Space RF & Communications Engineer

At Alén Space, we are looking for you to support us, with vision and passion, to develop space missions, helping companies and institutions to deploy their business in space, designing, manufacturing, and operating small satellites.

A team always ready to help you, and we offer flexibility of schedules, the possibility of teleworking and team-building activities and you will find the cocktail that makes Alén Space the perfect place to enjoy and develop as a professional.

Our deal contents some requirements for candidates:

  • We offer a full-time contract.
  • Location: Vigo area (Spain).
  • Starting date: Immediate.

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About the Role

The candidate will be integrated in the Electronics Development Area. This area is in charge of the design of electronic devices and products for the space segment, ground segment as well as support tools (GSE), with a strong focus on radio systems. She or he will be responsible for the design and verification of new RF products (software define radios, amplifiers, etc.) as well as provide technical analysis to asses communication system performance and develop new concepts and architectures. The following tasks will be assigned to the candidate:

  • Provide communication theory expertise including assessment of payloads, terminals and ground station
  • High level design of radio elements: amplifiers, filters, mixers, etc.
  • Design of PCBs for RF devices.
  • Functional and electrical verification of developed devices.
  • Provide technical analysis and simulation to assess communication system performance and to developing
    the next generation of communication architectures requirements.
  • Assess the performance of satellite and ground systems and communications links.
  • Analysis of radio frequency interference between systems to assure their compatibility.
  • Support to systems engineering team regarding identification of new communications concepts and architectures.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

The candidate must have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Electronics, Telecommunication or equivalent engineering degree.

The required experience and skills are:

  • The applicant must be fluent in English.
  • More than 2 years of relevant experience in RF components and PCB design up to 12GHz.
  • Strong background in communications and electronics systems.
  • Experience in simulation of RF devices.
  • Experience in communication system parameters verification (Noise figure, sensitivity, channel selectivity, BER, isolation, mutual interference, phase noise, intermodulation EVM, IP3, OIP3, etc.).
  • Proficiency in operation and maintenance of RF instrumentation equipment.

It will be also desirable the following qualifications and skills:

  • Experience in testing according to quality standards (ECSS desired) and international certifications.
  • Knowledge in design of RF components above 12GHz (Ku to Ka band).
  • Experience in Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing.
  • Theoretical understanding of space communications concepts.
  • Knowledge of international radio regulations (ITU).
  • Knowledge of antenna design theory.

The applicant must have good communication skills and must be able to work autonomously in an effective manner, while cooperating in a potentially international and culturally diverse team.

Moreover, the applicant must have good analytical, organizational, and reporting skills; together with a proactive attitude to solve problems individually and an interest in technology development.

Notice: The applicant must be eligible to work and live in the EU.

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