Orbex is a new European space launch company with backing from several of Europe’s largest venture capital investors and space agency funding. We are recruiting an experienced RF Engineer for an exciting spaceflight development role based in Forres near Inverness, at our engineering office and manufacturing centre.
We are seeking a motivated, experienced Digital RF Design Engineer, ideally with space segment experience, to work on the design of RF systems (launch vehicle and ground). The launch vehicle will include several radio transmitters and receivers, covering command uplink, telemetry downlink, video downlink, and GNSS reception. You will be responsible for RF system design, and particularly software-defined radio (SDR) transmitters and receivers. Previous experience with SDR is considered essential.
You might be a highly experienced digital RF engineer, working in a slow-moving environment that rarely gives you a chance to see your work in action. You will be eager for a fast-paced opportunity that offers exceptional freedom and responsibility, as well as the chance to create a critical component on a European space launch vehicle.
Role: RF Digital Design Engineer (SDR)
Start Date June/ July / ASAP/ 2019
Travel: Occasional within Europe
Your responsibilities will include:
Procurement and test of transmitter and receiver hardware (launch vehicle and ground )
SDR configuration and programming, to match RF signals of integrated transceivers.
Interfacing with external radio ground stations operators, to ensure compatibility between their and our systems.
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or a related field
4-8 years of hands-on experience with RF system design, development and testing.
Software defined radio, GNU radio, modulation theory and signal processing.
A flexible and dedicated mindset
You will probably have these core attributes:-
We are looking experienced candidates who can demonstrate they get things done with a pragmatic attitude and reliable results. Your track record will be important.
For the right candidates we offer a benefits package that includes the opportunity to earn an equity stake in the company.
You must be a European citizen, from a country that is a signatory to the MTCR convention.
You may be required to undergo security screening.
Please apply via email@example.com quoting ref RF/SDR/2019
If you have a query that may affect your suitabilty and interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal but confidential discussion.