Senior Satcoms Systems Engineer

Luton, UK/Remote
Added: April 22, 2024

We are expanding our team and are seeking a versatile Senior Satellite Communications Systems Engineer to provide technical and commercial expertise to Telespazio’s customers. The candidate will be responsible for undertaking a variety of communications systems engineering tasks on advanced satellite communications networks and supported communications services. The successful candidate will benefit from interesting, varied and challenging work. In return, Telespazio require an excellent breadth of systems engineering knowledge and experience. Ideally the successful candidate is expected to have acquired some specialisms and so will be expected to demonstrate experience of many – although not necessarily all – of the following skills, experience and responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Experience of working as an integral part of a highly focused team
  • Good customer-facing and communication skills with ability to produce and present clear, concise and unambiguous presentations to customers and other clients
  • Strong analytical skills, the ability to identify key issues and to solve day-to-day challenges and issues
  • Proven ability to develop innovative solutions to defined problems

Skills, Character and Experience


  • Minimum of 5-10 years relevant experience
  • Graduate with a good Honours or Masters degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Space System Engineering, Electronics, Communications); equivalent qualifications and/or experience can be considered as an alternative
  • Experience in satcoms systems engineering with a knowledge of system design, ground segment design, satellite operations and payload engineering
  • Experience in IP networking, protocols and security of data
  • Thorough understanding of communications systems and associated engineering concepts
  • Strong practical knowledge of systems engineering practices from requirements engineering through design/development and on to VV&T
  • Experience in developing requirements systems design documentation, test plans and procedures and operational procedures
  • Knowledge of software development environments, languages and methodologies
  • Proven track record of identifying and solving problems


  • Chartered Engineer or equivalent
  • Practical experience in the commissioning and testing of satellite systems (satellite and ground based)
  • Familiarity with OSS/BSS technology and the use in management and reporting of communications networks
  • Experience in assessment/development of security architectures in a communications systems and/or military communications networks ` Senior Satcoms Systems Engineer Agility in Communications
  • Experience of software development environments, languages (Python, Java) and methodologies (Agile, DevOps)
  • Knowledge of optical, 5G and/or Quantum technologies