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Digital Payload System Architect

Montreal, ON
Aversan Inc. (www.aversan.com ) is a reputable Engineering Company that provides expertise in the Aerospace and Defense industry. We are currently seeking a qualified Digital Payload System Architect for a Direct hire for a client based in Montreal, Quebec, An international space mission partner and a robotics, satellite systems and geo-intelligence pioneer with a 50-year story of firsts on and above the Earth.
Work includes proposal and program efforts, front-end design, detailed analyses and development, digital channelize and on-board processing design specification, evaluation of Payload throughput and link budgets for multi-beam systems, integration and testing of the end product.
The Telecommunication payload Systems Engineer is responsible for design, analysis, implementation, optimization, and enhancement of end-to-end communication digital payload systems and/or subsystem elements related to the system architecture.
  • Support/lead technical projects and end-to-end telecommunications systems engineering activities via satellite providing flexibility in terms of connectivity and capacity.
  • Support the design of communication satellite Payloads from conventional RF bent pipe payloads to digital on-board processing payloads (transparent or regenerative).
  • Generate/support system requirements definition and subsystem specifications for RF and digital equipment, including the following: Digital channel processor specifications, Direct Radiating Array (DRA) Phased Antenna with analog or digital Beam forming, High capacity multiple spot beam systems, Flexible payload including Multi-Port Amplifier
  • Perform requirement analysis and system trade studies.
  • Perform link and performance budget calculations and evaluate satellite throughput.
  • Generate and supervise methods, standards, plans, and procedures for systems engineering tools and systems tests for payload with digital channel processing.
  • Support design reviews

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Physics or equivalent.
  • This position requires a minimum of 4 to 8 years of experience in digital equipment, signal processing and Networking (i.e. DTN, MPLS, routing protocols & Class of Service, DVB), the knowledge of 5G NTN, RF and system payload design will be considered favorably.
  • Knowledge of simulation tools (Matlab, Simulink, UML, STK, etc.) and operating systems (Linux, etc..)
  • Knowledge of software development with Agile method
  • Knowledge of the Architectures and operation of SDR (Software Defined Radio)
  • Demonstrated experience in leading multi-disciplinary engineering teams is desired.
  • Excellent communication, technical writing, and oral presentation skills.
  • English required; French fluency would be an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong work ethic and self-motivation.
  • Strong analytic, technical, and problem-solving skills.

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