Senior Antenna Engineer


Frontera Search is recruiting a Sr. Antenna Engineer to develop advanced payloads for GEO Satellites for our fast growing customer. 


  • Responsible for engineering of antenna systems on advanced programs, working within the team and with external partners and suppliers.  
  • Ensure the system is fit for its intended purpose and analyse technical trade-offs.
  • Manage antenna reflector, feed, filter, and systems requirement flow-down and verification.
  • Manage spacecraft platform subsystem antenna interfaces (alignment, pointing, mechanisms).
  • Manage antenna array sub-system requirements and verification for SIGINT and radar applications
  • Performs antenna system analyses, trades, design, and development tasks.
  • Develop relationships with antenna subsystem suppliers and partners. Work with them to Design, Manufacture, Assemble, Integrate and Test such subsystems. Define and prepare SoWs and specifications, work alongside program management team to monitor execution of activities, contribute to problem solving, ensure successful delivery of these activities.
  • Support all antenna aspects of telecom satellite proposals.
  • Be exposed to responsibility for decisions that have an extended impact. 
  • Ensure technical leadership and excellence is maintained by mentoring younger engineers, and directing and participating in the planning, attraction, selection, retention, and development of the required talent.
  • Occasionally, you will be asked to participate in overall tasks and services inherent to a dynamic fast-growing company.

Required experience and competencies:

  • Customer focused, must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment.
  • Masters or PhD degree in Electrical or Systems Engineering or Physics or equivalent and at least 10  years of relevant experience working with incrementally complex antenna systems. 
  • Demonstrates extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice as well as comprehensive project management and leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordination to meet established milestones.
  • Must possess the ability to optimize performance, resolve complex technical problems and complex management of technical activities.
  • Experience with managing customer and supplier interfaces.
  • Real-world experience with system architecture, requirements definition, flow down, tracking and performing system-level analyses in support of trade studies. 
  • Experience with antenna arrays for SIGINT and radar applications is a plus
  • Extensive experience with GEO satellite antenna systems (including analysis and range test) is a mustExtensive experience with various relevant system modelling and analysis tools for pattern generation (POS, Ticra, Grasp, etc) is a must.
  • Experience with CST Studio Suite is a plus
  • Experience with phased array satellite antenna systems is preferred.
  • Experience with LEO satellite antenna systems is a plus.
  • Understanding of principles for spacecraft design, manufacture, assembly, integration, test and operation is a must.
  • Ability to “think outside of the box” and thrive in an often-ambiguous trade-space.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear technical documentation of high quality.
  • Autonomous and proactive working style with excellent working organisation and ethics
  • Communicating effectively, excellent relational skills and ability to work in a team with different professional and cultural backgrounds.
  • Basic proficiency with CAD software is a plus.
  • Language: Fluent English is a prerequisite, skills in French are a plus.
We are an equal opportunity employer and operate as an Employment Business and Recruitment Agency.
Job Overview
Location : Switzerland
Type : Permanent
Category : Space