Telecommunications Engineer for Laser Communications

Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium

Our mission is supported by an ambitious vertically integrated approach: design & manufacture of small satellites combined with development of earth observation services.

Since its creation in 2018, the company has already grown substantially. Our team gathers more than 25 engineering expertise, from hardware design to software development & data science.

In 2024, Aerospacelab counts offices in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), Toulouse (France), Lausanne (Switzerland) and US West Coast with more than 200 full-time employees, with the ambition to position itself as the European leader in small satellites.

Role Overview

    • Research and innovate in the development of space-to-ground and space-to-space laser communication links
    • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the entire communication link and its challenges regarding high speed data and analog/digital processing
    • Conduct in-depth analysis and implement necessary adjustments to improve overall performance
    • Develop comprehensive test plans for validating improvements in the link setup
    • Proactively identify and address any issues that arise during research and test phases whether optics or baseband related
    • Share your expertise to contribute collaboratively, applying research findings to practical applications

Nice to have

  • Experience with optical communication links or optical/photonic devices
  • Experience with FPGA development
  • Experience with high frequency circuit design

Must have

  • MSc or PhD in electrical engineering, communications technology, optics, or other relevant disciplines
  • Already had 1st experience in similar position
  • Solid knowledge of telecommunications systems
  • Understanding of the challenges of high speed communications links
  • Skillful in digital signal processing, electrical engineering, data acquisition
  • Experience with lab work and system level testing methodologies
  • Ability to diagnose and debug test setups
  • Strong interest in gaining understanding of optical communication links
  • Excellent verbal and written skills to interact with the project members and teams of different expertise
  • Fluent in English

joining us

  • Build your own career path
  • Direct impact on the growth trajectory of the company
  • Flat hierarchy
  • Fast-paced environment
  • Flexible ways of working
  • Salary package consistent with your experience