RF & Communication Systems Engineer - Spacecraft

Job Description

Are you an experienced and motivated Senior Spacecraft RF & Communication Systems Engineer looking for a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and rapidly growing company seeking to make a positive contribution to the space environment?

Then why not join a pioneering and innovative space company that’s growing quickly worldwide, as part of their passionate and supportive engineering team?  

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary; opportunity to develop your career further;  international travel; and a share option 


As Senior Spacecraft RF & Communication Systems Engineer you will be required to:

  • Lead development and design activities for RF & Comms sub-systems on spacecraft:
    • derive and maintain sub-system requirements
    • define and develop sub-system architecture
    • perform trade-off analysis of hardware & software solutions
    • developing link budgets
    • define FMECA and FDIR processes
  • Coordinate with other teams at sub-system and at system level to define ConOps, ICDs, development and verification plans
  • Plan, prepare, lead, conduct sub-systems and system level verification tests, including environmental testing.
  • Work with the UK based Ground segment and operations teams in support of our mission operations globally
  • Interact with partners and suppliers for the provision of RF/comms equipment. Support procurement engineers with specification, trade-off and selection of RF/Comms equipment. Participate in review of the deliverables in support of the project milestones


To be considered for the Senior Spacecraft RF & Communication Systems Engineer you will need to:

  • Have a Diploma; bachelor or master’s degree in electrical engineering or relevant engineering/science discipline
  • Have 5+ years of commercial experience RF design & test of high-performance microwave communications systems for satellites
  • Understand RF communications and various modulation techniques
  • Have experience using RF and microwave test equipment (VNAs, spectrum analyzers and signal generators) and simulation tools
  • Have operational experience of RF systems on spacecraft missions
  • Have experience in developing and conducting test plans for spacecraft avionics
  • Have a good understanding of spacecraft mission lifecycle and milestones (e.g. MDR, PDR, CDR, etc.)
  • Have a good understanding of system engineering & managing requirements through the full project lifecycle


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