Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire
Responsible to: Head of Domain – Communication Systems Engineering
Responsible for: Line Management of a small professional team
Working Hours: 37.5h a week
Contract: Fixed Term, 3 month probation and 1 month notice.
Holiday: 28 days per annum, plus statutory holidays
Equal Opportunities: The Satellite Applications Catapult strives to be an equal opportunities employer and commitment to this process will be expected.
The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent technology and innovation company whose purpose is to promote, develop and facilitate the commercialisation and advancement of the satellite applications industry. The company is a not for profit Research Organisation, with a commercial trading subsidiary. The organisation embraces an open and innovative culture, encouraging an ethos of knowledge exchange and sector engagement, and has quickly become a world class centre of facilities and expertise.
We’re one of ten “Catapults” launched by the UK’s Technology Strategy Board. The aim for each of them is to become a world-leading innovation centre in its own specialist area.
To innovate for a better world, empowered by satellites”
‘’To be a world-leading technology and innovation company, helping businesses of all sizes to realise the potential from space. By embracing a pioneering, agile, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, we create valued partnerships to deliver game-changing results.”
The Catapult fosters an open and collaborative culture that stimulates and develops staff and encourages collaboration and innovation. Our employee value proposition is strong. We have worked hard to create an environment which is dynamic, exciting, challenging, rewarding, flexible and, most importantly, fun
The Communications Systems Engineering (CSE) domain falls under the Head of Domains. The CSE domain covers both communications and system engineering as technical expertise. Through its work, the domain provides expert contribution to activities across the catapult, on internal projects, external engagements, collaborative funded projects within the UK and internationally. It is also responsible for developing, prototyping and demonstrating a variety of satellite communications associated applications.
The Senior Communications Systems Engineer will be responsible for analysing and developing solutions to address end user, operator or an industrial technological challenge. The role will require you to explore emerging technologies & standards or adapt current technologies to address an industry, market or technological challenge. The role requires a strong technical understanding of satellite systems and their associated equipment & protocols, as well as a keen interest in current & future technology which should be reflected in your approach to solutions.
The candidate must demonstrate excellent technical knowledge of satellite or terrestrial system engineering, and must be capable of quickly interpreting and understanding new and emerging technologies.
The job holder will work within and help develop a strong innovation culture for the business, based on the principles of open collaboration with all partners and stakeholders. The jobholder must take responsibility of any engineering related activities involving the Catapult’s satellite & mobile communications assets, in coordination with external partners, stakeholders and customers.
The Senior Communications Systems Engineer is a key member of the Communications Systems Engineering team, requiring a strong knowledge of modern digital architectures for satellite and cellular networks, spanning from baseband to RF. They will be able to perform advanced analysis and modelling with the aid of computer simulations. The role will involve:
Required Skills and Experience
Any of the following skills or experience would be beneficial:
If you are up for the challenge and thrive in a fast-paced and creative environment, send your CV along with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.