Resident Payload Specialist

Oneweb Merritt Island , FL 32952

Posted 2 weeks ago

OneWeb's mission is to enable Internet access for everyone, everywhere. We want to see the next generation even more connected than the last, and to create opportunities for people today to access the opportunities made possible through the Internet. To fulfill our mission, OneWeb is revolutionizing the satellite industry and building a global communications network with a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide connectivity to people around the world. OneWeb is creating business solutions for Broadband, Government and Cellular Backhaul. Its high speed, low latency network will offer game-changing Mobility solutions to industries that rely on global connectivity, such as Aviation, Maritime, Automotive, Trains, and more.

We have more than $3 billion invested from incredible partners including SoftBank, Qualcomm, Grupo Salinas, Airbus, Virgin, Coca-Cola and more. We have signed our first customer contracts, we have ground infrastructure in Canada, Italy, Norway with more on the way and in February of 2019, we successfully launched our first six satellites into space. OneWeb is making incredible progress toward reaching our mission and we are looking for more, very talented individuals to help make it a reality.

If building the infrastructure to connect people everywhere is something you would like to make happen, then joining OneWeb may be a great personal and career move. We can provide an intellectually challenging workplace and fast growing opportunity with a clear purpose. Come join the team that is making communication ubiquitous on a global scale.

Primary role purpose:

OneWeb requires a self-motivated individual to provide expert guidance and leadership with regards to all aspects of satellite communications payload engineering. Initially based at the OneWeb Satellites in Florida with our team of on-site engineers, working with the OneWeb Satellites team and in strict contact with satellite and equipment suppliers to ensure that the OneWeb satellites are delivered in compliance with the requirements, on schedules and with the correct quality. Review, assessment and recommendation of supplier data from bid through design, manufacture and test to final delivery will be a prime task.


  • Oversee unit and payload level manufacturing

  • Support the definition of the unit and payload test activities and processes for data review for an unprecedented satellite production rate

  • Review and approve test data for units and payload from qualification phase to in orbit test

  • Support OneWeb communications payload design and development activities

  • Participate in satellite test campaigns and delivery reviews to ensure that OneWeb's requirements are fulfilled

  • Manage contractor for timely resolution on communications subsystem technical problems

  • Support new space infrastructure procurement tasks with all related industrialization activities

  • Provide timely reporting to management for critical and routine activities

Knowledge and Skills:

  • At least 7 years experience in communications payload design, manufacture and test from equipment level through to spacecraft level;

  • Solid understanding of how requirements flow down from payload design in order to interact with the system team in addressing non-compliances;

  • In depth knowledge of all technologies associated with communications payloads, including SSPA's, OMUX, frequency generator, onboard digital channelization and beamforming

  • The analysis of supplier data and presentation of performance (e.g. G/T, EIRP, linearity etc);

  • In-depth understanding and hands-on capabilities for the testing of communication equipment, communications payloads and spacecraft;

  • The ability to discuss and contribute to the mechanical and thermal aspects of the payload in case of anomalies;

  • Provide leadership for communications payload developments for OneWeb programmes;

  • Good knowledge and understanding of satellite assembly integration & test processes;

  • Excellent writing and reporting skills;

  • Excellent communication skills with people at all levels of the organization.

Personal qualities fundamental to success in this role:

  • A passionate desire to take the organization as far as it can go;

  • A demonstrated ability to work across organizational boundaries;

  • Objective, rational and multidisciplinary thinking;

  • Courage to act upon convictions;

  • Flexibility to relocate place of work potentially across different continents;

  • Demonstrated ability to be able to influence contractor staff and achieve success in situations via coherent discussion and persuasion for situations where a contractual mandate is not in place;

  • A high degree of integrity;

  • Provide candid feedback;

  • Ability to face up to problems quickly and take action;

  • A willingness to be self-critical and learn from mistakes - avoiding hubris;

  • Acts within her or his circle of competence and knows the boundary.

  • No visa sponsorship is available for this position.

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