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Space Systems Engineer

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MDA Space
Place
Stevenage, UK
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Added: March 26, 2024
For those who dream of advancing our space in the Universe and on Earth, we’ll take you there.

Serving the world from our Canadian home and our global offices, MDA is an international space mission partner and robotics & space operations, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 50-year story of firsts on and above the Earth. Today, we're leading the charge towards viable Moon colonies, enhanced Earth observation, communication in a hyper-connected world, and more.

We’re fueled by a pioneering spirit that carries us beyond. And together we enable highly skilled people to continually push boundaries and tackle big challenges requiring solutions that endure and inspire.

Building the space between proven and possible, MDA Space (TSX:MDA) is a trusted mission partner to the global space industry. A robotics, satellite systems and Geointelligence pioneer with a 55-year+ story of world firsts and more than 450 missions, MDA Space is a global leader in communications satellites, Earth and space observation, and space exploration and infrastructure. The MDA Space team of more than 3,000 space experts in Canada, the US and the UK has the knowledge and know-how to turn an audacious customer vision into an achievable mission – bringing to bear a one-of-a-kind mix of experience, engineering excellence and wide-eyed wonder that’s been in our DNA since day one. For those who dream big and push boundaries on the ground and in the stars to change the world for the better, we’ll take you there.

Are you ready to launch the next stage of your career in the new space economy? We would love to hear from you!

MDA’s international footprint in the UK creates opportunities to work with some of the most exciting space industrial players in the country. Delivering all three business area capabilities in Geointelligence, Robotics & Space Operations, and Satellite Systems, our UK team provides support to our European-based customers while specializing in the development of advanced space sensors for exploration missions as well as space-based communication technology. As our presence grows overseas, so does our need for new ambitious team players to help us advance our place in the Universe and beyond.

Responsibilities

  • Generate system, sub-system and product and software level requirements, specifications and interface definitions
  • Perform payload design trade-offs
  • Analyze system level performance requirements to allocated subsystems/components requirement
  • Enable technology maturation and risk reduction plans for critical payload elements and satellite subsystems
  • Support business development and proposal activities for multiple payload programs and customers
  • Conduct specification trade-off negotiations with customers and engineers
  • Responsible for the design to meet the specifications and where there are discrepancies negotiate and resolve them with customers
  • Provide in-orbit operational support

Required Skills

  • Degree in relevant engineering or related field. Master’s degree or Doctorate preferred
  • Proven ability to develop and analyze technical requirements, perform trade studies, conduct major design reviews (e.g. EQSR, PDR, CDR, DRB, etc.) and allocate functions down to subsystems and hardware/software
  • Ability to write proposals to RFIs, including developing presentations to describe the technical approach in a clear manner
  • 3-5+ years of experience with satellite communications technologies, beneficial to understand technologies such as; phased array antennas, digital processing, DVBS2X standard, beam hopping, link budgets
  • Extensive end-to-end satellite communications payload design experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with customers, management, and peers
  • Experience of working with ESA processes and projects would be highly beneficial

We’re a dream team of purpose-driven, collaborative and passionate people, and we are constantly looking for others to join #TeamMDA to ignite new and innovative approaches to problem-solving that push us forward to improve life on and above Earth. If you’re excited to expand our place in space and driven to inspire the next generation, we’ll take you there.

We have entered a new era of exploration and development, and MDA welcomes all who yearn to suit up and be part of it. An equal opportunity employer prizing diversity, integrity and collaboration, we are committed to growing MDA’s leadership in this next golden age.

Comments/Special Considerations

We are required to conduct a BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standard) screening in which we will check your:

  • Right to work: To confirm that you are entitled to take up the position as well as check your nationality and immigration status
  • Identity: Full ID check
  • Criminal records: Basic Disclosure
  • Employment history check: Confirmation of past three years of employment (minimum) history/activity

Benefits Statement

MDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at all locations. As a team member of MDA, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection through competitive health care including; private healthcare, disability income protection, life insurance, pension plan; and an employee assistance program. We also have a Hybrid work model in place, for a better work/life balance.

Equal Opportunity Statement

MDA is an equal opportunity employer prizing diversity and inclusion. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. If you require assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please feel free to notify us.

COVID Statement

COVID-19 Hiring Update: Strengthening our workforce is more important than ever to meet our customers’ mission-critical needs. We are continuing to hire many talented people, and we are closely monitoring COVID-19 to ensure safe hiring practices are used. This includes limiting onsite candidate interviews and prioritizing video interviews.

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