Senior Systems Engineer

United Kingdom, United Kingdom (UK), Sapienza Consulting [TM - 1808]

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

About this job

This is your chance to join an expanding SatComs team, as an experienced Senior Systems Engineer you will provide technical and commercial expertise that are necessary to ensure mission success.

You will be responsible for undertaking a variety of communications systems engineering tasks on advanced satellite communications networks and supported communications services. The successful candidate will benefit from interesting, varied and challenging work.

Ideally, you will be experienced in some – although not all – of the skills and responsibilities


  • Carry out modelling and establish and validate requirements for satellites networks based on end user needs
  • End-to-end communications design and development incorporating RF systems, IP networks, OSS/BSS technology and development
  • Requirements analysis and assessment of supplier solutions to meet communications systems requirements
  • Communications system test strategy development and VV&T plan documentation and test execution in either ground or in-orbit test environments
  • Ground segment engineering/terminal design and development
  • Communications payload engineering design and test
  • Preparation of concept of operations and service delivery documentation
  • Experience of working as an integral part of a highly focused team
  • Good customer-facing and communication skills with ability to produce and present clear, concise and unambiguous presentations to customers and other clients
  • Strong analytical skills, the ability to identify key issues and to solve day-to-day challenges and issues
  • Proven ability to develop innovative solutions to defined problems


  • Minimum of 5-10 years relevant experience
  • Graduate with a good Honours or Masters degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Space System Engineering, Electronics, Communications); equivalent qualifications and/or experience can be considered as an alternative
  • Experience in satcoms systems engineering with a knowledge of system design, ground segment design, satellite operations and payload engineering
  • Experience in IP networking, protocols and security of data
  • Thorough understanding of communications systems and associated engineering concepts
  • Strong practical knowledge of systems engineering practices from requirements engineering through design/development and on to VV&T
  • Experience in developing requirements systems design documentation, test plans and procedures and operational procedures
  • Knowledge of software development environments, languages and methodologies
  • Proven track record of identifying and solving problems

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