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

 

Test Facilities Technician

Working within the operations team, you will collaborate with the engineering product development teams to maintain, repair and develop our RF test facilities.

The role will be based primarily at the company’s London office but periodic travel to an offsite testing facility in Essex and Cambridge will be required.

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

  • Assist the systems engineering team to maintain RF test facilities while continuously improving design, test and calibration methods
  • Support antenna systems field testing for internal and external customer demonstrations
  • Periodically calibrate and self-check test equipment and record the findings in the relevant database
  • Work with systems, hardware and other engineering departments to resolve test equipment issues
  • Provide regular status updates to the team leader and other departments when required

Organisational responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for own projects and delivery to tight timescales, communicating plans and reporting progress and status
  • Assist group projects with peers and sub-contractors when required
  • Maximise availability of test solutions to the wider engineering team via proactive maintenance of test set-ups

Essential qualifications and skills

  • 3+ years’ experience in RF and terrestrial communications
  • Experience of RF system and integration of test equipment
  • Competent practical experience in test equipment including scopes, spectrum analysers, PNAs, VNAs, signal generators, power meters
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • A willingness to learn

Desirable

  • Experience operating mechanical handling systems (e.g., turntables, cranes, conveyors, etc).
  • Hands-on use of RF communication systems and their principles (VHF, UHF and SATCOM).
  • Experience supporting product development teams with SATCOM antennas (preferably Ku and/or Ka band).
  • Proficient use of hand tools



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