Satellite Communications System Engineer

Join Eutelsat and use your skills to contribute to innovative projects.


Eutelsat is one of the world's leading commercial satellite operators with a fleet of about 40 satellites. 

As a space pioneer with over 40 years of experience, our mission is to provide satellite capacity.  

Our satellites are used to broadcast television channels and packages, transmit news reports, provide broadband Internet access services and interconnect data networks. 

All our efforts are aimed at providing the highest quality of service to our customers, based on 5 pillars: 

  • The best of space to the earth
  • Global coverage for local connectivity
  • Technological excellence made accessible to all
  • A key position at the heart of telecom and audiovisual networks
  • Innovation, driving the connectivity of tomorrow

Your impact : 

Take part in an international project to connect the world as a Satellite Communications System Engineer and perform satellite communications activities within the Satellite Engineering Department, reporting to the Director of the Satellite Engineering


Yours missions :

  • Contribute to the satellite mission definition and dimensioning phase taking into account the strategic, commercial and operational requirements and the industrial issues; contribute to the development of the appropriate contractual documentation.
  • Support the Commercial and Strategy Department for the development of new systems and applications.
  • Stay abreast of satellite, payload and communications technology and architectures; identify innovative concepts for the Eutelsat satellites and assess their relevance; develop opportunities for and work on externally funded projects (e.g. ESA, EC).
  • Participate to the establishment of the cost assessment of satellite systems.
  • Perform and manage technical studies and assessments towards the optimization/evaluation of the communication performance requirements/utilization of EUTELSAT’s satellites, including those in the definition phase, in production and in-orbit when new applications or redeployments are required.
  • In coordination with Payload Engineers, assess the impact of non-compliances and propose mitigations for satellite(s) in production.
  • In coordination with Payload Engineers and Operations Engineers, propose solutions to anomalies of satellites in-orbit regarding the system level communications performance


Your profile :

  • University honours degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical, Physics or a related field.
  • At least 15 years of experience in satellite communications and/or payload engineering.
  • Good knowledge of satellite systems engineering, propagation, link budgets.
  • Knowledge of digital communications and signal processing.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Experiences in the design of communication satellites, on-board digital processors, software-defined radio, active antennas are advantages.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent knowledge of English.


What we offer: 

  • An international environment and multicultural teams: an attractive and responsible employer, Eutelsat relies on 1,200 employees from 50 countries who are committed to providing the best quality of service every day
  • A stimulating sector of activity
  • Issy les Moulineaux: modern premises just outside Paris 
  • 2 days a week of teleworking
  • An attractive package including base salary + bonus 
  • Eutelsat is committed to integrating social and environmental issues into its activities as an essential element of successful operations. Eutelsat uses its satellite resources as the preferred infrastructure for bridging the digital divide, while striving to keep the space around the Earth uncluttered and clean in the implementation of its operations.


Be part of the adventure, apply now!


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