Telecommuncation Systems Engineer (Contractor)

Harwell, United Kingdom (UK), Satellite Applications Catapult [100020]

Field(s) of expertise
Telecommunications Engineering
Job type

About this job

We’re looking for highly motivated and experienced telecommunications engineers to help us develop state of the art telecommunication systems or work on ground breaking technology in the field of satellite or terrestrial network.

You’ll be involved throughout the development cycle which will include the evaluation of new technologies, development of new products and ground-breaking novel concepts. We’re looking for someone who can apply a thorough engineering approach, is logical, proactive and innovative. The role will require design, test, review skills. It’ll be important to integrate effectively with the other team members, be able to break projects down into stages with clear deliverables/dependencies and deliver project work to committed timescales.


  • Support system or network design, definition or development
  • Support the creation of new proposals or bid
  • Input into product or project definition phases.
  • Technical lead on major projects or technology Proof of concepts
  • Supplier engagement as technical lead , supplier or subcontractor selection.
  • Support documentation (HLD, LLD, Function spec’s or test plans)


The right candidate should have electronics engineering degree (or similar) and 10+ years industry experience in systems design. Your knowledge will specifically include work on Satellite network operating in L, S, Ku, Ka band and terrestrial network e.g. 3G, 4G or 5G. Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN),Internet of Things (IoT).

A key requirement of this role will be your technical knowledge and experience gained in one or more of the specific market verticals e.g. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), e-Health, Agritech or Smart City with previous expertise working for a network operator or equipment supplier.

  • Extensive knowledge of telecommunication network both terrestrial and satellite network
  • Experience with software design network or network function virtualization
  • Knowledge of IP routing on major vendor equipment Cisco / Juniper or Huawei
  • Functional Testing, performance Analysis at both system or subsystem level.
  • Use of simulation or emulation tools e.g Matlab, Simulink, Opnet, NetScout or Wireshark

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