Director, SAR Engineering

Job Category: Engineering
Location: Uusimaa, Finland
Employment Type: Permanent
Location Terms: Hybrid
Salary: EUR130000
Director, SAR Engineering

I am working with a cutting edge, Satellite manufacturing scale-up who are continuing to grow their team.

They operate and control one of the largest commercial, satellite constellations in the world and are directing their capabilities towards the Defence & Intelligence sector as well as monitoring natural catastrophes.

About you:

You are an experienced Engineering Manager/Director who has a strong technical background in SAR and proven track record of leading experts and helping them shine and grow.

You will be accountable for the team and add a major contribution to the work they do.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop innovative algorithms and models for SAR image formation processing
  • Analyze effects of SAR waveforms, CONOPS, and system configurations, and provide recommendations for implementation
  • Perform system level analysis and evaluation with respect to requirements
  • Contribute to software for synthetic data generation and testing
  • Present technical briefings to internal and external stakeholders
  • Opportunities in other technical areas include detection algorithms, autofocus, ISAR, and bi-statics

Key Requirements:
  • Communicating and influencing: must be able to explain technical concepts to a wide range of skill sets: peers, other engineers, management (technical and non-technical), sales and marketing.
  • Must have written a Synthetic Aperture Radar Image Formation Processor at some point in their career
  • Demonstrates credibility for leadership, understanding of SAR principles, computer science and signal processing
  • Management: needs to have experience running a team or eclectic engineering personalities with deep and varied skills
  • Adapting the tasks to the people and not vice versa
  • Ability to plan: recognising risk / opportunity and managing it appropriately
  • I.e. understanding when a process is inappropriate, managing its circumvention carefully and rebuilding better processes. 
  • Passionate / interested in science and technology related to space, satellites, computer and languages, mathematics
  • Experience in hiring and growing engineers. Knows what it takes to attract and hire talent and then keep and grow it. 
  • Would have worked in a relevant engineering community as an IC or as a manager at minimum for over 10 years to gain the relevant experience and perspective

  • Hybrid position

  • €90,000 - €130,000
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