ASIC Engineering Director
Hanwha Phasor, the inventor of the ultra-low profile active electronically steered phased array (AESA) for mobile satcom, is looking for an ambitious ASIC Engineering Director. Your primary role is to build, nurture and inspire a team. At the same time, you may relish the opportunity to raise your profile, becoming a world authority in this ground-breaking application of phased array technology for communications on the move.
You will lead a band of integrated circuit engineers working in advanced high-speed RF at millimetre wave. Because they are ASIC people, they are hungry to learn and largely motivated by the ability to win their technology spurs. Accordingly, you will possess the technical authority to guide their efforts, always ready to explore new ideas whether they come from young postgraduates or senior principal engineers and technical fellows.
You will create a vibrant environment in which ideas are freely and regularly exchanged, ready to deliver the ‘Holy Grail’ of ASIC design for mobile satcom phased arrays: minimal power consumption. You will know that this prize comes with the challenges of meeting extremely tight specifications across noise figures, linearity and bandwidth at high frequencies.
And the frequencies your team will be required to work at will become higher. Hanwha Phasor will launch its build-standard Ku-band aero product in 2025 to meet the demand for connectivity with low-earth orbiting constellations and we are already planning our eighth-generation circuit, this time for Ka band.
The team has always been small but its achievements have been in inverse proportion to its size, its efforts judged world-class by external auditors. Now we need to create new momentum and resilience. You will be empowered to protect this legacy and then build on it, expanding the team from a global pool to over 20 talented individuals.
While you will experience a refreshing level of autonomy, you will have plenty of support. Our in-house ASIC capability is regarded by Hanwha Systems, the parent of Hanwha Phasor, as a critical differentiator from commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) chips that will be adopted by our competitors. It is fully committed to the development of advanced ASICS in-house in the UK, which is a core element of its well-financed, five-year business plan.
Look up and lock on to a bigger future, fast
As the original disruptors in solid-state satcom-on-the-move antenna, Hanwha Phasor is rewriting the book on phased arrays. It’s one of the toughest challenges in satcom. And, so far, we are the only team to demo multi-axis capability in real world conditions.
Now we’re closing in our goal: active electronically-steered antennas (AESA) for super-fast, super-reliable connectivity—GEO, of course, but LEO, MEO and HEO too.
Our inventive combination of digital and analogue architectures enables highest performance gain for lowest power and lowest profile, while our modular approach enables configurable apertures for the full range of enterprise customers on the move – in the air, on land or at sea.
Backed by Hanwha Systems, the Korean technology giant with a growing presence in global satcom, we are attracting formidable partners: we have appointed a world-class, global manufacturing partner, and two of the world’s best FABs are working on our chips.
So, what does that mean for you? All the fast-paced opportunity you’d expect from a challenger, plus the systems, processes and investment you’d want from an established industry leader.