Senior Communications Systems Engineer

United Kingdom (UK), Satellite Applications Catapult [CAT-SCSE]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

We’re on the lookout for a Senior Communications Systems Engineer to undertake the design, development and integration of a dual satellite-terrestrial communication terminal prototype! The role requires a strong knowledge of modern digital architectures for satellite and cellular networks, spanning IP, baseband and RF technology.


  • Working closely with senior experts to define, design and demonstrate end-end system architecture for wireless communications systems.
  • Lead prototype technology development, lab integration, and lab testing activities
  • Management of the system engineering processes, flow-down and re-formulation of user and system-level technical requirements to sub-system and component level, system modelling and simulation, generation of test plan and system level procedures.
  • Produce technical documentation in support of work carried out
  • Plan/structure own work and report to Senior Lead Architect Engineer


  • Master Degree in Electronics/Telecommunications Engineering or Physics
  • Strong knowledge in communications architectures, waveforms and protocols (3GPP, DVB-S2/RCS), including IP networking, terrestrial communications (LTE) and/or satellite communications.
  • Strong knowledge in communications systems hardware, software and systems development.
  • Good knowledge in RF Engineering for Mobile Terrestrial and Satellite Communications
  • Good knowledge in Network Engineering (IP, TCP/UDP, Routing, Switching, etc..)
  • Experience with embedded systems, signal processing, and software engineering techniques.
  • Ability to build accurate mathematical models to characterise and simulate system performance for innovative concepts
  • Ability to perform technical analysis and produce technical reports
  • Capable of innovative thinking.
  • Motivated, driven, fast learner
  • Be able to Report/presentation writing skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of teams and to undertake tasks unsupervised by managing own workload


  • At least 5 years (preferably 10 years) experience in communications system engineering role


  • Matlab/Octave

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