Satellite Communications System Engineer

London (Greater)
15 Apr 2018
16 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Satellite Communications System Engineer

City of London

The role

You will work in the heart of the business as a Satellite Communications Systems Engineer and manage performance of the satellite fleet’s communications payload and overall engineering of end-to-end communications satellite systems including ground stations, VSAT and satellite payload. This will involve advanced tools and software fixturing.

You will be responsible for undertaking communications systems engineering tasks to support operational and pre-sales activities, including; analysis, monitoring and mini project management and

You will have a role as an interdepartmental engineering interface, maintaining close relationships with Sales and Pre-Sales, Networks, Gateway, Satellite Operations, Regulatory, Consultancy and Procurement teams, to ensure that service delivery fulfil company and design objectives respectively.


This enterprise is a leading provider of satellite broadband products and solutions to wholesale customers that package and sell them to end-users unable to access traditional broadband networks.

They will launch a satellite this summer and they’ve designed and launched high throughput satellites for a market opportunity of over $11 billion per annum. The satellites, the ground stations and their proprietary cloud software management system deliver unmatched levels of performance, service and resilience. A growing customer base has many of the world’s leading telecoms, media companies, & governments.


Use of advanced operational engineering tools within satellite communications systems, including RF and digital communications.

  • Ground Segment Engineering – designing new systems/ equipment and sizing;
  • Communications Payload Engineering and software toolset;
  • Link budget analysis;
  • Transmission planning;
  • Signal performance maintainability, incident management and troubleshooting.
  • Participation in relevant operations and procurement (when necessary) reviews and meetings;
  • Provide technical consultancy services to Sales and Pre-Sales and make technical representations within and outside the company as it may be required to support sales activities;
  • Coordination and planning between Network, Gateway and Satellite Operations for system-wide operations; Occasional on – call duty may be required.
  • Design and implementation of control systems to monitor and enhance operational efficiency;
  • Development of specifications for operational needs and procurement of adequate design and analysis toolkits for modelling and simulation of end-to-end system performance;
  • Support in the current and future capacity and coverage planning together with an aim to enhance/improve the Satellite System throughput and efficiency.


  • 2 years’ experience in satellite communications systems engineering with knowledge in payload engineering and commanding within the aerospace industry including RF systems design, digital communications, air interface communications standards such as DVB-S2, DVB-RCS;
  • Proficiency in link budgeting;
  • Strong practical knowledge of systems engineering practices;
  • Develop systems documentation, test plans and operational procedures;
  • Travel overseas;


  • Practical experience in the commissioning and testing of satellite systems – satellite and ground based.
  • Good knowledge of MATLAB, Visual Basic or Java programming environments;
  • Satellite manufacturer and/or ground segment system engineering experience.


  • Generous Bonus
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Good Pension
  • Private Healthcare package
  • Company Pension Scheme

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