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Telecommunications Satellite Payload Engineer (RT-C/TIA-TTS/00124)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction



Do you have experience in digital signal processors or communication
modems or digital and/or mixed signal ASICs, software defined radios?  You could be our new Telecommunications Satellite Payload Engineer.  Come join Serco team at the European Space Agency. 

Serco is among the leading Space Industry and Services Companies. We have over 40 years’ experience in supporting the space sector: Since the creation of the European Space Agency (ESA), our employees have been providing everyday their technical, scientific and management skills to support the full range of European cornerstone space missions.  

Role Responsibility

As Telecommunications Satellite Payload Engineer you will be responsible  for the management of activities devoted to the development of satellite payload technology and products under the responsibility of the Payload Technology Section including:

•    Initiating, monitoring and controlling space segment technology and product development activities for satellite communications under the ARTES Core Competitiveness (CC) and other ARTES programme lines, with a focus on digital communication technologies

•    Liaising with the Procurement Department, the Strategic Programme Line Managers and other relevant Departments of ESA as necessary to fulfil this role

•   Supporting activities of the Ground Segment Section and the creation and implementation of ARTES partnership projects 

•   Reporting regularly on the progress, status, schedule and outcome of ARTES activities, including realistic forecasting of milestone completion dates

•    Identifying and defining product and technology needs for future satellite communication services, in particular for digital communication technology and products

•   Supporting the promotion of the ARTES 4.0 programme and the ARTES socio-economic impact analysis 

•   Coordinating the provision of expert technical support from other ESA organisational units (e.g. TEC) as required to ensure an effective initiation and management of activities. 

Successful Candidate

Do you think you are the person we are looking for? See below what experience or knowledge you should bring:

•    As per Job class with specific qualification and relevant experience the following areas

Technical Competences:

•   Experience in managing technology development activities carried out by industry for commercial satellite communication;
•    Knowledge of ESA and industrial development, verification and procurement processes;
•    Knowledge of satellite communication system architectures, products and market;
•    Experience in the specification, design, development and testing of at least one of the following: digital signal processors, communication modems, digital and/or mixed signal ASICs, software defined radios;

Behavioral Competences:
•    Communication;
•    Results Orientation;
•    Planning and Organisation;
•    Teamwork;
•    Stakeholder Relationship Management 

The successful candidate should also demonstrate strong negotiation skills and contract/subcontract management experience. Experience in space segment technology and equipment as well as subsystem design and development is required. Experience in the satellite telecommunication industry would be a distinct advantage.

Package Description

What we offer if you join our amazing team:

• Competitive Salary 

• Corporate Benefits Package 

• Exciting relocation package​ (if applicable) 

• Company events

About the Company

Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services to Governments employing over 50,000 people in over 20 countries. In Europe, Serco supports governments and international organisations in the delivery of essential public services with operations in Belgium, France and French Guyana, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland.

What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service and to keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play. We have a mandate to execute brilliantly and our people lead and inspire based on our core values, Trust, Care, Pride and Innovation.

If you share our values and want to join a team of over 50,000 passionate colleagues globally we want to hear from you.

Make a difference every day.

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Serco European Agencies

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