Satellite Communications Engineer

  • Job Reference: BSP406041
  • Date Posted: 5 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Bluestream People
  • Location: Newbury, Berkshire
  • Salary: £38,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Engineering, Engineering > Electronic / Electrical, Satellite, Engineering > Systems, Engineering > Communications Systems
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Mike
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  • Telephone: 01235838868

Job Description

As Satellite Communications Engineer you will be supporting both the R&D activities and ongoing customer operations of the company on the satellite communications for GEO and Non-GEO links with applications.

As Satellite Communications Engineer you will be involved in the development of algorithms and satellite communication software modules used to ensure the highest quality R&D and a high degree of engagement with customers to ensure core algorithms meet their needs.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include

  • Supporting the Company’s satellite network design activities with GEO and Non-GEO constellations by carrying out system design projects using our software tools 
  • Developing prototype solutions on Non-GEO constellations to be integrated as features in products 
  • Analysing requirements for both GEO and Non-GEO systems
  • Conducting research on system design for both GEO and Non-GEO links
  • Running and developing link budgets and with orbit calculations
  • Calculating Non-GEO orbits to be used in the design of Non-GEO Satellite Communication systems
  • Supporting the writing of research proposals and technical part of commercial proposals
  • Working in multi-disciplinary teams to prepare and review user stories and tasks
  • Providing, as part of a team, 24/7 customer support

Experience required

  • Be educated to BSc or higher in Electrical Engineer or other relevant field or equivalent
  • Previous commercial experience in similar role
  • Strong commercial experience in software development in Python
  • Good understanding of satellite communications and telecommunication systems
  • Experience of using link budgets and with orbit calculations
  • Understanding of atmospheric propagation and ITU-R recommendations

Rewards/Benefits include

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


Our client is an innovative telecommunication solutions, who are at the forefront in improving satellite network reliability and service.

Link Budgets | GEO | Non-GEO | ITU-R | Python | Satellite Communications | Telecommunication Systems | SatCom | Orbit Calculations


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