RF Systems Engineer

  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £45.00 - £50.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Nick Wallwork

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Job / Person Specification

The successful individual will have:

* Demonstrable post-graduate experience in Communications System Engineering.
* A methodical approach to the work with sufficient commitment and drive to see the task through even where adverse conditions are encountered.
* Strong analytical skills.
* Experience of working direct with customers and will be able to demonstrate a capability of presenting ideas and concepts to the customer.
* The ability to efficiently organise and co-ordinate their work with the ability to provide innovative solutions and to communicate them.

You will have previous experience of at least one of the following:

* End-to-end communications RF system design and development
* Payload systems
* Ground terminal system design
* System design studies
* RF systems performance analysis
* End-to-end network performance analysis (capacity, QoS performance)
* Requirements analysis
* System specification development
* System sub-element specification
* RF System test strategy development and Validation, Verification and Test plan documentation
* RF Interfaces
* Functional interfaces with Management Segment, modems and complex antenna systems.

Experience Required:


A proven track record in two or more of the following:

- RF system design and implementation
- Digital and analogue communications
- Communications protocols
- RF system performance analysis
- Spread spectrum techniques
- Payload systems design and analysis
- System and sub-system specification writing
- Requirements management and tracing.


A proven track record in two or more of the following:

- SATCOM systems (spacecraft and/or ground terminals)
- Military systems (networks and applications)
- Multiple Access Protocols
- Modem systems
- RF systems

Tools/ Equipment:


PC literate, Microsoft Office.


OpNet, HP Advanced Design System, Visual Basic, NetViz, DOORS


Good honours degree in Engineering/Electronics/Science/Mathematics.