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System Analysis Engineer (Optical)

Rivada Space

Rivada Space

Berlin, Germany · Munich, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Who we are
Welcome to one of Europe’s most exciting New Space companies, creating the world's first fully connected mesh network in the sky. We are an international team of experts and engineers who have spent their careers expanding the boundaries and potential of space, now united in pursuit of a single vision. We value trust, open communication and collaboration to achieve the best results together.

Now we are looking for the best talents for our locations in Munich and Berlin to help us make our vision come true.
Your mission
As part of the Communication Systems Simulation & Analysis team, which is within the Systems Engineering team, you will report to the Senior System Analysis Engineer. You will develop simulation models to analyse system performance with focus on space optical communication and contribute to the internal development of system analysis tools.
This includes:
  • Develop and design optical link models for inter-satellite communication
  • Develop simulation models and conduct performance analyses to optimize optical link parameters
  • Perform link budget analysis and evaluate the impact of various atmospheric and environmental conditions on optical communication performance
  • Prepare detailed technical documentation, including design specifications, test plans, and performance reports
  • Present findings and recommendations to stakeholders and participate in design reviews
  • Enhancing exiting simulation framework to support inter-satellite links
  • Propose and implement improvements to existing optical link designs and methodologies
What you bring on the table
  • Successfully completed a degree in in Telecommunication Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, or a related field
  • Experience in modeling optical communication systems
  • Strong knowledge of optical link budget analysis, modulation techniques, and signal processing
  • Experience with inter-satellite communication or free-space optical communication is highly desirable
  • Proficiency in simulation tools such as MATLAB, Python
  • General knowledge of Git, Jira, Microsoft office etc.,
  • Excellent written and spoken English
Why you should join us
We are an international team of space enthusiasts, following one great vision. We value equality in our work environment where different opinions, backgrounds and experiences are not only welcomed but also necessary to achieve the best result collaboratively.

This permanent position was created recently and thus offers a lot of creative freedom. Our approach is to create a modern work environment with hybrid working model. We offer an attractive salary depending on your experience.

Rivada Space Networks is an equal opportunity employer with the approach to create a diverse and inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, disability, or other individual characteristics.
About us

Rivada Space Networks is deploying the first true “OuterNET™”: a global low latency point-to-point connectivity network of LEO satellites. By connecting our satellites with lasers, we will provide resellers and B2B customers with the ability to securely connect any two points on the globe with low latency and high bandwidth. The constellations, comprising 600 low-earth-orbit communications satellites, will represent a fundamental change in the availability of secure, global, end-to-end enterprise-grade connectivity for Telecom, Enterprise, Maritime, Energy and Government Services markets. Rivada Space Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rivada Networks, Inc.

Rivada is working with Terran Orbital to manufacture and SpaceX to launch our satellites. The deployment starts in 2025 with full-service launch in 2026.