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Senior PNT/Communications Systems Engineer



Marketing & Communications, Software Engineering
Munich, Germany
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2023

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.

Responsibilities of your role:

  • Help define system architectures for communication and RF sensing systems, trade off technical concepts, assess feasibility, select solutions, and help drive execution
  • Simulate and model communication systems and RF sensing systems
  • Evaluate mission requirements and drive top-level RF system architecture, including for payload and communication subsystems
  • Analyze and characterize system performance parameters
  • Produce high-quality engineering documentation, typically written reports or design documents suitable for internal and external design reviews.
  • Interact with multidisciplinary, international teams

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience required, with a degree in RF engineering, communication systems engineering, DSP engineering, or similar disciplines
  • Solid background and understanding of digital communication systems, RF receivers, RF hardware and signal processing software
  • Knowledge and understanding of PNT systems
  • Demonstrated experience with link budget design and analysis
  • Demonstrated experience with communication system architecture
  • Demonstrated ability to make trade-offs between cost, complexity, and capabilities for complex systems
  • Demonstrated experience working with a cross-functional team of engineers
  • Experience writing high-quality technical reports and proposals
  • Strong programming capabilities (Python, Matlab, C, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of industry regulatory requirements and spectrum licensing
  • Demonstrated experience with satellite communication systems, including environmental and component reliability requirements
  • Demonstrated experience with digital beamforming
  • Experience with implementation of communication systems, e.g. software-defined radio, Embedded and DSP programming, FPGA Design/ Programming
  • Experience with RF test equipment and processes, e.g. using spectrum analyzers, VNAs, noise sources, signal generators etc. Ideally including working with shielded environments and anechoic chambers
  • Demonstrate good analytical and mathematical skills
  • Able to write production-level Python code
  • RF Hardware design experience in frontend design, antenna design, etc.

Spire operates a hybrid work model and this position will require you to work a minimum of 3 days per week in our Munich office.

Access to US export controlled software and/or technology may be required. #LI-DC1

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