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RF Communication and TT&C Engineer

  • Milan, Lombardia, Italy
  • Rome, Lazio, Italy
+1 more
OHB Italy

Job description

We are looking for a ​RF Communication and TT&C Engineer​ on behalf of and in support to our client for their location in ​Milan, Italy​. The selected candidate should show integrity and professionalism.

Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe (or one of its subsidiaries). Furthermore, upon selection, they will be subject to a general security screening performed by an external provider (further information will be provided at interview stage).

As an RF Communication and TT&C Engineer, you will be responsible for all aspects of the RF communication and TT&C Subsystem design and follow-up until the production phase, and in-orbit commissioning.

The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:

  • Participate and collaborate concurrently to consolidate the architecture definition of Communication subsystems (COMMS);
  • Concurrent engineering aimed to the definition and maintenance of the Software Subsystem Specification (SSS);
  • COMMS Test specification definition and Test procedures AIT support;
  • Perform technical trade-off analyses (Interfaces, budgets, architectures, schemes, topologies, etc.) to make technical decisions;
  • Perform link budget calculations;
  • Manage licenses with ITU and in general with institutional entities;
  • Conduct COMMS analyses to feed design-validation loops (single-point failure, FMEA, reliability, hazard analysis, thermal, radiation, NCRs, RFDs, RFWs etc.);
  • Perform COMMS circuit functional checks, debugging, troubleshooting and confidence testing;
  • Coordinate with a multidisciplinary team (software, mechanical, AIT, harness, production) to fulfil the quality, cost and programmatic objectives;
  • Drive improvements and perform investigations and trade studies to push COMMS design to new boundaries in terms of reliability, capabilities, efficiency mass and cost savings;
  • Generate and release on schedule engineering documentation such as technical notes, test reports, link budgets, antenna coverage, simulation reports;
  • Document and communicate the design and analysis results thoroughly and clearly via design reviews;
  • Ability to produce presentation for customer reviews;
  • Support to the production of Satellite User Manual and Space To Ground ICD;
  • Collaborate actively with the Procurement Team to support all the activities related to COMMS items new developments, manufacturing and procurement. Support vendor selection, manufacturing monitoring and procurement of items and EGSEs and consumables according to applicable product assurance and regulatory standards;
  • Collaborate actively as focal point of COMMS design with the AIT team to support the qualification and acceptance test campaigns (functional and environment tests);
  • Provide interface support with the AIT and Production team to ensure compliance with the final design and feasibility to fulfil schedule goals;
  • RF COMM and TT&C Requirement definition and Flow-down;
  • RF Analysis (E2E Link Budget, Power level budget, ITU requirements on maximum PFD…);
  • Specifications of RF and TT&C Passive and Electronic equipment (Antenna, Filters, Amplifiers, Transponder);
  • Requirements management tracking (i.e. DOORS);
  • Definition and maintenance of the COMMS documentation data package throughout all the lifecycle of the satellite mission from phase A to E;
  • Management of all the subsystem and items/units relevant review internally and with the customer on time and cost;
  • Management of all the subsystem and items/units AIV/AIT phases.

We encourage persons falling under categorie protette L.68/99 to apply. We do not discriminate based on disability.

Job requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Electronic or Telecommunication engineering or an appropriate engineering field;
  • At least 2 years of experience working in related positions;
  • At least 2 years background in RF design or in at least one of these areas:
    • Antenna: design coverage analysis;
    • Ground Systems: Radiofrequency Compatibility Tests (RFCT);
    • RF: circuits design;
    • TT&C: Design and Analysis;
  • Experience with requirements management, tracing high-level requirements to hardware radiofrequency design solutions through DOORS software;
  • Experience working in formal engineering processes (requirements capture, documentation, design reviews, design verification, etc.);
  • Understanding of radiofrequency and physical principles that drive the design of COMMS hardware such as EMC, ESD, thermal, vibration, licenses management, bands allocation, etc.;
  • Understanding of Finite Elements (FEM) simulation concepts;
  • Knowledge of simulations software;
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to interact with other disciplines
  • Proven ability to work in a transversal and multitasking environment;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken;
  • Good working knowledge of Italian is an asset.

Please submit your application in English via the apply button below. Applications submitted in other languages will not be considered.


  • Milan, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
+1 more
OHB Italy


What do we offer?

In ATG Europe (or our subsidiaries) you will have the chance to work on the most interesting and technologically advanced projects in the space, big-science, and high-tech domains. You will enjoy the focused yet relaxed spirit and culture of our teams and the excellent working conditions our company provides. We firmly believe that development and growth perspectives are crucial to everyone’s career, and we therefore provide you with a personal development plan, regular assessment checkpoints and a dedicated training and education budget to support you, not only in your current work, but also paving the road to your next professional steps.

For those relocating in order to embrace a new career with us, we offer international relocation assistance in settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children and a relocation budget that is applicable to all ATG staff.

About ATG Europe

Today, ATG Europe is recognized as a leading provider of specialized engineering, scientific and technical services to the European Space, Big-Science, and high-tech industry. Our headquarters are located in Noordwijk, the Netherlands and we have subsidiaries in Germany, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and the UK. Besides these countries, ATG also operates in France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, and Belgium.