RF Systems Engineer

We seek a contract RF SYSTEMS ENGINEER to be based in Portsmouth

The successful individual will have:

  • Demonstrable post-graduate ability 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.
  • Proven ability 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.

Key tasks will involve one or more 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.



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

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 is desirable:

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

Tool Knowledge of OpNet, HP Advanced Design System, Visual Basic, NetViz, DOORS is desired.