Spaceloop Physical Layer Engineer

Orbitare Luxembourg SA is seeking an engineer with passion for Space. As part of our Spaceloop development team, you will craft a leading-edge satellite communication network that will transform the way satellite communications are used today. As a PHY Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, simulating, implementing, integrating, and testing on-ground and in-space the physical layer algorithms along with their cross- layer impact. This position requires someone familiar will all aspects of wireless systems and algorithm development and simulation, that thrives in a dynamic cross-functional organization, is not afraid to debate ideas openly, and is flexible enough to pivot on constantly evolving requirements..
Your tasks will be::
  • Taking responsibility over the design, development, integration, testing, and verification of the physical layer
  • Maintaining and developing further the end-to-end simulation of the communication system, porting it first to laboratory hardware and later to flight hardware, an completing the verification process
  • Supporting the payload to satellite integration and verification process and the in-orbit payload commissioning process
  • Supporting the In Orbit Demonstration test campaign
  • Supporting the payload procurement process, from specification to acceptance of hardware
  • Supporting the frequency allocation process
You shall have the following professional qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering or equivalent field
  • Deep understanding of digital communication theory & signal processing related algorithms design (such as timing recovery, signal estimation and detection, automatic gain control, RF impairment estimation and correction, channel estimation, equalization, coding theory, etc.)
  • Ability to make trade-offs to find the right compromise between risks and performance
  • Experience in physical layer algorithm design, development, validation, and integration with the higher layers
  • Knowledge of MAC techniques and their integration with the physical layer
  • Hands on experience on implementation on hardware, lab testing & performance characterization is required, or alternatively the will to learn by doing at the pace required by the work program
  • Proficient in MATLAB/Simulink for the simulation of RF communication systems
  • Experience with FPGAs is a plus
As successful candidate, your personal attitude will be aligned with the following:
  • You acknowledge that Spaceloop rules, and you are ready to give the extra bit
  • You thrive to be part of a team of highly skilled, experienced, and efficient teammates
  • You are a solution-oriented person who can comfortably manage uncertainty and sees opportunities in the risks
  • You know that perfection is the enemy of done
  • All in all, you want to be part of the future of Orbitare, the company that will transform the way satellite communications are used today  
Orbitare offers you a permanent employment contract with the most flexible work conditions, extra paid leave and an attractive compensation package which includes an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
Luis Muñoz, director at Orbitare, is looking forward to receiving your candidature at You may also reach him at +41 789 105 922.