Antenna RF Engineer - Satellite

Antenna RF Engineer - Satellite

SWISSto12

Lausanne, Switzerland

We are looking for an experienced Antenna RF Engineer to join our development and customer program teams with a focus on Radio-Frequency subsystems.

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Antenna design experience including early concept development, requirements analysis, antenna design, test and evaluation, and risk assessment;
  • Antenna system configurations (e.g., reflectors, DRA, …) and define key capabilities and performance requirements;
  • Perform various antenna architecture trades, design, and analysis for complex antenna systems to provide the best combination of size, performance, weight, and cost;
  • Review antenna system design to ensure design details comply to the system requirements;
  • Assessment for antenna system test, integration, verification, and validation planning;
  • Working closely with other teams (e.g., Mechanical, Thermal, AI&T, …);
  • Create and update internal and deliverable engineering documentation including technical specifications, reports, plans, technical memos, and presentations;
  • Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form to deliver complex technical information to non-technical professionals representing internal management and customers.

Required experience and competencies:

  • Proven experience in relevant antenna development applications, preferably for a minimum of 5 years;
  • Demonstrated experience with antenna system analysis and design through every stage of the development process;
  • Strong experience with analysis and optimization tools such as GRASP/POS (Ticra), CST MW Studio, SATSOFT, and/or other antenna design/analysis tools;
  • Extensive experience with system development life cycle (design, analysis, manufacturing, test, verification/validation, delivery, sustainment) for ground, airborne, and/or space-borne antenna systems;
  • Experience executing antenna system hardware verification testing at acceptance, proto-flight, and qualification levels;
  • Understanding and appreciation of the significance of antennas within satellite applications;
  • Strong customer-facing experience in dealing directly with customers (both prime contractors and end-user/customers) and providing technical expertise and guidance on resolving in-depth technical issues during the design, development and sell-off of complex antenna systems;
  • Proven ability to work with people at all levels of the organisation and to communicate technical information to non-technical professionals;
  • Ability to write complex technical documents;
  • Communicating effectively, excellent relational skills and ability to work in a team with different professional and cultural backgrounds;
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree or PhD in Engineering with a focus on microwave antennas and microwave electronics;
  • Language: Fluent in English (with emphasis on excellent writing skills), French is a plus;
  • Knowledge of MATLAB and/or Python and/or Fortran is desirable is a plus.

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