Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Principal Engineer

    Posted Date 1 year ago(2/21/2018 9:27 AM)
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    # of Openings
    Location : City
    Santa Barbara
    Location : State/Province (Full Name)
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree from an engineering program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) field and 9 years' related experience.
    • Masters’ degree preferred.
    • Applicants will play a lead technical role in design and implementation.
    • Knowledge of theoretical understanding and practical experience with modern Radio Frequency communications standards and practices.
    • An ability to effectively use Radio Frequency test equipment such as a microwave network analyzer, a spectrum analyzer, a oscilloscope, or a modulation analyzer, for both trouble shooting and design verification. 
    • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license

    Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted.  Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.”


    Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.”


    MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


    MSTS is seeking a talented senior level Radio Frequency Engineer to join our staff of scientists, engineers, and technicians in Santa Barbara, CA. 

    • Design, simulate, develop, and test Radio Frequency based technologies, develop software to perform detection, demodulation, and processing of Radio Frequency communications systems, research new signal processing techniques, and ensure the team meets and exceeds modern Radio Frequency communications standards.
    • Experience of Software Defined Radio frameworks implemented in FPGAs is a plus.
    • Participate and develop documentation for both internal design reviews and customers review.
    • Work on a diverse set of projects.
    • Prepared to be hands on, willing to learn and be comfortable working in an environment with engineers of diverse backgrounds and expertise.
    • Track work using web based tools to ensure manager/team members can see progress
    • Lead, support and mentor junior personnel.
    • Applicants must be able to work on both distributed and in-house teams, effectively interact with stakeholders.
    • Some travel will be required.


    If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!


    At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!


    MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and Stoller Newport News Nuclear, Inc. (SN3).