth Orbit, Low Earth Orbit and Medium Earth Orbit).

  • Understanding of forward/return link information rates, tail blockage, satellite interference regulations, high throughput satellite frequency reuse schemes, keyhole effect and solar conjunctions.

  • Knowledge of radio frequency bands including L, Ku, K, Ka and Q and V bands.

  • Knowledge of SATCOM network equipment including antennas, antenna controllers, RF conversion, modems, end-to-end IP networks using VLANs, VRF, VPNs, and NSA HAIPE devices.

  • Knowledge/awareness of mobile and satellite communication radio access network protocols.

  • Knowledge of U.S. Space Force (USSF) Commercial Satellite Communications Office (CSCO) and Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) operations.

  • Ability to draft test plans; conduct testing, interpret, document and present results to engineering peers, leadership and the Government customer.

  • Understanding of fundamentals of networks and network equipment.

  • Ability to read, understand, speak, and write English fluently.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Active TOP SECRET security clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience at Air Mobility Command or equivalent organization.
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