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    Job Description
    TitleGround Station Engineer
    Job posted on30/11/2017 (modified on 12/12/2017)
    LocationTokyo
    CountryJapan
    EducationMaster
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    This position will be responsible for the interface definition and procurement of the ground station network service required to support ispace’s lunar missions. ispace is a leading micro-robotics Japanese company with a subsidiary in the United States and another in Europe. ispace’s Hakuto rover won the Google XPRIZE mobility milestone award and is a leading contender for the $20M Grand Prize. ispace’s lunar lander is its next step towards prospecting for, mining and utilizing lunar resources to expand human presence in space.

    The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge base in Ground Station requirements, design, operations and maintenance. The candidate is also required to have a good understanding of Ground Station’s Monitoring and Control, satellite operations and experience in managing a service level agreement with Ground Station providers.

     

    Key Responsibilities

    Support the requirement definition for the ispace Ground Station Network

    Establish service level agreements with external providers

    Computation and maintenance of link budgets

    Review and analysis of ground station operational configuration and procedures, ensuring compliance with mission requirements

    Support the definition of the ground station network validation plan, including RF compatibility verification tests, tracking campaigns and station performance tests

    Follow-up on the Ground Station provider’s activities (in particular the follow-up on the on-site activities)

    Participation in the Ground Stations provider’ reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR, ORR)

    Define the interfaces with the ground stations, establishing the corresponding ICDs

    Support verification and Validation activities of the interfaces with the Ground Stations

    Support the development of a Ground Station Monitoring and Control tool

    Support the Ground Station Network Integration with the rest of the ispace Ground Segment (e.g. Mission Control System, Flight Dynamics, Ground Station Monitoring and Control system)

    Service performance monitoring supporting anomaly tracking and investigation

    Support Ground Station operational procedure production

    Support the ispace operational phase, coordinating the ground station operations execution, planning and scheduling

     

    Basic Qualifications

    Master's degree in Telecommunication Engineering or equivalent

    Five or more years’ experience in Ground Station procurement, Operations and/or maintenance.  

    Experience in requirement engineering and design review

    Knowledge of Ground Station components, including Baseband and RF

    Experience in space to ground link budget calculation

    Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

    Familiarity with the modulation and coding schemes used in space communications

     

    Preferred Experience

    Knowledge of space communication standards, in particular CCSDS, and Space Link Extension (SLE)

    Experience with supporting Ground Station operations activities including LEOP, Commissioning, Routine for interplanetary missions

    Web Pagehttp://ispace-inc.com/careers/
    Contact information
    Companyispace, inc.
    AddressIikurakatamachi Annex 6F, 3-1-6 Azabudai
    Minato-ku
    Tokyo
    Japan
    106-0041
    Emailinfo@ispace-inc.com
    Web Pagehttp://www.ispace-inc.com


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