Ground Systems Engineer

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited

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