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Senior Regulatory Engineer, Project Kuiper, Arlington, Virginia

CategoryPublic Policy
Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States of America
Job summary
This position is in Arlington, VA, Redmond, WA or San Diego, CA.

Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

This is a unique opportunity to assist in the development of a global broadband communication system.

Key job responsibilities
The Senior Regulatory Engineer will develop detailed analysis products and strategies to enable Kuiper's use of radio frequency spectrum and satellite orbits. Functions include:
• Developing strategies, tools, and analyses to support regulatory activities such as satellite network coordination and earth station licensing.
• Preparing technical analyses for international and national license applications, and in support of regulatory advocacy.
• Proactively engaging with the Kuiper satellite and architecture design teams to optimize the satellite architecture with respect to spectrum considerations and overall company objectives.

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 life
As a Senior Regulatory Engineer, you will develop analyses and simulations of Kuiper system performance, primarily with respect to radio frequency interference. You will work with a global team of public policy and legal experts to develop regulatory and policy advocacy strategies. You will work closely with satellite and system design teams to conduct system design trade studies, and to ensure the Kuiper technology and regulatory roadmaps are aligned. You will work with the global licensing team to develop satellite and earth station license applications, and produce technical analyses in support of those applications. The ideal candidate is data-driven and has keen judgement when making decisions about cost/benefit, risk, and opportunity.

About the team
The Global Regulatory Affairs team is responsible for enabling and protecting Kuiper's use of radio frequency spectrum throughout the world. The Regulatory Analysis Team uses a data driven approach to develop strategies for regulatory and policy advocacy, and to guide the Kuiper system's use of RF spectrum. The Regulatory Analysis Team analyzes Kuiper system performance, including how it is affected by RF interference, and works in close collaboration with Kuiper design teams to optimize the satellite architecture and meet its regulatory obligations.

Basic Qualifications:
• Graduate degree in a STEM field, or equivalent experience.
• 5+ years of experience in satellite communications, telecommunications, and/or radio frequency management

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience performing data or system analysis using Python and/or Matlab.
• Experience analyzing satellite communications systems in non-geostationary orbit.
• Experience developing link budgets, analyzing the potential for harmful interference, and optimizing RF system performance.
• Experience in the application of the international Radio Regulations and/or U.S. satellite regulations.
• Experience with Amazon Web Services products and services

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