Satellite Network Coordination Engineer - Project Kuiper
Company: Amazon.com, Inc.
Posted on: June 13, 2021
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.
The Global Regulatory Affairs team is responsible for enabling
and protecting Kuiper's use of radio frequency spectrum at home and
abroad, defining and leading the Project Kuiper regulatory agenda.
The Regulatory Affairs team operates worldwide, engaging with the
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and regional
organizations, coordinating the use of spectrum with other
operators, obtaining licenses for Kuiper services, and promoting
safety in space. The Global Regulatory Affairs team is also
responsible for domestic licensing and collaborates with
associations, government agencies, and other satellite operators in
order to advocate for rules and regulations in the best interest of
our customers. This team works in close collaboration with the
Kuiper technical design teams to optimize for spectrum sharing and
customer experience as well as with Amazon's public policy and
legal teams to enhance the overall regulatory strategy.
The Satellite Network Coordination Engineer will articulate and
execute the strategy for enabling and protecting Kuiper's use of
radio frequency spectrum and satellite orbits through the ITU
filing, coordination, and notification processes. The ideal
candidate has deep knowledge of the applicable Radio Regulations,
Rules of Procedure, and ITU-R Recommendation. The Satellite Network
Coordination Engineer will also conduct the necessary satellite
registration activities with the United Nations Committee on the
Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and advance space safety policy
internationally. Functions include providing strategic direction
and staff oversight in the following areas:
- Preparing and managing ITU satellite network filings in
conformity with the Radio Regulations and applicable
- Executing the coordination strategy and reviewing satellite
network filings and preserving coordination rights by commenting on
filings within the regulatory deadlines.
- Working with the technical and systems/RF engineering teams to
analyze the potential for harmful interference between Kuiper and
other satellite networks (both geostationary and
non-geostationary), developing the coordination strategy and
mitigation techniques, and negotiating favorable coordination
- Assist with the global licensing strategy by advancing
coordination requirements for Kuiper's system.
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to identify
tradeoffs, risks, and opportunities; remove bottlenecks; and
establish mechanisms to speed progress.
This position is in Arlington, VA. Significant travel, both
domestic and international, will be required.
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.
- Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, related discipline
(communications), or equivalent experience
- 5+ years of experience preparing, managing, and coordinating
ITU satellite network filings with other satellite operators
internationally in conformity with the Radio Regulations
- Experience analyzing the potential for harmful interference
between satellite systems and knowledge of orbital mechanics and
non-geostationary satellite systems
- Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, related discipline
(communications), or equivalent experience.
- Experience with satellite systems in the 20/30 GHz bands.
- Good analytical, problem solving, and communication
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon
is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual
orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other
legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who
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