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9 months ago
Honeywell Canada
Location: Canada
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Office
Principal Optical Communication Systems Engineer

Join a team recognized for leadership, innovation and diversity

Join a team that designs, develops and integrates highly complex systems for space within Honeywell Aerospace. You will be integral in creating system solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers. You will be involved in every aspect of the systems life cycle; from the front end of business development through product end of life. Apply engineering knowledge, tools, and principals to support our space-based optical communication system developments at Honeywell.


* Provide technical leadership on optical communication system development programs
* Define system architectures and system requirements for state-of-the-art space-based optical communication systems
* Design and analysis of end-to-end optical communication systems, including:
* Defining system architectures to meet customer required functionality
* Defining and selecting protocols, including acquisition, tracking, and handshake methods, modulation, coding, packetisation, to be compatible with customer interfaces and satisfy required performance
* Developing system-level models and link and impairment budgets, and performing simulation and analysis to ensure end-to-end performance requirements are met
* Develop of system level and sub-system level requirements and specification documents working with and the opto-mechanical design team to define optical sub-system requirements for supporting the communications functions
* Develop system verification methods and support system verification tests to ensure the system requirements are met
* Write proposals and white papers related to optical communication and sensing systems
* Provide technical marketing support through customer briefings and conference presentations

The Honeywell building is a controlled goods program environment. Candidates must be eligible for CGP clearance.

Systems Design

Requirements Management

Customer Interaction

Project Oversight

Model Based Development


* Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Applied Science


* Team leader with extensive experience in new product development (NPD)
* Preferably higher degree in Engineering or Applied Science
* Extensive optical communication systems engineering experience
* A strong background in communication theory, signal processing, and/or control systems as well as strong understanding of practical system performance limitations
* Familiarity with optical communications standards and protocols, and existing optical communications system implementations including both optical and electrical subsystems
* Understanding of environmental factors involved in space-based-communication systems, including satellite orbits, atmospheric absorptions, scintillations, and their potential impacts on communications links
* Experience with free-space optical communication system design
* An understanding of optical design and test methods and familiarity with optical design software
* A good grasp of optical, mechanical, electrical, and software elements and their interactions within complex systems
* Experience with system level simulations tools including MATLAB, Satellite Tool Kit (STK) or other optical communications system simulation tools
* The ability to manage small programs and small technical teams with engineers, scientists, and technicians from multiple disciplines
* Knowledge of the systems development lifecycle
* Individuals that quickly analyze, incorporate and apply new information and concepts
* Individuals who are self-motivated and able to work with little supervision, who consistently take the initiative to get things done
* The ability to adapt as dictated by project changes
* The ability to simultaneously manage a variety of complicated tasks
* A results-oriented and structured problem-solving approach
* Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communication technical information across different levels of the organization and externally

Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities under the Ontario Human Rights Code


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* Continued Professional Development


* Job ID: req123513
* Category: Engineering
* Location: 303 Terry Fox Dr, Ottawa, ON K2K 3J1 CAN

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.


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