Closing Date
31 December 2019


The group AAC Clyde Space offers turnkey solutions and services from mission design to on-orbit operations, including reliable customizable satellite platforms in the range of 1 to 50 Kg and a full range of subsystems for cube and small satellites. With unrivalled flight heritage and end-to-end service, AAC Clyde Space enables customers to reach their mission goals through a single, trusted point of contact. 

As GNSS technologies – particularly use of GPS – become commonplace on CubeSat missions, the need has arisen to add further expert knowledge in this area to our team. This is a full-time role for an experienced GNSS engineer who can work to deliver our next range of nanosatellite projects.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide expert knowledge of GNSS systems during the design process of future CubeSat missions, ensuring best practices are adopted in the rest of the Platform to maximise GNSS performance.
  • Support system engineering team in defining and controlling interfaces between GNSS hardware and other subsystems incorporated on future CubeSat missions.
  • Work with AOCS and Software teams to assess and improve how GNSS signals are processed and used in the onboard attitude and orbit control algorithms.
  • Continually monitor GNSS products available on the market, review specifications, and lead procurement decisions. Maintain knowledge on the state-of-the art use of GNSS technologies / products for satellite navigation.
  • Definition and ownership of a robust verification campaign for all procured GNSS products; both before and after integration into the spacecraft.
  • Support operations team during in-orbit commissioning and characterisation of spacecraft GNSS systems.
  • Lead all trouble-shooting activities to determine the root cause of any functionality or performance issues observed – on Ground or on Orbit - with our GNSS systems.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to customers with Payloads dependent upon Platform GPS data. 

Skills required:


  • BEng, BSc or higher degree in engineering, science, or maths
  • Experience within industry with navigation systems or RF systems
  • Expert knowledge of GNSS topics – particularly GPS antenna and receiver technologies - with RF systems engineering content
  • Practical hands-on experience in the use and test of GNSS-based products
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Experience in investigating system level problems and resolving defects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the drive to complete tasks on schedule.
  • Ability to write technical documentation to a high standard.


  • In-depth knowledge of the full GNSS signal-processing chain
  • Experience in defining verification and validation procedures for a GNSS receiver
  • Experience with RF lab equipment for RF device and antenna characterization
  • A knowledge or awareness of ESA ECSS standards relating to RF

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AAC Clyde Space has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the legal right to live and work in the EU. Therefore, if you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to Clyde Space verifying that you are eligible to work in the EU before you start work.  Clyde Space are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Please note that if you have not heard anything from us within 2 weeks of applying, your application has on this occasion been unsuccessful.


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