Skip to main content

Principal RF Systems Engineer – £110k – Farnborough

Principal RF Systems Engineer – £110k – Farnborough

< Back to Job Search

  • Permanent - Hybrid Working
  • Farnborough
  • 90,000 - £110,000 £ / Year
  • This position has been filled.

Elite People Partners Ltd

Principal RF Systems Engineer – £110k – Farnborough

Due to our continued growth, Our space client is looking for an Principal RF Systems Engineer to join their Satellite Communications team in Farnborough.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a professional background in Digital System and Wireless communication background to assist in Electronically Steerable Antenna Array development across various products/projects

This role will focus on the development of RF, Digital and Mixed Signal processing at the Physical layer.

Principal RF Systems Engineer – Responsibilities

  • Provides technical and engineering leadership, and supports the development of new technologies
  • Able to oversee and guide problem solving of complicated technical challenges
  • Enhancement of existing DSP algorithms and implementation of new algorithms in DSP
  • Work in close collaboration with other teams for design, development and commercialization of new features
  • Support testing and validation of algorithms and antenna performance in lab and field and be part of prototype and product demonstrations for clients.
  • Successful candidate should have demonstrable ability to lead projects and produce high quality technical documentation for internal and external purpose

Principal RF Systems Engineer – Essential Skills

  • Experience of wireless standards, radio, antenna and/or modem architectures
  • Experience of RF, Digital and Mixed Signal processing
  • Strong experience with Physical layer systems algorithm and firmware development involving development of system models for solving complex signal processing problems involving wireless communication channel and antenna arrays.
  • Experience of of digital signal processing techniques and modelling using Matlab
  • Experience of designing and/or assessing software, firmware and hardware solutions within an overall system design
  • Development experience with DSP and optimization of DSP codes
  • Programming/software engineering skills with knowledge of Matlab and Python
  • Hands-on knowledge of test equipment (Signal Generator, Spectrum Analyzer etc), setting up and running automated tests

Principal RF Systems Engineer – Desirable Skills

  • Software Defined Radio (SDR)
  • Electronically Steered Multi Beam Antennas (ESMA)
  • Advanced standards, such as DVB-S2X.


  • Competitive base salary (£90k-£110k)
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days) + 8 days Bank Holiday per year.
  • Pension (Royal London) 3% Employee 5% Employee
  • Hybrid working available (3 days on site, 2 from home)
  • Life insurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Long Term Sick and Disability Cover
  • Visa sponsorship for employees if required
  • Bonus for Security Clearance (SC/DV) Clearance

My client can offer a 2-stage process consisting of a 1st stage Video Call and a 2nd Stage  will be on onsite Technical interview. This process can be completed within 1 week (based on availability)

Job Overview
Offered Salary
£90,000 - £110,000 Per YEAR
Job Location
Nick Bray
Phone: +44 7713168460