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Principal Satellite System Architect

Hanwha Phasor is currently recruiting Principal Satellite System Architect to lead the design activities of satellite phased array antenna for communication satellites. This is a senior role that requires extensive experience in satellite antenna and transceiver design.

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.

Technical responsibilities

  • Analyse and develop product and technical requirements from customers.
  • Perform trade studies and system design to create top-level system requirement.
  • Perform internal and external design reviews to ensure that requirements are captured and implemented correctly in system design.
  • Develop test campaigns that validate and verify the system design.
  • Create comprehensive responses to RFIs/RFPs, including developing presentations to describe the technical approach in a clear manner.

Organisational responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with the antenna, hardware and software teams to define system requirement down to subsystems and hardware/software level.
  • Work collaboratively with a project manager to create high level plan covering design, development, testing and manufacturing according to the satellite design lifecycle.
  • Coach and mentor less experienced satellite system engineers.
  • Actively promote best practices in system engineering.

Essential qualifications and skills

  • Extensive experience in communications satellite design lifecycle, e.g., the European Space Agency ECSS-E-ST-10C.
  • Extensive experience in multi-beam satellite phased array antenna design.
  • Extensive experience in satellite RF front-end design.
  • Experience with satellite communications technologies, such as link budgets, beam hopping, etc.


  • Experience in multi-beam satellite phased array antenna design in X and Ka-band.
  • Experience in satellite RF front-end design in X and Ka-band.

All the benefits you'd expect from an industry leader

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • Life insurance at 4X annual salary
  • Flexible working
  • 25 days' holiday (plus recognised public holidays) and holiday purchase scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Training – continuing professional development to enable our people to succeed
  • Private Medical Insurance (PMI)
  • WeCare – access to 24/7 online GP

Overseas candidates welcome, generous relocation package

  • Sponsorship available on some roles – check vacancies
  • Visa application support and advice for you and your dependants
    • Full access to immigration consultant to assist with application process
    • Visa fees paid in full for employee + up to three dependants
  • Immigration health surcharge (IHS) covered for employee and up to three dependants for the length of the visa
  • Interest-free loans for employees with no prior UK residency – to help with essential purchases on arrival
  • Ongoing advice, support group and buddy scheme with other employees who have recently moved to the UK

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.

For further information on how to future-proof your satcom solution, contact us here