Telecommunications Satellite Payload Engineer

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We are looking for a Telecommunication Satellite Payload Engineer to work in Harwell, the United Kingdom.

The key individual will be responsible for the management of activities devoted to the development of satellite payload technology and products under the responsibility of the Payload Technology Section.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Initiating, monitoring, and controlling space segment technology and product development activities for satellite communications under the ARTES Core Competitiveness (CC) and other ARTES programme lines, with a focus on digital communication technologies.
  • Liaising with the Procurement Department, the Strategic Programme Line Managers, and other relevant Departments of ESA as necessary to fulfill this role.
  • Supporting activities of the Ground Segment Section and the creation and implementation of ARTES partnership projects.
  • Reporting regularly on the progress, status, schedule, and outcome of ARTES activities, including realistic forecasting of milestone completion dates.
  • Identifying and defining product and technology needs for future satellite communication services, for digital communication technology and products.
  • Supporting the promotion of the ARTES 4.0 programme and the ARTES socioeconomic impact analysis.
  • Coordinating the provision of expert technical support from other ESA organizational units (e.g., TEC) as required to ensure an effective initiation and management of activities.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, with at least 4 years’ relevant work experience.
  • Experience in managing technology development activities carried out by industry for commercial satellite communication.
  • Knowledge of ESA and industrial development, verification, and procurement processes.
  • Knowledge of satellite communication system architectures, products, and market.
  • Experience in the specification, design, development and testing of at least one of the following: digital signal processors, communication modems, digital and/or mixed signal ASICs, software defined radios, RF equipment, active antennas, and optical communication technology.
  • Experience in space segment technology and equipment as well as subsystem design and development.
  • Communication and teamwork skills.
  • Result-oriented, with the ability to demonstrate planning and organization skills.
  • Demonstrable stakeholder relationship management.
  • Strong management skills and contract/subcontract management experience.
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken.

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • Experience in the satellite telecommunication industry.

Tagged as: artes, communication modems, asics, optical communication technology

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