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Space Systems Engineers (multiple positions available)

Ref no. BHN569138
Location Stevenage, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

Familiarity with payload design, communications technologies, ESA, RFIs and system level performance requirements, the role also provides in-orbit support.

Key skills required for this role

Systems Engineering, payload design, system performance


Systems Engineer

Job description

Our client is an international space mission partner and robotics & space operations, satellite systems and geo-intelligence pioneer with a 50-year story of firsts on and above the Earth. Today, they are leading the charge towards viable Moon colonies, enhanced Earth observation, communication in a hyper-connected world, and more. Building the space between proven and possible, they are a trusted mission partner to the global space industry.

A robotics, satellite systems and Geointelligence pioneer, they are a global leader in communications satellites, Earth and space observation, and space exploration and infrastructure. Their international footprint and new offices in the UK create opportunities to work with some of the most exciting space industrial players in the country. Delivering all three business area capabilities in Geointelligence, Robotics & Space Operations, and Satellite Systems, the UK team provides support to European-based customers while specializing in the development of advanced space sensors for exploration missions as well as space-based communication technology.


* Generate system, sub-system and product and software level requirements, specifications and interface definitions

* Perform payload design trade-offs

* Analyze system level performance requirements to allocated subsystems/components requirement

* Enable technology maturation and risk reduction plans for critical payload elements and satellite subsystems

* Support business development and proposal activities for multiple payload programs and customers

* Conduct specification trade-off negotiations with customers and engineers

* Responsible for the design to meet the specifications and where there are discrepancies negotiate and resolve them with customers

* Provide in-orbit operational support

Required Skills:

* Degree in relevant engineering or related field. Master's degree or Doctorate preferred

* Proven ability to develop and analyze technical requirements, perform trade studies, conduct major design reviews (e.g. EQSR, PDR, CDR, DRB, etc.) and allocate functions down to subsystems and hardware/software

* Ability to write proposals to RFIs, including developing presentations to describe the technical approach in a clear manner

* 3-5+ years of experience with satellite communications technologies, beneficial to understand technologies such as; phased array antennas, digital processing, DVBS2X standard, beam hopping, link budgets

* Extensive end-to-end satellite communications payload design experience

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with customers, management, and peers

* Experience of working with ESA processes and projects would be highly beneficial.

NB You must be in possession of a current "right to work visa" in the UK.

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