Communications Engineer

Communications · Bangalore, KA
Department Communications
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Pixxel is a space data company building a health monitor for our planet. We are doing that by deploying a constellation of some of the world's most advanced earth imaging satellites in lower earth orbit and an analytics platform (on ground) with tools that enable easy application of this data across a multitude of sectors. Our fully deployed constellation will be capable of beaming down daily imagery of any place on earth. This role will contribute towards the design and development of optomechanical assemblies for Pixxel's high throughput space-based hyperspectral cameras.

 

If you love working at the cutting edge of technology and want to contribute towards making the world a better place by bringing down the benefits of space down to earth, this is the place for you.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. As a part of Pixxel’s communications engineering group, you will be responsible for the architecture of the spacecraft communications subsystem.
  2. You’ll be responsible for translating mission requirements into systems and subsystem requirements and component selection as well as subsystem architecture to satisfy these requirements.
  3. You will be responsible for analytically validating the design for requirements compliance via link margin analysis and any other relevant numerical methods.
  4. You will work with the mission design team for closing the loop on ground station selection, as well as implementing VCM (variable coding and modulation) schemes in compliance with the ground station to maximize data throughput.
  5. You’ll take up ownership of the design and set up incoming checks as well as unit tests for all components of the communication subsystem.
  6. You’ll be responsible for qualifying the design by creating a subsystem level design validation plan (could include testing an RF equivalent model in an anechoic chamber).


Basic Qualification:

  1. BE/BTech or ME/MTech/MSc Electrical/Electronics Engineering or related discipline.
  2. 2+ years of experience working hands-on with communication projects that involve link margin estimation, communications system design (systems compliant with DVBS2-X and/or CCSDS is a plus).
  3. Experience with python/matlab or any other high-level programming language


Skills/Requirements:

  1. Experience with satellite communications, especially for satellites in the lower-earth orbit (LEO).
  2. Experience with the ITU licensing process, centre frequency selection and interference analysis.
  3. Strong understanding of electromagnetic theory and relevant constraints on antenna placements


Perks:

  1. Insurance covers for you and your family, free access to mental health professionals, paid sick leave and other benefits (vaccination drives, etc.).
  2. Reasonably flexible working hours.
  3. Get to work and regularly interact with some of the top scientists and professionals in space technology at Pixxel.
  4. Get exposure to the international space community and the chance to publish research on behalf of Pixxel.

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  • Location
    Bangalore, KA
  • Department
    Communications
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced