Senior Systems Design Engineer (Modem Integration)

  • Date Added: May 20th, 2021

Deliver the antenna modem interface design and integration to meet a broad range of satellite network and electronically steered array requirements.

Technical Responsibilities: 

  • Plan and perform RF testing and functional tests related to satellite network modems and the associated antenna interfaces.
  • Assist in the design and development of the antenna system to enable operation with a range of satellite network modems.
  • Identify opportunities, develop methods and produce engineering software to improve testing and analysis.
  • Take ownership of modem test facilities, continuously improving the design, test methods and quality.
  • Characterise, analyse and provide insight on system performance for all modem related attributes.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring in areas of specialist expertise.
  • Assist the wider engineering team to design the system architecture, functionality and requirements.
  • Understand the customer needs to support design decisions and interpret requirements effectively.
  • Maintain a good understanding of key customer deliverables, alerting the team to possible risks and opportunities.
  • 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 own projects and delivery to tight timescales, communicating through plans, presentations and written reports.
  • Lead small engineering teams and subcontractors for design, analysis and testing.
  • 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.
  • 3-5+ years in systems, RF and antenna product design.
  • Experience of set up and maintenance of satellite hub systems and integration of remote modems with antenna equipment. Experience with adaptive TDMA, DVB-2SX and OpenAMIP.
  • Competent practical experience in the use of test equipment such as scopes, spectrum analysers, PNAs, VNAs, signal generators, power meters.


  • 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

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