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RF Communication System Design Engineer

Job ID: R0131670 Location: Rome, Latium, Italy
Regular Employment, Full time
Thales people architect and deliver satellite-based systems that help position, connect and observe our planet, and push the boundaries of our understanding of planet's resources. Our systems are in orbit at 400 km, 20000 km, 36000 km and beyond to the edges of the solar system.

The RF Communication group is in charge of the design, development and qualification of on-board equipment devoted to radio-communication and including:

  • TT&C (Telemetry, Tracking & Command) Transponder  for Interplanetary missions
  • TT&C Transponder for Secure communication
  • TT&C Transmitter for GEO missions
  • TT&C Transceiver for Constellation
  • Digital Payload for Telecommunication operating in UHF, SHF and Ka-band
  • Digital Processor for Anti-jamming
  • Digital Processor for Navigation Signal

About the job

The role implies the following activities and tasks:

  • Equipment architectural design with RF/Digital and Hw/Sw partitioning and relevant trade-offs
  • Module-level (RF, Digital and Software) specifications
  • Supervision of validation at Breadboard level and support to Flight Equipment integration,  debugging and test
  • Validation of digital solution using advanced Laboratory Instrumentation (e.g. High-speed Oscilloscope, Logical Analyser, Spectrum Analyzer).
  • Coordination of the Program-level documentation and preparation of  Design Description, Performance Analysis, Design Verification & Control Matrix, Test Reports.
  • Analysis and simulation of digital signal processing algorithms in high-level language such as MATLAB.
  • Analysis and simulation of RF sections using CAD tools (e.g. Microwave Office) or high-level language such as MATLAB.

About You

Education and experience

You have a Master Degree in Electrical or Telecommunication Engineering, with explicit focus on radio-communication design (System-level, RF, Digital Signal Processing).

You are fluent in English both listening and reading.

You have at least 10 years of experience in similar role.

Skills and knowledge

You have a demonstrable knowledge of:

  • Radio-communication systems: modulation, demodulation, synchronization
  • Matlab / Simulink programming
  • Mixed-signal PCB design
  • VHDL design

Personal ability

  • Customer focused, proactive attitude
  • Organized and methodical approach to the work with strong communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time, to work autonomously and in team
  • Strong attitude to achieve results within time and cost constraints
  • Problem solving attitude

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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About our location

Roma, Italy