We are looking for an experienced Digital Hardware and Signal Processing Engineer to join our development and customer program focusing on GEO telecom satellites and advanced flexible payloads.
In this role, you will be responsible for the following:
Taking the technical lead of telecom satellite flexible payload engineering activities and working with our satellite program team as well as external partners and suppliers.
Ensuring the system is fit for its intended purpose and analysing technical trade-offs.
Managing flexible payload systems (such as digital processor, beamforming units, power/low-noise amplifiers), requirement flow-down and verification.
Managing payload interfaces to spacecraft platform (RF, power, command and telemetry).
Performing flexible payload system analyses, trades, design, and development tasks.
Developing relationships with payload subsystem suppliers and partners and working with them to Design, Manufacture, Assemble, Integrate and Test such subsystems.
Defining and preparing SoWs and specifications; working alongside the program management team to monitor the execution of activities, contributing to problem solving and ensuring the successful delivery of these activities.
Supporting all flexible payload aspects of telecom satellite proposals including customer briefings.
Being exposed to responsibilities for decisions that have an extended impact.
Ensuring technical leadership and excellence is maintained by mentoring our less experienced engineers, and directing and participating in the planning, attraction, selection, retention, and development of our talent.
Occasionally, you will be asked to participate in overall tasks and services inherent to a dynamic fast-growing company.
Required experience and competencies:
Experience with digitally beamformed or processed hardware and hardware development for RF telecommunication links, preferably with at least 10 years of relevant experience.
Experience with RF power amplification (either high-power or low-noise) sub-systems.
Extensive experience with various relevant system modelling and analysis tools.
Demonstrated ability to know when and how to trade-off and optimize performance, resolve complex technical problems, manage technical work with partners and conduct technical development projects.
Real-world experience with system architecture, requirements definition, flow down, tracking and performing system-level analyses in support of trade studies
Excellent customer focus with experience managing customers and supplier interfaces
Able to work on a self-initiated basis, while being part of a team.
Proven ability to “think outside of the box” and thrive in an often-ambiguous trade-space
Demonstrated ability to write clear technical documentation of high quality
Excellent communication skills and ease at working across different cultures and different levels of an organization.
Master or PhD degree in a relevant technical field
Understanding of the principles for spacecraft design, manufacture, assembly, integration, test and operation is a plus
Experience with phased array satellite antenna systems is a plus
Experience within the satellite telecommunications industry is a plus