Satellite Payload Specialist (all genders)

Company Details

Get connected with us. Discover the first truly global point-to-point low latency connectivity network. For enterprises and governments.


Welcome to one of the most exciting New Space companies in Europe with a great vision: 600 satellites for a global low-earth-orbit connectivity network. The satellites will be connected via satellite laser links to communicate directly in space. A constellation like this has never been set up before.
Our customers will benefit from ultra-low latencies, high speeds, unparalleled security, and true global coverage. ​The satellites will be launched between 2024 and 2028.

Now we’re looking for the best talents for our location in Munich to make our vision come true.


As Satellite Payload Specialist (all genders) you work within the Space Segment Payload Technical team to ensure the Satellite Payload includes the necessary technical functionality and performance required by the System. You shall act as part of the Customer team, keeping oversight on the Space Segment Prime Contractor(s).

This includes:

  • Space Segment procurement activities through Phase CDE focusing on SatelliteTelecommunication Payload, including Ka-Band and Inter-Satellite Laser links.
  • Definition and management of related Space Segment and Satellite Requirements.
  • Technical support to the System Level Engineering Team for related topics, such as:
    • System Performance and link budgets.
    • Network and Payload control.
  • Support to the generation and maintenance of related Interface Control Documents.
  • Review of Satellite verification approach and support to system level tests.
  • Support to related Satellite technical topics.
  • Support to definition and execution of in-orbit tests and operations.
  • Visits and review of Satellite Prime activities.


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum experience of 10 years in the field of Satellite Systems development in Phase CD, focusing on Telecommunication RF Payloads, Digital Payloads and/or Laser links.
  • Experience in related System Engineering activities such as requirements and interface management.
    In depth knowledge of RF Systems and/or Laser base communication systems.
  • Team-player mentality is essential.
  • Able to guide and control Satellite Prime and Payload supplier.
  • Very good communication skills (oral and written) in English.
  • Willingness to work flexibly and as necessary to achieve the goals on time.


We are an international and diverse team of space enthusiasts, following one great vision.
​This permanent position was created recently and thus offers a lot of creative freedom. Our approach is to create a diverse and modern environment with hybrid working model. Besides an attractive salary depending on your experience, we will offer you additional benefits such as supplementary insurance, mobility subsidies and language classes soon courses.

Rivada Space Networks is an equal opportunity employer with the approach to create a diverse and inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability, or other characteristics.


Rivada Space Networks GmbH is a newly founded company with big visions. We aim to set up and operate the first global end-to-end network that combines satellite and terrestrial capabilities for ultra-low latency, high speeds, unparalleled security, and true global coverage. The launch of 600 networked low-earth orbit satellites is planned between 2024 and 2028.
The goal is to offer access to secure satellite networks with pole-to-pole reach and high-speed services to telecom, maritime, energy, government services and other markets.

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