Space Architect


Direct Entry Job Permanent Leatherhead, UK

Uploaded 1 Feb 2022

Job Description

CGI UK Careers - Be Part of Our StoryTechnical Lead for SatCom Applications projects

CGI Space is working on several exciting projects in the Space Data Applications area, including working with safety/security critical SatComs applications, 5G/SatComs Hybrid Networks, new start-up SatComs constellations and secure SatComs gateways.We are looking for a senior architect to join our team to provide technical ownership and leadership for new projects in these areas. The architect will have responsibility for defining and managing the overall Systems Engineering. The role will include the chance to develop exciting new proposals while delivering on existing commitments in parallel.

This role is based in Leatherhead with the ability to work from home ~1 day per week on most projects if desirable. There will be an occasional requirement to visit customer sites. All successful applicants must hold, or be eligible & willing to obtain, UK Security Clearance (SC).

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have experience of taking technical solutions for large-scale, complex integration projects through from initial requirements analysis to operational deployment. They will lead a team of talented engineers and form a crucial part of the overall project management team.


Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Strong background in Satellite Communications and IT solutions architecture
• Design of networks incorporating SatComs
• Experience of implementing Systems Engineering techniques in a lead role
• Experience with defining and maintaining technical baselines using Systems Engineering tools such as Enterprise Architect, DOORS, or similar
• Experience as technical lead including working with sub-contractors who have responsibility for delivering parts of the solution according to derived requirements

Desirable requirements:

• Work package management
• Working knowledge of modem technologies, link budgets, SNMP, NETCONF
• Experience of working with existing SatCom networks
• Experience of SatComs on the move (SOTM)
• Integration of COTS software and management of interfaces (e.g. via ICDs)
• Software Defined Networking
• Mobile communications (ideally LTE or 5G)
• Virtualisation
• Designing systems which are deployed into cloud environments