Antenna Engineer at Spire Global
Glasgow, GB

Spire Global is a space-to-cloud analytics company that owns and operates the largest multi-purpose constellation of satellites. Its proprietary data and algorithms provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world. In addition to its constellation, Spire’s data infrastructure includes a global ground station network and 24/7 operations that provide real-time global coverage of every point on Earth.

In less than six years, Spire has built one of the world's largest satellite constellations, and we're just getting started. Due to this continued growth, we are seeking an  Antenna Engineer to join our Communication team in the Glasgow office. 

The Antenna Engineer will contribute to hardware design, modelling, test, and evaluation of the satellite communication module and payload antennas 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF YOUR ROLE:

Capture mission requirements and translate them to antenna specifications.

Design, simulation, prototyping and build antennas for frequencies from VHF up to X-band.

Test and fault-find at bench level, environmental level (EMC and thermal vacuum testing) and spacecraft level.

Lead the verification process for testing new and existing systems.

Develop systems documentation, test plans, production and operational procedures.

Provide technical consultancy support to mechanical engineering, payloads, operations, and manufacturing teams

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

BSc, MSc or Ph.D. degree in Physics, Telecommunications or Microwave Engineering or any other relevant engineering degrees.

Proven experience in design, development, and testing of antennas and microwave components.

Solid knowledge of state-of-the-art antenna design techniques and technologies.

Proficiency in one or more industry-standard 3D electromagnetic simulation packages.

Hands-on experience performing S-parameter measurements and antenna pattern measurements.

A good understanding of the product development cycle and design for manufacturing requirements.

Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with team members and other stakeholders.

Demonstrated well-developed written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred qualifications:

Knowledge of antenna fabrication techniques

Experience in designing antennas for space industry

Experience in active antenna design

Experience in PCB layout design using Altium Designer

Experience in transceiver design

Spire is Global and our success draws upon the diverse viewpoints, skills and experiences of our employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.