RF Engineer

Company Details

We are an international, multi technology group focused on continuous innovation in spacecraft communications. We deliver technology products, systems and services to the space, defence, telecoms and satellite markets, investing in research and development to give our customers a true competitive edge. We are experts in RF Engineering, Ground Station Systems, Payload Simulation and Testing, and IoT and offer a fully integrated Ground Station installation approach.

We connect. Celestia.

Global in reach, our multi-disciplined teams create smart responses to communications challenges using new ideas, new technologies and new ways of thinking. For over 25 years, our business has been synonymous with world-class innovation, quality and engineering excellence with a customer focus.

Celestia UK

Celestia UK Ltd is part of Celestia Technologies Group with expertise in Antenna, Radio Frequency and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technologies. These will be used for communicating with satellite constellations that are gathering earth observation data and providing improved access to the internet. We are working in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), UK Space Agency and other commercial partners.

The team here at Celestia Technologies Group (UK) Ltd have embarked on a challenging programme to design innovative technologies for High Throughput Satellite communication systems.  Projects include the well-publicised large contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a fully electronic scanning ground station, capable of tracking and communicating simultaneously with multiple satellites, as well as Scottish-Enterprise funded development of an aerospace terminal for broadband satellite communications on the move applications.  A broad range of technical domains are being worked on including Antenna, RF, Signal Processing, Beamforming, Digital Design and Real-time Software.

With increasing commitments and anticipated growth, we are keen to expand our team and recruit highly motivated, capable engineers with good inter-personal skills and a positive attitude to tackle the seemingly impossible design requirements.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive welcoming work environment where everyone is happy, productive and able to maximize their individual potential.

Job title

What will your job look like?

This specific role is for an RF Engineer to join our growing team based in Edinburgh.

Our new RF Engineer will be part of a dynamic team leading the development of sub-systems which form part of our ground station or terminal products for satellite communication applications (L-Band to Ka-band).

Essential Skills

  • Design of RF Modules (LNA, HPA, Up/down converters etc..)
  • RF PCB Design and Layout
  • Design for manufacture & manufacture data-pack preparation
  • Link budget calculations/analysis
  • Analysis of block and system performance

Desirable Skills

  • EMC/EMI Design
  • Cavity Filter Design
  • RF Switch Design
  • Matlab, python knowledge, experience of programming and GUI creation

With these skills you probably have a degree in Electronics, Telecommunication or Systems Engineering.

We are looking for engineers who want to join a growing team in a hi-tech company and have the enthusiasm and the experience to help us derive optimised and novel solutions for radiofrequency & antenna technologies.  Good team work and the ability to react rapidly and efficiently to a changing design environment at short notice would be a benefit.  You should have a commitment to meeting deadlines and be able to work both autonomously and under the direction of your Team lead at the same time.

If this is you, we invite you to apply!

What we offer

Working at Celestia will give you the opportunity to develop your career by working on highly innovative projects.

​Furthermore, we offer:

  • Good primary and secondary terms of employment
  • Generous annual leave – 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Sick Pay
  • Flexible working hours
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A fun and friendly working environment with company events throughout the year
  • An office that is easy to access by car and by public transport

We prefer to work at the office, with occasional travel to our international sites. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive welcoming work environment where everyone is happy, productive, and able to maximize their individual potential.

Find out more about us at www.celestia-uk.com.

Information & procedure

In case you would like to apply, please send in your application (motivation and resume) via the Apply here button.

This role is not open to applicants who require UK work permit or sponsorship.

Tagged as: engineer, Matlab, RF, design, PCB, antenna, microwave, RADIOFREQUENCY, GROUNDSTATIONS, RFSYSTEMS

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