Senior Payload Systems Manager

December 31, 2023
Application ends: August 31, 2024

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Job Description

We are looking for an experienced telecom satellite payload manager our development and customer program execution efforts on GEO telecom satellites and advanced flexible payloads.
This position is an unique opportunity to lead the development of a new class of telecommunication satellites. If you are looking for position where you can play an active role in contributing to an innovative and fast growing company, this role is for you.

In this role, you will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Ensure the system is fit for its intended purpose and analyse technical trade-offs;
  • Perform payload system analyses, trades, design, and development tasks;
  • Manage payload systems (such as digital processor, amplifiers, filters), requirement flow-down and verification;
  • Manage payload interfaces to spacecraft platform (RF, power, command and telemetry);
  • Develop relationships with payload subsystem suppliers and partners. Work with them to Design, Manufacture, Assemble, Integrate and Test such subsystems;
  • Define and prepare SoWs and specifications;
  • Work alongside the program management team to monitor the execution of activities and contribute to problem solving, ensuring successful delivery of these activities;
  • Be exposed to responsibility for decisions that have an extended impact;
  • Ensure technical leadership and excellence is maintained by mentoring younger engineers, and directing and participating in the planning, attraction, selection, retention, and development of the required talent;
  • Occasionally, you will be asked to participate in overall tasks and services inherent to a dynamic fast-growing company.

Required experience and competencies:

  • Experience as a GEO Telecom Systems Payload Manager, preferably for 10 years or more;
  • Customer focused, must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment;
  • Must possess the ability to trade-off and optimize performance, resolve complex technical problems, manage technical work with partners, conduct technical development projects;
  • Experience with managing customer and supplier interfaces;
  • Real-world experience with system architecture, requirements definition, flow down, tracking and performing system-level analyses in support of trade studies;
  • Extensive experience with various relevant system modelling and analysis tools is a must;
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear technical documentation of high quality;
  • Ability to “think outside of the box” and thrive in an often-ambiguous trade-space;
  • Autonomous and proactive working style with excellent working organisation and ethics;
  • Communicating effectively, excellent relational skills and ability to work in a team with different professional and cultural backgrounds;
  • Experience with RF power amplification sub-systems;
  • Master or PhD degree in a relevant technical field;
  • Understanding of principles for spacecraft design, manufacture, assembly, integration, test and operation is a plus;
  • Experience with phased array satellite antenna systems is a plus;
  • Language: Fluent English is a prerequisite, skills in French are a plus.