Senior Satellite Systems Engineer (Tax fee expat)

Company Overview:

The new Space Group (NSG) is a visionary startup with a mission to become a global leader in the space sector, driving innovation for a better world and inspiring society. Backed by significant investments from the Public Investment Fund, NSG aims to support the country’s aspirations in space technology through strategic acquisitions, partnerships, and cutting-edge technological localization.

Position Summary:

We are seeking an experienced Senior Systems Engineer to join our dynamic Systems Engineering group. This role will be pivotal in specifying requirements for multi-orbit satellite connectivity systems and overseeing the integration of software and hardware components. The ideal candidate will leverage their expertise to optimize advanced communication technologies such as Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth in aircraft environments, ensuring seamless operation and compliance with industry standards.

Key Responsibilities:

Systems Engineering Leadership:

  • Define and lead the requirements specification for multi-orbit satellite connectivity systems.
  • Oversee the integration of complex software and hardware components, including aircraft wireless access points and satellite connectivity terminals.


Optimization of Onboard Communication Systems:

  • Optimize the utilization of Wi-Fi 6E on aircraft by collaborating with key stakeholders, considering OEM requirements, regional regulations, and software optimization strategies.


Bluetooth System Engineering:

  • Lead the engineering of Bluetooth systems, focusing on requirements management, validation and verification (V&V), certification, and system capacity.
  • Develop and implement robust test plans covering power management, media management, RF interference, and ensure seamless Bluetooth operation alongside Wi-Fi and cellular networks.


Subsystem Management:

  • Manage the development and integration of aircraft connectivity subsystems and software design.
  • Ensure comprehensive specifications and requirements are traceable and aligned with validation plans.


Interface Management:

  • Manage Interface Control Documents (ICDs) to ensure seamless interaction between avionics, communication subsystems, and software applications.


Requirements Management:

  • Utilize Jama to manage requirements, create test plans, define acceptance criteria, and ensure compliance with certification standards set by aircraft manufacturers.


Collaboration and Compliance:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, subject matter experts, and subsystem delivery managers to integrate software and hardware components.
  • Ensure adherence to industry standards and best practices.


Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or similar (MBA  / PhD)


Professional Experience:

  • Extensive experience in systems engineering, particularly in satellite connectivity and avionics systems.
  • Proven track record in leading technical projects and managing complex engineering systems.
  • Technical leadership in satellite systems engineering, including DSP control architecture.
  • Proficiency in using tools like Jama, DOORS, Confluence, and Jira for project management and requirements handling.


Technical Skills:

  • Expertise in satellite connectivity and aircraft wireless communication technologies.
  • Strong background in requirements management, validation and verification (V&V), and certification processes.
  • Proficiency in high-level programming (e.g., Python), blockchain development, and API development.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills.


Preferred Attributes:

  • Passion for space technology and innovation.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced startup environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and capability to manage complex engineering challenges.
  • Enthusiasm for contributing to the growth and success of NSG and the broader space sector in Saudi Arabia.

Application Process:

  • If you are a driven and innovative engineer eager to contribute to a pioneering space startup, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience relevant to this position.


*NB: All applicants CVS will be reviewed and should your skillset match our client’s requirements, we will contact you via email / mobile. We are also happy to consider you for other open opportunities within Firstaff. If however, you object to us holding your data on file, please acknowledge via email by return.*


Paul Dooley

Managing Director

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