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Satellite Digital Systems Design Engineer

Airbus Uk Ltd
Closing date
15 Apr 2021

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Job Details

We are seeking keen intellects to join our multi-disciplinary team in developing a new generation of digital satellite payloads. The successful candidate will be immersed in a flight programme with access to experts in all disciplines needed to design complex global communication systems. Excellent team-working, decision-making and analytical skills will be needed to explore the boundaries and contribute to the system architecture in this challenging and responsible role.

Business Area Description

The Processor Systems team are world-leaders in digital signal processors for modern communications satellites. Our products fly in a range of missions from Low Earth Orbit satellite constellations to space observatories beyond Earth orbit. We are currently expanding to meet increasing demand for more advanced technologies both on national programmes and for customers globally.

Tasks and Accountabilities

In this role you will have the opportunity to get involved in all phases from early concept definition through to hardware integration and operational support.

Key activities will include:
  • Concept feasibility and generation of new ideas,
  • Development of digital processor architectural design and specification, flowing down from customer requirements,
  • Digital signal processing algorithm design, simulation and analysis,
  • Laboratory processing of new processor designs,
  • Supporting customer reviews.

Skills and Experience required
  • Excellent analytical skills required
  • Strong software programming skills
  • Ability to communicate and work within a team on complex technical projects

And experience in any or all of the following:
  • systems engineering
  • digital signal processing algorithms
  • simulation modelling
  • digital communications
  • FPGA design

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can't promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

We value the strength that diverse perspectives bring to our business, so if you require any reasonable adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

The successful candidate will be subject to a BPSS check (including a criminal record check) or SC in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

In return we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit share; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave and strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.


We are 5 mins walk away from Stevenage train station (step free and lift access), easily accessible by road and bus, car parking on site, cycle racks.

Close to many amenities including:
  • High-street shops and supermarkets
  • Restaurants and eateries
  • Gyms, Swimming pool and Parks
  • Cinema, bowling and Recreational facilities

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

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