Brian Baker

I'm Brian Baker

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Experienced communication system engineer with a breadth of knowledge uncommon among Satellite Network Engineering peers. Over 12 years of experience in Satellite Network/RF Engineering combined with nearly 8 years of software/system design, integration and testing for a well-rounded view of communications systems.

Professional Skills

Satellite Communication


  • Link Budgeting
  • Modulation/Coding
  • Multiple Access Methods
  • Ground System Design
  • Spectrum Management
  • Carrier Cancellation
  • Spread Spectrum


  • Troubleshooting
  • Tier 4 Support
  • Antenna Pattern/Comissioning
  • Installation and Support


  • Static/Dynamic (OSPF,BGP,RIP)
  • Quality of Service
  • ACL
  • VRF


  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Virtualization (VMware, Virtualbox)
  • AWS
  • Docker


  • Node.js
  • Python
  • PHP
  • Shell
  • Git

Front End

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Jquery
  • AngularJS
  • VueJS

Work Experience

2013 - Present

Four Nines LLC

System Engineer/ Software Architect

  • High level design for custom Multiple Access system incorporating multiple vendors
  • Managed several developers from around the world
  • Worked with client to confirm milestones and adapt to changing requirements

Satellite Network Engineer/Software Developer

  • Onsite support for deployment of new iDirect modem platform and associated software
  • Assisted with existing network support and high-level troubleshooting
  • Develop iDirect software and API to integrate customer infrastructure with vendor equipment
  • Worked with clients and engineers to resolve bugs
  • Developed custom solutions for large iDirect customers with usage needs not met by production platform
2011 - 2013

Panasonic Avionics Corporation

Senior Satellite Network Engineer

  • Design, develop and support the global satellite network
  • Designed and built full lab for software and system testing
  • Test new software releases to verify compatibility
  • Built tools for tracking and managing space segment
  • Escalation point for operations and other engineering groups
  • Research new technologies and trends in the satellite/telecom industry
  • Compared operational metrics and investigate any discrepancy

Lead Network Operations Engineer

  • Lead team of 5 engineers and administrators
  • Worked with other groups to develop new site installation procedures and processes
  • Escalation point for lower tier operations administrators
  • Conducted installations and upgrades to network infrastructure and remotes
2001 - 2010

General Communication Inc

RF/ Satellite Engineer

  • Lead engineer for large (Comtech EF Data) SCPC network utilizing carrier cancellation technology
  • Managed network spectrum allocation and access
  • Tested new software and RF equipment before deployment to network
  • Built install specifications for new sites for microwave, SCPC and TDMA networks
  • High level escalation point for operations and installation groups
  • Software Regression testing for iDirect and Comtech EF Data platforms

Education and Certification


Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Cisco Systems, Inc


Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

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