Senior Satellite Constellation Architect (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · München

Your mission
We are looking for a Senior Satellite Constellation Architect to be able to compute through simulation, different implementation scenarios of the satellite constellation and with link budget analysis and link level simulations. The Senior Satellite Constellation Designer should be able to simulate and perform access and link analysis with Ground Stations. This is a highly technical role that will be responsible for designing a low earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation for UNIO. The designer will work closely with the Chief Technology Officer (directly reporting to) as well as Chief Revenue Officer to ensure the constellation meets all technical requirements, customer needs and is optimized for performance, cost and timeline. The role will be based in Munich, Germany.
Your challenge and key responsibilities:
  • End-to-End design and development of LEO satellite constellation
  • Responsible for reviews, testing and validation of the satellite design
  • Support the development of cost estimates and schedule
  • Stay up to date with the latest technology trends and advancements in the space and satellite market
  • Responsible for development of the satellite constellation planning simulations, where the system simulations will deliver outcome results in EVM for the highest modulation coding, highest data rate and Bit/€
  • Responsible for data rate simulation based on the antenna beamwidth and the fly over speeds such that the end user has quality of service.
  • Perform coverage analysis in relation to data rate that identify the gaps in the coverage on the Globe
  • Educate the team and communicate simulation results and highlight when issues occur.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the satellite design integrates with other systems and meets customer needs
  • Works closely with other members of the team to implement and execute on the other members of the team which are ground segment and payload segment team
  • Responsible for antenna steering / rate of change / beam forming and tracking, beam pointing errors, etc are critical for the simulations to understand throughput and beam handover timings
Your profile
  • Must have: Strong understanding of the satellite link budget computations, antenna beamwidths, RF amplifiers gain and rain fade, atmospheric loss computation, frequency attenuation over distance
  • Experience designing satellite constellations, particularly in LEO
  • Strong knowledge of satellite subsystems and architecture
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experiences with documenting and recording analysis to keep track of the different stages of the satellite constellation system, system testing activities such as feature validation, testing documentation, parameter optimization, performance analysis, test strategy creation, problem troubleshooting
  • Experience with simulation tools like Keysight SystemVue, Matlab, etc.
  • Master’s degree in engineering with 5 years of directly related experience is required
  • Ability to work with changing requirements and understand what is needed to move ahead
Your benefits
  • Unique opportunity to contribute directly to the future of the space industry
  • Great startup environment with a fabulous network of investors and partners
  • Positive company culture, empowerment, short lines of communication, visionary leadership
  • Multinational team from diverse industry verticals
  • Based in the heart of Munich with flexible work hours and hybrid work options
  • Choose your own laptop, mobile phone and desk setup
  • Competitive salary
We strongly believe in the power of diverse teams. We think that innovation is born through interaction and exchange of empowered people with different backgrounds. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, gender identity, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

If this seems like the ideal challenge for you, take action today and become a member of the company that's making a difference in the world!
Apply now and join us on our mission to create positive impact.
Important Note: The position being advertised is restricted to individuals who are eligible to work within the European Union. This is due to the legal and practical considerations involved in employing individuals who may not have the appropriate work permits or visas to work in the EU. Therefore, only candidates who are currently authorized to work in the EU will be considered for this role. Proof of eligibility to work in the EU may be required during the recruitment process.
About us

UNIO Enterprise GmbH is a cutting-edge new-space company based in Munich, Germany. The company's mission is to create Europe's first  sovereign, commercial satellite constellation for fast, powerful, and secure connectivity. With a focus on the mobility sector, UNIO aims to tap into the value-added service market through satellite communications in the European automotive sector.
As a  joint venture between Isar Aerospace, Reflex Aerospace, Mynaric, and SES, UNIO  combines the expertise of leading players from all key areas of satellite  communications. This makes UNIO the only company in the industry with such a  comprehensive and diverse knowledge base.

UNIO is currently seeking motivated and talented individuals to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious goals. As a rapidly growing company, UNIO offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic work environment. We focus on “Getting Things Done” and producing results. Our next steps include launching a demo satellite into space as early as 2024, with the first commercial services planned for 2027. If you're passionate about technology and innovation, UNIO is the place for you.

Sounds exciting to you? Join us and become a part of the leading top satellite communication system!

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