Communications Engineer

Communications Engineer

Skydweller

Madrid, Spain

Job Description

  • Work with the comms and engineering leads to define use cases, operational scenarios, functional and physical architecture to design the communication system for the Skydweller Unmanned Air System (UAS);
  • Synthesize integration, validation and verification requirements into a requirement specification;
  • Lead the RF subsystem equipment selection to implement the selected architecture, described in the requirements specification;
  • Create and maintain the technical baseline for the Comms system including complete configuration control;
  • Work with engineering teams to define interface parameters;
  • Perform link budget calculations for LOS and BLOS datalinks;
  • Design the integration and test approach and procedures for both the hardware in the loop laboratory as well as on the vehicle;
  • Generate all artifacts and reports required for flight clearance;
  • Work with network and software engineers to integrate the RF subsystem equipment into the UAS;
  • Test the RF subsystem in the lab and in the field;
  • Guide/Oversee the equipment installation in both, the aircraft and ground control station;
  • Life cycle management of the requirements applicable to the RF subsystem;
  • Oversee RF analysis including electromagnetic simulations;
  • Manage equipment suppliers and subcontractors.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Telecommunications/Electrical/Electronic Engineering or related discipline;
  • Strong knowledge of integration and testing of RF datalinks and radios;
  • Proficiency in writing technical requirements, documentation, and reports involving test data and analysis;
  • Experience with RF instrumentation;
  • Working knowledge of antennas;
  • Ability to work independently and within a multi-functional team environment;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong communications skills;
  • Demonstrated history across all aspects of the systems engineering process: requirements development, design, development, integration, test, verification, and validation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with UAS;
  • Working knowledge of equipment installation on aircrafts;
  • Experience with satellite communications equipment;
  • Knowledge of digital communications including MIMO;
  • Some experience in electromagnetic simulation for antennas/systems;
  • Understanding of network architectures and main protocols.

Preferred Tools/Process Experience

  • Polarion;
  • Jira;
  • Confluence;
  • Team Center;
  • SCADE Architect or other SysML tool.

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