Hanwha Phasor

Empowering Seamless Connectivity for Satellite Communications

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          At Hanwha Phasor, we are at the forefront of pioneering enterprise-grade Electronically Steered Array (ESA) antennas for satellite communications on the move, designed to provide seamless connectivity across air, land, and sea. Our advanced technological capabilities cater to both commercial and military clientele.

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        • In June 2020, Hanwha Systems, a prominent South Korean aerospace and defense company, took a visionary step by establishing Hanwha Phasor.

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          At Hanwha Phasor, we are at the forefront of pioneering enterprise-grade Electronically Steered Array (ESA) antennas for satellite communications on the move, designed to provide seamless connectivity across air, land, and sea. Our advanced technological capabilities cater to both commercial and military clientele.

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        • Elevate your in-flight connectivity experience with our advanced aerospace solutions.

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        • Cruise into a new era of on-the-move connectivity with our revolutionary maritime communications solutions.

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          At Hanwha Phasor, our team is comprised of seasoned experts from a global array of leaders, emerging satcom talents, and everything in between. It's this exceptional diversity of skills that has propelled us to our current position.

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Principal Hardware Engineer

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We have a rare opportunity for an experienced Principal Hardware Engineer / Team Lead with Line Management experience to lead the hardware development of a novel phased array antenna system. The candidate will be part of a dynamic London-based technology company developing complex and innovative products into the aerospace and land mobile industries.

With a background in communications, commercial aerospace or SatCom Engineering, the candidate will be required to lead the hardware development for the next generation of Ku/Ka phased array Antenna platforms. You will act as technical lead and mentor for a multidisciplinary team of hardware engineers working with Software, ASIC, Antenna, Mechanical, Manufacturing and Product Engineers to deliver complex mixed-signal, electronic PCB assemblies encompassing a variety of leading-edge communication technologies.

Location: London

Technical responsibilities

  • Your primary role will be to act as technical lead of the hardware team developing the Aero platform to plan, design, verify, commission and productise board-level designs and sub-assemblies for Hanwha’s Phased Array Antenna products.
  • To take ownership of the hardware development of complex mixed-signal RF, power and embedded based designs from requirements validation, architectural and sub-system design from hardware specifications, schematics, PCB layout, bring-up, commissioning, integration and verification into systems.
  • Support the wider technical deliverables required for product development, such as lifecycle management, peer reviews, test equipment procurement and lab testing.
  • Collaborate with members of the hardware, ASIC, software, systems, mechanical and operations teams to ensure effective support of the development programmes.
  • Organise and manage hardware design reviews as appropriate with other engineering teams to ensure requirements are captured to ensure right first-time designs.
  • Provide technical leadership to the team and mentoring in areas of specialist expertise.
  • Support product design, software integration, validation and handover to production with other Engineering team members.
  • Ensure the hardware is designed to meet EMC and regulatory approvals and the requirements for volume manufacturing (DFT/DFM) in line with industry best practise.

Organisational responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Hardware and other Engineering Leads across multiple disciplines to deliver multi-disciplinary product designs and delivery to tight timescales, communicating through plans, presentations and status reports.
  • Contribute to the product development and planning process by the use of continuous improvement programs to provide time and effort estimates to project plans.
  • Contribute to the company’s long-term goals by delivering right first-time hardware designs. Actively collaborates with other teams for the greater good.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on-time and build good working relationships with cross-functional teams and external vendors, acting as a technical lead when required.
  • Take responsibility for projects and delivery to tight timescales, communicating through plans, presentations and written reports.
  • Contribute to hardware design reviews across the company when appropriate to ensure quality designs.
  • The ability to analyse and make recommendations on the trade‐offs between performance, manufacturability, cost and user experience.

Essential qualifications and skills

  • A good first or upper 2nd Class degree (BEng/MEng) in Electronic/Electrical Engineering from a leading University.
  • At least 12 years’ experience in a relevant industry delivering technically complex products in the data communications, aerospace or automotive industry. At least 8 in a design role and 4 years in a lead position with line management experience.
  • Demonstrated project management experience, technical lead and team leadership skills. Good understanding of a structured phased-gate product development process.
  • A good understanding of the complete product development process preferably for high-reliability environments, namely aerospace, defence, land or marine products.
  • Strong background in embedded system design or high frequency RF mixed signal, from concept, specification and design through to systems test, integration & manufacture.
  • Experienced in the layout of complex high-speed multi-layer PCBs, stackup constraints and controlled impedance designs. Solid knowledge of high-speed design techniques.
  • Familiar with schematic capture tools such as Altium Designer (essential) and industry standard tools for SI simulations (e.g. ADS, HyperLynx, HFSS, LTSPice).
  • A strong leader, excellent communicator, mentor, creative with good problem-solving abilities. Able to take ownership of problems and finding solutions.
  • Flexible can-do attitude. Able to adapt to a fast-moving environment


  • Designed products containing the STM32 family of MCUs would be a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of the product approvals process for commercial aerospace (DO-160G) including emissions, susceptibility, environmental.
  • Embedded software development experience in one the following C, C++, Python
  • Practical experience in the use of test equipment such as scopes, logic analysers, spectrum analysers, signal generators, power meters.

London Technology Centre:

  • Based in modern, open-plan offices in the vibrant area of Hatton Garden, with great views of the City of London from several spacious balconies with outdoor seating.
  • Excellent transport connections: Farringdon, City Thameslink and Kings Cross St Pancras overground stations within walking distance; Chancery Lane and Farringdon tube stations within a five-minute walk.
  • Showers, cycle racks, lockers and a coffee shop on site. Workspace networking and social events throughout the year.
  • With the City, Covent Garden and Embankment close by, there's plenty to do at lunchtimes and after work.
  • Leather Lane street food market is right on our doorstep, with the usual chains close by.