Lead RF Engineer

Harwell-Oxford, United Kingdom (UK), Open Cosmos [OC-LRFE]

Field(s) of expertise
Telecommunications Engineering Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

You will be joining Open Cosmos’ satellite development team in Harwell-Oxford (UK) and will be responsible to deliver communication module and RF related designs to be embarked into our satellites.

You will enjoy

  • Working with a team of people to build the future of a new space industry
  • Working at one of the world’s leading space campuses
  • 25 days holidays + 8 bank holidays
  • Attractive Pension Scheme & Immediate enrolment
  • Healthy snacks and pick’n’mix sweets at the office
  • Social clubs organised by the team – so far we’ve got Run Club, Paella Club, ice-skating Club and Thirsty Club – suggest something new?
  • Remote working as per company policy
  • Working from home as per company policy
  • Annual Salary Review


  • Design, simulation, verification and validation of PCB schematics and layout
  • Design communication RF systems and high speed digital circuit design
  • Execute design validation and assist with design qualification
  • Support systems and mission analysis engineers by performing system level tasks related to link budgets, data budgets, networking
  • Develop embedded software required for the communications module
  • Plan and execute testing of RF systems and satellites
  • Documentation
  • Work independently and under pressure
  • Take initiative and work in a self-driven manner
  • Embrace challenge and work outside of the comfort zone
  • Commit to fulfill customer requirements and expectations


  • Proven industrial experience in product engineering. To have developed several products, seen full cycle including functional and environmental testing involvement
  • >7 years experience in RF design, SDR
  • Experience in assembly, integration and test of high reliability systems (aerospace, automotive…)
  • Experience in EMC testing
  • Extensive knowledge of manufacturing processes to aid design for manufacturing
  • Experience managing communication with suppliers
  • Quick to learn and teach
  • Attention to detail
  • Honesty, openness and self awareness
  • Pro-active

Nice to have

  • Experience in the space sector
  • Space systems engineer experience
  • Supply chain network

For information on how the personal data in your application is processed, please see the Open Cosmos Privacy Policy.