Mission Systems Engineer - RF/SATCOM Systems (Ottawa)
L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc
22h ago


At L3 WESCAM, we develop the most advanced and complex optical and sensor systems for global defense and military sectors, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue and Airborne law enforcement.

From long-range covert surveillance missions to search and rescue operations, our MX-series systems, and the mission systems solutions they are a part of, produce stabilized high-

magnification electro-optical and infrared images from airborne, marine and ground based platforms, enabling our customers to see farther and react quicker.

L3 WESCAM offers a culture of true innovation and collaboration, and above all - work that you can be proud to be a part of.

What we do protects and saves lives around the world. To experience more, go to

WESCAM is currently seeking an RF / SATCOM Systems Engineer / Designer to join our team. Your need for a challenge will be fulfilled as you deal with the complexity of leading and integrating the efforts of multidisciplinary teams to create our world-

class Integrated C2 Mission Systems while working with some of the best educated and brightest engineers in the business.

Within this environment your ideas and skills will be enhanced by excellent technology and you will serve as a key member in a multi-

disciplinary team working on a wide variety of projects. Mission Systems Engineering encircles everything we do here so join the team at Wescam and be an integral part of one of the top Defense companies in the country.

Learn more about what we do


Provide engineering support to the Program Management Office for Mission System projects with RF / SATCOM components.

Support to Bids and Proposal, and Sales Activities including analysis of customer requirements in order to define RF / SATCOM hardware configuration and engineering estimates.

Internal Research and Development (IRAD) Projects focused on developing RF / SATCOM technologies and systems to be used with Wescam’s core offerings.

Support the sustainment activities for RF / SATCOM systems.

Undertake necessary site surveys and inspections at various customer locations to support development of RF / SATCOM system requirements and solutions.

Review, analyze, and provide recommendations on Low Frequency (LF) / Medium Frequency (MF) / High Frequency (HF) / Very High Frequency (VHF) / "Ultra High Frequency (UHF) / SATCOM system and sub-

system interface documentation

Recommend LF / MF / HF / VHF / UHF / SATCOM system level solutions for discrepancies, deficiencies, and changes to equipment and specifications

Liaise with LF / MF / HF / VHF / UHF / SATCOM sub-system technical groups to ensure system integrity, performance, reliability, and maintainability

Provide LF / MF / HF / VHF / UHF / SATCOM system integration, analysis, and evaluation services

Prepare the planning and procurement support documentation, including technical data specifications, plans and drawings, standards, and Statement of Works (SOWs) for miscellaneous interface and facility ancillary items

Review, analyze, and provide recommendations relating to LF / MF / HF / VHF / UHF / SATCOM system components and associated documentation

Conduct design, technical, and management reviews to monitor, advise, and report on progress and potential problems

Conduct LF / MF / HF / VHF / UHF / SATCOM system integration testing and evaluation

Analyze LF / MF / HF / VHF / UHF / SATCOM system deficiencies and recommends cost effective solutions

Collaborate with L3 Wescam’s internal and external customers to ensure all technical issues related to RF / SATCOM systems are addressed promptly and effectively.

Support Software Engineering when required for RF / SATCOM integration into Systems software.

Perform functional tests at product and system level test to ensure the RF / SATCOM systems are verified in accordance with the specification.

Provide technical support for customer integration issues, and for In-service systems.

Other tasks assigned by the Senior Microwave / RF Systems Designer / Engineer

Desired Skills

Initiativeand resourcefulness to identify opportunities and secure resources

Criticalthinking and problem solving

Familiarwith the installation and integration of systems in C6ISR, air, land, ormaritime environments.

Possessan understanding of systems engineering and the systems development lifecyclein a government acquisition environment

Abilityto support multiple projects.

Abilityto coordinate activities with multiple departments such as Design Engineering, SoftwareEngineering, Manufacturing and Program Management.

Understandingand familiarity with military and commercial standards in Air, Land or Maritimeenvironments.

Linkbudget analysis and range testing. Radio propagation modeling and prediction,microwave path analysis, interference analysis, frequency coordination.

RFtest equipment, RF transmitter and receiver design, Omni and Directed antennadesign

Desired Experience and Education

  • Atleast 5 years’ design / engineering experience with RF / SATCOM systems.
  • Bachelorof Electrical Engineering or Bachelor of Physics.
  • Experiencewith Product Lifecycle Management and Configuration Management would be anasset

    ProfessionalEngineering designation eg : P.Eng desirable

    Abilityto hold a Canadian security clearance

    Life at L3 WESCAM

    Our work environment is both challenging and dynamic our physical environment is state of the art. Here’s what you can expect as an L3 WESCAM employee

  • Every other Friday off (paid with our rare 9 / 80 work schedule)
  • Free on-site gym
  • Free wellness programs
  • Free fruit and bagels
  • Subsidized cafeterias
  • Beach Volleyball courts
  • 26 acres of forested land with hiking and biking trails in the heart of Burlington
  • Work / Life balance that is supported
  • Real opportunities for growth and development
  • Everyone’s role at L3 WESCAM contributes to saving people’s lives
  • Diversity & Inclusion We believe that diversity among our employees makes us a stronger organization. We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our L3 WESCAM family, and our community by welcoming and encouraging applications from anyone interested without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, Aboriginal status or any other legally-

    protected groups. For people with disabilities, we work with you throughout the recruitment process to ensure you have what you need in order to be at your best.

    If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment / interview process, or as you begin your career with us just let us know and we will take care of you.

    About L3 Technologies

    L3 Technologies is a prime contractor in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems market and a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on both military and commercial platforms.

    Our customers include the U.S. Department of Defense and its prime contractors, U.S. Government intelligence agencies, the U.

    S. Department of Homeland Security, allied foreign governments, domestic and foreign commercial customers and select other U.

    S. federal, state and local government agencies.

    Organized into 3 segments Electronic Systems, Communications Systems and Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems L3 Technologies employs over 31,000 people worldwide with reported 2017 sales of $9.6 billion.

    This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job.

    Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

    Follow Us : Schedule

    Division L3 Wescam

    Add to favourites
    Remove from favourites
    My Email
    By clicking on "Continue", I give neuvoo consent to process my data and to send me email alerts, as detailed in neuvoo's Privacy Policy . I may withdraw my consent or unsubscribe at any time.
    Application form