Ground Systems Engineer


Direct Entry Job Permanent Guildford, UK

Uploaded 21 Jul 2021

Job Description

Key Purpose

Development and Delivery of Ground Segment solutions for Satellite Systems.

Key Tasks

  • Taking responsibility for design & delivery of key parts of Ground Segment deliveries such as Interface Racks, EGSE and Operation Centre Equipment.
  • Working with Ground Systems Engineer and other Project team members where needed to help deliver the Satellite Mission Solutions
  • Producing/updating Ground Segment documentation such as Manufacturing & Test documentation
  • Assembly & Test of Systems
  • Working with in-house SW teams.
  • Configuration of test environments
  • Supporting Installation & Commissioning of Satellite Ground Systems
  • Working with others in team to review each other’s work.


Person Specification

Skills & Experience

  • Experience of working in Engineering/Aerospace environment.
  • Working with Communications based Hardware & Software
  • A good degree or equivalent in Engineering, Computing or similar subject
  • Practical Hand-on Electronics Hardware knowledge
  • Experience of Writing Test plans
  • Appreciation of Configuration/Version control issues
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Results orientated, can-do approach
  • Pro-active and able to take initiative
  • Decision making and creative problem solving skills
  • Highly organised with clear communication skills
  • Ability to work simultaneously on a variety of projects
  • Able to work autonomously and using own initiative
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to deliver solutions under pressure and to tight timescales
  • Excellent inter-personal skills - both written and oral communications; ability to interface with customers and technical representatives
  • Good knowledge of MS Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Able to demonstrate company mindsets; accountability, one team, customers and projects rule and audacity
  • Must be able to work out of hours if required
  • Willingness to travel abroad


  • Experience of satellite/ground systems.
  • Satellite RF systems knowledge
  • Product Certification knowledge – e.g. C.E, UL, CCC etc
  • Computing System Knowledge – e.g. Set-up of Computers and networking equipment
  • Definition of software requirements