International RF Regulatory Engineer

Engineering Chicago, Illinois


Position at Gogo Commercial Aviation

  • Working with regulatory and/or legal staff, analyze rules and regulations to determine technical compliance requirements for licensing Gogo networks in both domestic and international jurisdictions
  • Work cooperatively with National regulatory bodies world-wide to ensure that Gogo services comply with any local, national or regional regulations based on an understanding of technical requirements.
  • Manage the accurate and complete preparation and submission of any regulatory reporting’s or filings related to the technical aspects of Gogo service worldwide.
  • Maintain a compliance roadmap to provide early warning visibility and advice on business impacts of emerging legislation, revisions and expirations of applicable regulations, directives and standards.
  • Interface with regulatory authorities to clarify and/or negotiate regulatory compliance requirements
  • Support identification and vetting of in-country resources required for effective management of international activities; provide ongoing contact with those resources to support execution of compliance requirements
  • Coordinate development of Gogo technical documentation required to support regulatory processes.  Ability to develop link budgets properly to analyze satellite performance based on remote and transponder capabilities. 
Maintain awareness of regulatory positions and activities of Gogo competitors, maintain awareness of both successful and unsuccessful activities and identify potential competitive impacts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical performance experience.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of relevant experience in the satellite telecommunications industry.
  • Knowledge of EU, China, Japan - RF/EMC/Safety regulations pertinent to Gogo, including WLAN and satellite telecommunications certification, testing and approvals.
  • Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations pertinent to Gogo, including Parts 15, 22 and 25.
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills
  • Proven track record of success negotiating the regulatory environment
  • Demonstrated capability to work tactfully and effectively with a variety of international cultures/organizations; comfortable working with/through translators where required; able to deal effectively with ambiguities in cross-cultural communications
  • Able to work across wide range of time zones when required to directly communicate with international contacts
  • The ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities and coordination of multiple projects is a requirement.
  • Able to work independently as well as cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Must have strong relationship building, analytical and communication skills.
Expected to proactively identify and manage areas of risk and constraint to mitigate schedule impacts.

Gogo’s worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services have made internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse group of technologists, marketers, strategists, and any other function you can think of- all working together in extraordinary harmony. And that’s just the beginning.

We connect the aviation industry and its travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared for a dynamic ride with people who are passionate about what they’re building. 

Gogo is an equal opportunity employer and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition or disability.  The EEO is the law and is available here.


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