Senior Satcom System Engineer

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sapienza Consulting [NSSR1826]

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

About this job

Sapienza Consulting has a long successful heritage within the space sector of over 25 years and has established ourselves as a leading provider of workforce, engineering services and software solutions to Space and Defence. Not only have we been critical to the success of over 50 ESA space missions but Sapienza has also helped to scale dozens of other SpaceTech and Satcom businesses around the world.

We are working closely with one of our more established Satcom customers who are currently seeking a senior systems engineer who can perform Satcoms system engineering activities within the systems engineering section. Many expats are drawn to the UAE as a result of the tax-free lifestyle on offer and for those on an international wage the standard of living is very high. Private education facilities, fantastic shopping and numerous entertainment options make this an interesting and enjoyable place in which to raise your family. Our customer would provide full relocation assistance for the successful candidate.


Developing Procurement Specifications :

Support the development of the specifications for all space segment and ground segment procurement processes, in coordination with the other sections in the engineering department, broadband operations department, commercial division and other stakeholders.

Link Analysis:

Keep up to date with developments in communication systems technology, assessing new modulation and coding methods, error correcting techniques and access methods.

Carry out link analyses, capacity analyses, and perform availability studies.  Support system optimisation efforts for our systems.

Have detailed understanding of satellite, ground station, and user terminal performance parameters for fixed and mobile services to analyse the communication links in various RF bands.

Create user friendly software models of system analyses that can be used by various departments within the company for the purpose of mission planning and optimization.

This work will also require closely monitoring ITU recommendations and following ITU working groups.

Management  Reports :

Consolidate accurate management reports to provide timely feedback to management for monitoring the progress of procurement transactions and operations.


  • MSc in Mobile & Satellite Communications, Electrical Engineering or similar
  • Minimum 7 years experience working within satellite communications
  • In-depth understanding of satellite communications at both space & ground/service segments
  • Previous experience with Link Budget Analysis
  • Must be open to fully relocate to the UAE

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