Senior Aerospace System Engineer (w/m)

Berlin, Germany
Dec 08, 2018
Jan 07, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
KLEO Connect GmbH is a startup looking to provide global satellite data communications services. The group is currently working with international partners to design a mega-constellation of small LEO satellites and cutting-edge user terminals and ground infrastructure. The system will deliver connectivity solutions with levels of performance, service and resilience that have been previously unmatched in the industry.

KLEO has a growing team with offices in Berlin and Munich. We are looking to supplement our very talented team in Berlin with a

Senior Aerospace System Engineer (w/m)

The Aerospace Systems Engineer will hold a technical role within KLEO, involved primarily in advanced systems architecting and design of the communication infrastructure and services. The successful candidate will be responsible for systems engineering tasks to support the company's operational and pre-sales activities; analysis, monitoring, and mini project management as part of the responsibilities below. They will actively interface between other Engineering, Regulatory and Business Development teams, as well as, external international technical partners to ensure that the system design fulfills the company's service delivery objectives respectively.

Main Responsibilities

- Use of advanced operational engineering tools for the development of satellite and communications systems, including RF and digital communications

- Support mission and system requirement definition and R&D activities for space and ground systems, network and signal protocols and approaches

- Support satellite system design and build for demo satellites and for the main mission

- Development of specifications for operational needs and procurement of adequate design and analysis toolkits for modelling and simulation of end-to-end system performance

- Support customer-driven systems trades analysis

- Support working groups, consisting of internal and external partners, to develop the baseline standards in signal protocols and networking approaches

Ground Segment Engineering:

- Designing new operation systems / equipment

- Developing routine operations procedures and toolsets

- User Terminal design / development

Space Segment Engineering:

- Define subsystem specifications and support change management processes as new customer requirements emerge

- Support R&D activities for Communications Payload systems; including SDRs, Digital Payload, and optical intersatellite links

- Support interfacing and R&D activities for all satellite subsystems

- System modelling and validation

- Coordination with satellite prime manufacturers

Operational planning:

- Design and implementation of control systems, operational software, and toolkits to monitor and enhance operational efficiency

- Signal performance maintenance, incident management and troubleshooting

- Preparation of operations documentation

- Participation in routine operations

- Develop scenarios for possible failure modes, determine likely anomalous behaviors and develop operational procedures to mitigate or minimize impact of operational anomalies

- Provide technical consultancy services to Business Development to support sales, pre-sales, and application development

- Support development and implementation of test plans for customer demos

- Maintain awareness of technology trends and assist in the development of new products and services and be able to outline their architectural implementation and support trials

Skills and Qualifications

- Require advanced degree in a related field (i.e. Electrical, Aerospace, or Systems Engineering);

- Minimum 7 years of experience in satellite systems engineering or operations, with reasonable proficiency in all key spacecraft and ground systems

- Strong practical knowledge of systems engineering practices

- Confidence in working directly with potential customers, suppliers and subcontractors

- Experience developing systems documentation, requirements definition, test plans and procedures, and operational procedures

- Ability to work independently and effectively, co-coordinating tasks and responsibilities

- Strong analytical and excellent organizational skills

- Excellent communications and inter-personal skills (written and verbal)

- Fluency in English, other languages (particularly German or Chinese) considered an asset

- Willingness to travel overseas

Desirable skills

- Practical experience in the commissioning and testing of satellite systems - satellite and ground based

- Business awareness and acumen

- Solid programming/software engineering skills with good knowledge of MATLAB, Visual Basic, python and Java programming environments

Our offer

- Challenging job with a high degree of responsibility and creativity

- Productive start-up work environment with flat hierarchies and flexible working hours

- Attractive salary related to skills and experience, and a permanent position

- Modern work environment

If you are interested in joining our team and being a part of innovating our incredible systems and services, please send us your full application with a cover letter specifically indicating your areas of interest.
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