Communications (PNT) Systems Engineer

Senior PNT/Communications Systems Engineer
Munich – Hybrid (3x)

At EVONA we are looking for a Senior PNT/Communications Systems Engineer to join our client,
a space-to-cloud analytics company that owns and operates the largest multi-purpose constellation of satellites. Its proprietary data and algorithms provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world. In addition to its constellation, its data infrastructure includes a global ground station network and 24/7 operations that provide real-time global coverage of every point on Earth.

Responsibilities of your role

  • Help define system architectures for communication and RF sensing systems, trade-off technical concepts, assess feasibility, select solutions, and help drive execution
  • Simulate and model communication systems and RF sensing systems
  • Evaluate mission requirements and drive top-level RF system architecture, including for payload and communication subsystems
  • Analyze and characterize system performance parameters
  • Produce high-quality engineering documentation, typically written reports or design documents suitable for internal and external design reviews.
  • Interact with multidisciplinary, international teams

Basic Qualifications/Experience

  • 5+ years of experience required, with a degree in RF engineering, communication systems engineering, DSP engineering, or similar disciplines.
  • Solid background and understanding of digital communication systems, RF receivers, RF hardware and signal-processing software
  • Knowledge and understanding of PNT systems
  • Demonstrated experience with link budget design and analysis
  • Demonstrated experience with communication system architecture
  • Demonstrated ability to make trade-offs between cost, complexity, and capabilities for complex systems
  • Demonstrated experience working with a cross-functional team of engineers
  • Experience writing high-quality technical reports and proposals
  • Strong programming capabilities (Python, Matlab, C, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of industry regulatory requirements and spectrum licensing
  • Demonstrated experience with satellite communication systems, including environmental and component reliability requirements
  • Demonstrated experience with digital beamforming
  • Experience with implementation of communication systems, e.g. software-defined radio, Embedded and DSP programming, FPGA Design/ Programming
  • Experience with RF test equipment and processes, e.g. using spectrum analyzers, VNAs, noise sources, signal generators etc. Ideally including working with shielded environments and anechoic chambers
  • Demonstrate good analytical and mathematical skills
  • Able to write production-level Python code
  • RF Hardware design experience in frontend design, antenna design, etc.

Launcher Assembly Mechanic

Our client are on a mission to help democratise the space industry, and use it for good. They are leading the New Space charge to enable faster, better and cheaper access to space through their sustainable/environmentally friendly launch solutions for small and medium sized satellites/constellations.

If you are Assembly Mechanic, Aircraft Technician/Mechanic and you want to work on cutting-edge projects in the space launch industry, then this role is for you!

In this role, you will be responsible for assembling both engines and rockets!


  • Machining – carbon fiber composites
  • High-precision assembly of space components
  • Testing/measuring electrical and mechanical internals
  • Testing of components and complete assemblies
  • Supporting with test setups
  • Focussing on continuous process improvement
  • Ensuring compliance with regards to standards, regulation and quality
  • Documentation
  • Working under high cleanliness requirements

Skills required:

  • Completed vocational training as an aircraft mechanic – specialising in production engineering, or maintenance engineering, or similar
  • 3+ years of experience in aviation, or space, or Aerospace
  • Some knowledge of gas/fluid bolting techniques
  • Spatial awareness, drawing skills and a strong technical understanding
  • Fluency in English, German language skills is an advantage
  • Proven experience working under pressure
  • Open to assembly work across different locations

If this is of interest, please do apply!