Interoperable, ultra-low profile, high-gain satcom on the move

 

Senior Systems Development Engineer

Deliver the integration and development of product features to meet the system requirements.

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

  • 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.
  • Plan and perform RF testing and Antenna level functional tests of pre-production hardware sub-assemblies and system software.
  • Develop, test and improve mathematical algorithms for the system operation.
  • Identify opportunities, develop methods and produce engineering software to improve testing and analysis.
  • Take ownership of RF test facilities, continuously improving the design, test methods and quality.
  • Characterise, analyse and provide insight on system performance for both near field and far field RF test ranges.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring in areas of specialist expertise.
  • Assist the wider engineering team to design the system architecture, functionality and requirements.
  • 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.

Essential qualifications and 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 systems and mechanical integration of RF products (GHz range), with integration of equipment for development testing.
  • Competent practical experience in the use of test equipment such as scopes, spectrum analysers, PNAs, VNAs, signal generators, power meters.

Desirable

Experience in:

  • 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.



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.


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