Payload Systems Engineer

Posted 9 hours ago

Payload Systems Engineer – ADS Model

Portsmouth (Flexible to work from home but will have to attend site)

12 months

£market rates

Technical Knowledge

Extended experience with modeling software used in the context of end-to-end RF communication chains

As a priority: ADS

Desirable: Matlab/Simulink; SystemVue, and/or any other relevant tool.

Experience with Programming languages such as Python, Visual Basic, C, etc.

Good exposure to Microwave/RF Technologies

Knowledge of satellite communication system architecture, and minimal understanding of equipment fitted to the Satellite Payload (e.g. Receivers, Converters, Amplifiers, Waveguides, Processors, and Antennas)

Good understanding of RF communication signal design techniques (e.g. modulation, encoding, filtering)

Solid theoretical background on digital communications and proven ability to apply the theory to solve practical problems


Effective analytical skills and interpersonal skills

Effective presentation skills for articulating complex subjects to unfamiliar audiences

Main Responsibilities

Understand or interpret projects’ requirements

In line with the emergence of new payload architectures requiring the modelling of new subsystems for which the existing standard modelling tools are not suitable (multi-port amplifiers; processors; active antenna; etc.).

Take part to the definition of the development roadmap for an end-to-end model which might encompass elements developed in other entities / other sites

Take direct ownership for the development of models relying on the relevant software solution:

Liaise with the system engineering team / architect to confirm and formalise requirements

Implement model / code and produce associated documentation

Take part to the Validation activities

Support the deployment / use of the model by the project team

Support preparation of any relevant presentation illustrating modes of operation and/or results obtained (at the attention of the project team or of the customer)

Support any training (internal or of the customer)

Join and support the ‘system modelling pool’ of allocated engineers

Take part to team meetings

Contribute to the adoption of standard development practice

Take an active role in identifying and possibly leading process improvements in the area of payload system modelling

Additional Responsibilities

Occasionally, the role might require first hand involvement in the generation of RF analysis of payload performance; the compilation of written reports or analysis documentation and possibly the presentation of the analysis data to the customer (in the context of customers’ gate reviews: PDR; BDR; CDR; etc.)

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