Junior Communications System Engineer (w/m)

The Junior Communications Systems Engineer will hold a technical role within KLEO and involved primarily in advanced communications systems architecting and design. The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking communications systems engineering tasks to support the company’s operational and pre-sales activities; analysis, monitoring, and mini project management as part of the responsibilities below. They will actively interface between Engineering and Business Development teams and international technical partners to ensure that the system design fulfills the company’s service delivery objectives respectively.

Main Responsibilities

  • Support system requirement definition and R&D activities for the design of space and ground-based communication systems, network and signal protocols and approaches
  • Use of advanced operational engineering tools within satellite and communications systems, including RF and digital communications
  • Development of specifications for operational needs and procurement of adequate design and analysis toolkits for modelling and simulation of end-to-end system performance
  • Support communication system reviews
  • Support working groups, consisting of internal and external partners, to develop the baseline standards in signal protocols and networking approaches
  • Support customer-driven systems trades analysis to optimize spectrum usage

Ground Segment Engineering:

  • designing new systems / equipment and sizing
  • User Terminal design / development

Communications Payload Engineering:

  • Link budget analysis
  • Support R&D activities for SDRs and Digital Payload systems
  • Support interfacing and R&D activities for space-based optical communication terminals;
  • System modelling and interference analysis
  • Coordination with Comms Payload manufacturers

Operational planning

  • Design and implementation of control systems, operational software, and toolkits to monitor and enhance operational efficiency
  • Signal performance maintenance, incident management and troubleshooting
  • Preparation of operations documentation
  • Participation in routine operations
  • Provide technical consultancy services to Business Development to support sales, pre-sales, and application development

Skills and Qualifications

  • Require advanced degree in a related field (i.e. ElectricalEngineering)
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in satellite communications systems engineering with knowledge in payload engineering and commanding within the aerospace industry including RF systems design, digital communications, air interface communications standards
  • Proficiency in link budgeting
  • Strong practical knowledge of systems engineering practices;
  • Confidence in working directly with potential customers, suppliers and subcontractors
  • Experience developing systems documentation, requirements, test plans and procedures, and operational procedures
  • Ability to work independently and effectively, co-coordinating tasks and responsibilities
  • Strong analytical and excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communications and inter-personal skills (written and verbal);
  • Fluency in English, other languages (particularly German or Chinese) considered an asset
  • Willingness to travel overseas

Desirable skills

  • Practical experience in the commissioning and testing of communication systems – satellite and ground based
  • Business awareness and acumen
  • Solid programming/software engineering skills with good knowledge of MATLAB, Visual Basic, python and Java programming environments

Our offer

  • Challenging job with a high degree of responsibility and creativity
  • Productive start-up work environment with flat hierarchies and flexible working hours
  • Attractive salary related to skills and experience, and a permanent position
  • Modern work environment

If you are interested in joining our team and being a part of innovating our incredible systems and services, please send us your full application with a cover letter specifically indicating your areas of interest.

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