Satellite Systems Engineer


Direct Entry Job Permanent London, UK

Uploaded 17 Jan 2020

Job Description

About ArQit 

ArQit is building the world’s first global quantum key distribution network – delivering quantum safe cryptographic services from a constellation of low earth orbiting small satellites from 2022. We have built an experienced management team of communications, satellite and security professionals, and are working with a broad variety of industrial partners to build and launch our system.


ArQit is seeking a systems engineer to support the design, development, integration and test of our innovative system. This will be an exciting role supporting our senior engineers to deliver a genuinely cutting-edge system compromised of satellites, mission management software and optical ground receivers supplied by a skilled team of industrial partners.


  • Support senior engineers in establishing system technical baselines and executing design, development and validation activities
  • Build and maintain requirements databases, system architecture models and compliance matrices
  • Develop and maintain in house mission simulation models
  • Perform technology trade-offs and technical analyses
  • Supporting technical activities across a multi-company and multi-country industrial consortium
  • Supporting proposal generation for future activities

More information

Location: London, UK (European travel is required, Part-time home working possible)

How to Apply: Email CV to [email protected]

Salary: TBD dependent on skills and experience, including share options.

Person Specification


  • Educated to degree level in Physics, Engineering or a Technical Discipline (minimum 2:1)
  • Hands on experience in systems engineering or modelling
  • Desire to work on new technologies and concepts for space
  • Strong communication, organisational and time management skills
  • Desire to work autonomously within a small dynamic team
  • Able to work in UK immediately and able to obtain UK security clearance


  • 2-3 years applied experience with Systems Engineering processes and methodologies
  • Experience with satellite systems, optical communications, quantum technologies and/or quantum cryptography
  • Familiarity with Requirements Management Tools e.g. DOORS, JAMA
  • Familiarity with Modelling Tools e.g. MatLab, Python, System Toolkit