GNSS Engineer

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK), Clyde Space [CS-GNSSE]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering Telecommunications Engineering
Job type

About this job

The group AAC Clyde Space offers turnkey solutions and services from mission design to on-orbit operations, including reliable customizable satellite platforms in the range of 1 to 50 Kg and a full range of subsystems for cube and small satellites. With unrivalled flight heritage and end-to-end service, AAC Clyde Space enables customers to reach their mission goals through a single, trusted point of contact.

As GNSS technologies – particularly use of GPS – become commonplace on CubeSat missions, the need has arisen to add further expert knowledge in this area to our team. This is a full-time role for an experienced GNSS engineer who can work to deliver our next range of nanosatellite projects.


  • Provide expert knowledge of GNSS systems during the design process of future CubeSat missions, ensuring best practices are adopted in the rest of the Platform to maximise GNSS performance.
  • Support system engineering team in defining and controlling interfaces between GNSS hardware and other subsystems incorporated on future CubeSat missions.
  • Work with AOCS and Software teams to assess and improve how GNSS signals are processed and used in the onboard attitude and orbit control algorithms.
  • Continually monitor GNSS products available on the market, review specifications, and lead procurement decisions. Maintain knowledge on the state-of-the art use of GNSS technologies / products for satellite navigation.
  • Definition and ownership of a robust verification campaign for all procured GNSS products; both before and after integration into the spacecraft.
  • Support operations team during in-orbit commissioning and characterisation of spacecraft GNSS systems.
  • Lead all trouble-shooting activities to determine the root cause of any functionality or performance issues observed – on Ground or on Orbit – with our GNSS systems.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to customers with Payloads dependent upon Platform GPS data.



  • BEng, BSc or higher degree in engineering, science, or maths
  • Experience within industry with navigation systems or RF systems
  • Expert knowledge of GNSS topics – particularly GPS antenna and receiver technologies – with RF systems engineering content
  • Practical hands-on experience in the use and test of GNSS-based products
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Experience in investigating system level problems and resolving defects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the drive to complete tasks on schedule.
  • Ability to write technical documentation to a high standard.


  • In-depth knowledge of the full GNSS signal-processing chain
  • Experience in defining verification and validation procedures for a GNSS receiver
  • Experience with RF lab equipment for RF device and antenna characterization
  • A knowledge or awareness of ESA ECSS standards relating to RF

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