Lead Systems Design Engineer

  • Date Added: May 20th, 2021

Lead the systems level design and analysis for electronically steered antenna arrays, specify systems requirements and managing design compliance throughout the engineering development lifecycle.

Technical Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the Systems Design Authority, and as a delegate Systems Design Authority when required, to develop existing system architecture designs and derive new designs to meet future product requirements.
  • Deliver system level modelling and analysis to predict performance to system requirement specifications, on your own and through leadership of others.
  • Own system level requirement specifications, working with the wider engineering team and Systems Design Authority to capture and derive the requirements flow-down from product level to engineering functions.
  • Produce documentation, specifications and reports to an excellent standard to support quality assurance.
  • Characterise, analyse and provide insight on system performance for key RF and digital parameters.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring in areas of specialist expertise.
  • Lead the wider engineering team to design the system architecture, functionality and requirements when required.
  • Understand the customer needs to support design decisions and interpret the impact of customer requirements on system level specifications.
  • Lead customer engineering liaison and delivery of customer design activities, managing possible risks and opportunities when required.
  • Support the wider technical deliverables required for product development, such as lifecycle management, methods development, peer reviews, procurement support and lab testing

Organisational Responsibilities:

  • Work with the engineering teams across multiple disciplines to integrate technology requirements into the systems, software, electrical and RF design.
  • Take responsibility for multi-disciplinary engineering projects and delivery to tight timescales, communicating through plans, presentations and written reports.
  • Management of small engineering teams and subcontractors for design, analysis, testing and manufacturing.
  • The role will be primarily based at the company’s London office, but periodic travel to an offsite testing facility in Essex will be required.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvements associated with the product development lifecycle. Author and maintain processes as required.

Qualifications & Skills:


  • A good first or Upper 2nd Class degree (BEng/MEng) in Engineering or equivalent work-based qualifications.
  • 8+ years in systems, RF and antenna product design
  • Experience of systems design and integration of RF products (GHz range), from early concept through to development testing.
  • Competent practical experience of RF system integration and testing. 


  • Postgraduate Engineering Degree or Undergraduate Engineering Masters Degree
  • Design and analysis of complex electro-mechanical systems 
  • Electronic PCB and mechanical integration.
  • Product development of SatCom antennas (preferably Ku and/or Ka) with RF Test Chamber and field testing experience.
  • Software development using MATLAB, Python, C++ and Visual Basic
  • Requirements derivation and management using recognised systems engineering tools
  • Failure mode and effect analysis applied to system functional behaviour

Our Office:

Hanwha Phasor Ltd’s Technology Centre is based in modern, open plan offices with great views, in the vibrant area of Hatton Garden, London.  

For transport we have excellent connections, with Farringdon, City Thameslink and Kings Cross St Pancras over ground stations within walking distance, and Chancery Lane and Farringdon tube stations within a 5-minute walk.

There are showers, cycle racks, lockers and a coffee shop on site. A number of networking and social events run throughout the year.

We are within easy walking distance of the City, Covent Garden and Embankment – there’s plenty to do at lunchtimes and after work.

Leather Lane food market is right on our doorstep with a range of diverse food on offer. The usual chains are also close by, so we really are spoilt for choice.


Hanwha Phasor offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • Life insurance at 4x salary
  • WeCare – access to 24/7 online GP
  • 25 days holiday (plus recognised public holidays) and holiday purchase scheme
  • Flexible working 
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme