Communications Engineer

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford / Hanscom AFB
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(3/11/2024 10:22 AM)
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Communications Engineer

Be the Difference


Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion is looking for an experienced Communications Engineer to join the Survivable Airborne Operations Center (SAOC) Program at Hanscom AFB.  The SAOC program is a Major Defense Acquisition Program tasked with leading the development and delivery of the replacement fleet for the E-4B National Airborne Operations (NAOC).  The E-4B fleet provides airborne national level command and control (C2) in support of SecDef and other national security leadership.  The assigned Communications Engineer will work in direct support of government engineers and program managers through the acquisition cycle of the program. 



LOCATION:     Hanscom AFB, Bedford, MA

JOB STATUS:  Full Time




  • Minimum: BA/BS degree, and 15 years of experience in aircraft and/or tactical communications, 5 of which must be in the DoD; or 20 years of experience in aircraft and/or tactical communications, 8 of which must be in the DoD.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team and to lead and direct the work of others.
  • MUST have an active US security clearance.


  • Masters Degree in an engineering discipline and 12 years of experience in aircraft and/or tactical communications, 5 years of which must be in the DoD


  • Assist in the development of SAOC communications technical requirements and their compliance to development, test, sustainment and operations for voice, line-of-sight (LOS), and beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) datalink communication systems for the SAOC fleet
  • Analyze communication terminals, satellite relays, internet and broadband technologies and wireless telephone services and oversee development, integration and fielding of communications equipment for the SAOC fleet
  • In support of government engineers/program managers, develop and implement plans and procedures to effectively manage the aircraft communications network in accordance with established DoD Acquisition processes
  • Manage the communication systems interfaces to facilitate their integration with the weapon systems
  • Assist the government program office in managing the activities of the communications system design and builds throughout the lifecycle phases.
  • Analyze and recommend communications network and spectrum requirements
  • Recommend and maintain SAOC network architecture and infrastructure
  • Participating in Program Office Working groups and other meetings to provide input to aircraft communications needs for the program

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At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


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