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Telemetry Engineer

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace is looking for a Telemetry Engineer for it's Orlando, FL location.


The Coleman Aerospace Telemetry Team is responsible for the design, implementation, testing, and operation of telemetry systems used for the collection of launch vehicle data during ground testing and flight.  


The successful candidate will be self-motivated, detail oriented, and able to work both independently and within a team environment.


*An offer for this position is contingent upon contract award.*


This current opening may be filled at this  level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Coleman Aerospace is looking for a self-motivated individual with experience in PCM based telemetry systems. This includes telemetry stream design, database development, and data post-processing. Additionally, this candidate will support the generation of telemetry displays based on the needs of the real-time data reviewers for each mission.


The candidate must be experienced in complex telemetry systems consisting of encoders, transmitters, encrypters, decryptors, and decommutators. Must have the ability to implement telemetry PCM encoder and decommutator databases. Must have the ability to interpret wiring diagrams for troubleshooting and ability to understand data flow within a telemetry system. Lastly, in order to support data post-processing, the candidate will be responsible for updating and maintaining reduction tools developed by Coleman and written in C/C++.


This position may require occasional overtime as required to meet critical schedule milestones. Extended travel (~1 month) may be required during mission operations as well as extended periods of time spent at Coleman’s Cape Canaveral facility during vehicle testing and integration.



  • Looking for 2-4 years of professional experience working with telemetry collection systems
  • B.S. in a related Engineering field
  • Experience in RF transmit subsystems and associated components for proper setup of telemetry transmitters, antennas, coupling devices, cabling, and test equipment used to test those components
  • Experience in telemetry RF path characteristics and the variables requiring careful considerations for mission planning
  • Experience in receiving system characteristics for obtaining radiated telemetry data
  • Working knowledge of antennas, feeds, filters, RF signal distribution, receivers and combiners
  • Familiar with the use of oscilloscopes, test equipment, and probes including network analyzers for measuring magnitude and phase of input RF signals and spectrum analyzers for analyzing frequency spectrums
  • Familiarization with Pulse-Code Modulation (PCM) and other similar technologies
  • Previous experience reading, understanding, and writing C/C++ source code.
  • The candidate must be capable of obtaining an FAA Class III (or higher) medical certificate, able to meet USAF Aerospace physiological standards, satisfactorily complete the associated training, and willing to participate in launch operations aboard USAF aircraft
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills to include report writing, requirements derivation, and documentation, as well as design review presentations
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance


  • Strongly desired that the candidate have experience in writing/maintaining object oriented C/C++ code in support of data reduction and post-processing
  • Previous experience working on Range Commander’s Council (RCC) requirements
  • Experience in operating and troubleshooting RF systems

*An offer for this position is contingent upon contract award.*


This current opening may be filled at this  level as posted or at one level higher.


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