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

 

Systems Development Engineer

An RF Antenna Systems Engineer is required to take a key role in the product development of Phased Array SatCom antenna systems. Providing system development, integration and testing for RF antennas with a focus on hands-on experimental system development and validation. The role provides opportunities to develop technical expertise in antenna systems and associated RF test facilities and methods.

The ideal candidate will feel comfortable owning test facilities and system development; from concept, through to technical modelling, lab verification and field testing on operational satellite links. Collaborating with other engineering teams to provide guidance and feedback on system performance will be key.

The small and dynamic nature of the engineering team allows for this role to span multiple aspects of the product development lifecycle, providing excellent development opportunities in a fast paced, agile, environment.

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

  • 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.
  • Develop methods and engineering software to improve testing and analysis.
  • Contribute to the improvement of RF test facilities, design, test methods and quality.
  • Characterise and analyse the antenna system performance on both near field and far field RF test ranges
  • 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 group projects with peers and subcontractors.

Essential qualifications and skills

  • A good first or Upper 2nd Class degree (BEng/MEng) in Engineering or equivalent work-based qualifications.
  • 1-3+ 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.
  • Experience of systems integration, systems testing and systems verification & validation.

Desirable

  • Postgraduate Engineering Degree or Undergraduate Engineering Masters Degree.
  • Design and analysis of complex electro-mechanical systems.
  • Electronic PCB and mechanical integration.
  • Competent practical experience in the use of test equipment such as scopes, spectrum analysers, PNAs, VNAs, signal generators, power meters.
  • 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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