Lead Systems Engineer - 5G

  • Job Reference: BSP406272
  • Date Posted: 20 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Bluestream Recruitment
  • Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £60,000 to £75,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Pro rata
  • Sector: Engineering, Engineering > Electronic / Electrical, Space, Engineering > Systems, Engineering > Communications Systems, Engineering > VSAT
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Belinda
  • Email: info@bluestreampeople.co.uk
  • Telephone: 01235838568

Job Description

As Lead Systems Engineer  you will be part of a global satellite systems company at the forefront of technology

As Lead Systems Engineer  you will be working with various systems engineering groups internally and externally to the business, building a robust and informative trade analysis with a clear and well-structured set of conclusions and recommendations.

 Your day-to-day responsibilities will include

  • Generating systems level requirements, specifications and interface definitions.
  • Performing system design trade-offs
  • Analysing system level performance requirements to allocated sub-system/component requirement
  • Developing a system/payload CONOPs and architecture with particular focus on the on-board processor and software for the system.
  • Defining the requirements for the on-board processor and assess how it could be develop with particular emphasis on maximising the utility of existing solutions and technology (e.g. IP from existing modem development, mixed signal IP, commonality with existing chip architectures etc)
  • Enable technology maturation and risk reduction plans for critical system elements including ground infrastructure and satellite subsystems
  • Support business development and proposal activities for multiple customers and partners
  • Conduct specification trade-off negotiations with customers, partners, engineers and working groups

Experience required

  • Be educated to MSc/PhD level or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Maths, Physics or other relevant subject
  • Developing and analysing E2E system requirements, perform trade studies breaking down the complete system into the constituent parts and solutions
  • Writing proposals to RFI/RFP’s, including developing presentations to describe the technical approach in a clear manner
  • Strong commerical experience with satellite communications technologies.
  • Extensive end-to-end satellite communications system design experience
  • Good commercial experience of the 5G NR stack and various architectural splits, including ORAN and SCF
  • Good knowledge of 5G systems, including the core network
  • Previous experience working with government departments/agencies and groups such as ESA etc.

Rewards/Benefits include

  • Competitive base salary
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days) + 8 days Bank Holiday
  • Life insurance and long-term sick pay
  • Private healthcare


Our client is a leading global space mission partner, working across satellite systems who are pushing the boundaries to tackle big challenges with innovative and pioneering solutions. Company is continually growing which opens up opportunities to develop your career further.

ECSS | RFI / RFP | E2E Systems | 5G | 5G NR Track | RF | Satellite Communications | Satellite Systems | ORAN | SCF | CONOPS


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