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Lead Space Systems Engineer

  • Luxembourg
  • €110000 - €120000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32636

Do you have a passion for space and experience with complex projects?

Holt Executive has partnered with a leader in nanosatellites manufacturing and operation, to provide custom communication solutions for their clients.

Our partner is seeking a Lead Space Systems Engineer to lead a team of engineers and spearhead the design, construction, and delivery of small satellites for their global clientele. You will be the customer’s go-to technical expert, collaborating closely with specialists across disciplines from defining spacecraft requirements to post-launch commissioning. This role demands a broad technical understanding encompassing hardware, software, integration, power management, mechanical design, and manufacturing.

The position is located in Aalborg (Denmark) or Luxembourg, with travel requirements of approximately 15-20 days per year.

Key Responsibilities for the Lead Space Systems Engineer:

  • Lead the project’s systems team, overseeing the design and architecture of the spacecraft and its systems.
  • Develop and maintain documentation following established space engineering standards.
  • Contribute technically across all phases of mission and spacecraft design, from initial requirements to final integration and verification.
  • Manage interfaces with internal and external stakeholders, including payloads, ground control, launchers, etc.
  • Collaborate extensively with colleagues across various departments and locations, including Denmark, Luxembourg, Sweden, France, and North America.
  • Balance high-level design work with hands-on development and implementation tasks.

Key Skills and Experience Required by the Lead Space Systems Engineer:

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree (or higher) in engineering or relevant technical field, or equivalent professional experience in high-tech.
  • Proven experience in space systems engineering, spacecraft, and mission design.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong understanding of space systems, including satellites, spacecraft, launch vehicles, and related technologies.
  • Proficiency in systems engineering principles and methodologies (requirements analysis, system architecture, integration, verification, and validation).
  • Experience with CAD tools (SOLIDWORKS or similar) and mission analysis tools (STK, GMAT or similar).
  • Familiarity with programming languages (e.g., Python, Matlab) may be beneficial depending on the specific role.

Personal Qualities:

  • Strong quality awareness and understanding of aerospace industry standards.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to identify and manage risks.
  • Meets deadlines and proactively communicates deviations.
  • Results-oriented, autonomous, and analytical.

Communication:

  • Fluent English (speaking, reading, writing) at a professional level.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including explaining technical concepts to diverse audiences.

Teamwork:

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience collaborating with customers and explaining complex technologies clearly.

If your skills and experience match this Lead Space Systems Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com   
 

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Senior Signals Engineer

  • Palo Alto, United States
  • $125000 - $225000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32734

Holt Executive are partnered with a Silicon Valley based company that continues to solve communication and connectivity challenges for the US government. Having already delivered a radio that connects with GEO satellites 23,000 miles away, opening a new form of real-time and reliable connectivity from anywhere, they are now working on a robust geolocation alternative to GPS.

Our partner is seeking a Senior Signals Engineer to play a vital role in modeling, prototyping, and demonstrating the prototype system for this new product.

Key responsibilities for the Senior Signals Engineer:

  • Work cross-functionally to prototype hardware using software-defined radios.
  • Write customer radio receive modules in C++.
  • Demonstrate prototype systems.

Key Skills & Experience Required by the Senior Signals Engineer:

  • Strong knowledge of GNSS signal processing, and Digital Signal Processing math.
  • Experience in radio communications (Radar, CDMA, RF receivers etc).
  • Experience working with GNU radios, or other Software Defined Radio Systems.
  • A keen interest in building something that has never been built before.
  • Real-time embedded systems, and/or FPGA development is desired.

The successful Senior Signals Engineer must be a US Citizen and be open to working in Palo Alto, California.

If your skills and experience match this Senior Signals Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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IT Support Engineer

  • South East, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32726

Holt Executive are partnered with a dynamic and rapidly growing engineering company who are pioneering efforts to make Space and Earth’s orbits more sustainable. They currently require an IT Support Engineer to join their growing global IT team.

This IT Support Engineer position leverages a helpdesk ticketing system for efficient request and incident tracking. You will provide exceptional customer service, collaborating with senior members when complex issues arise.

This opportunity also involves diverse project work and learning opportunities, in particular with industry-leading cloud platforms like AWS and Azure.

Key Responsibilities for the IT Support Engineer:

  • Triaging requests and providing 1st and 2nd line support to a growing user base covering Microsoft O365, AWS and other systems, escalating 3rd line to Senior Engineers.
  • Setting up new, and managing existing, user accounts and access rights.
  • Installing updates and patches, managing software systems and being proactive.
  • Configuring laptop builds and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Diagnosing and fixing network problems.
  • Managing data backups.
  • Working with the global IT team to optimise support processes.

Key Skills & Experience Required by the IT Support Engineer:

  • Great at supporting Microsoft Windows 11.
  • Microsoft 365 administration with 2+ years’ experience, including Entra ID, Exchange, Teams, and SharePoint administration.
  • Laptop automation & configuration.
  • Customer service focussed.
  • Proven work experience as an IT Support Engineer.
  • Ability to think critically and diagnose software and hardware issues.

Benefits:

  • Competitive base salary.
  • Flexible working around core hours.
  • Hybrid working.
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days) + 8 days Bank Holiday
  • Life insurance and long-term sick pay.
  • Private healthcare.
  • New state of the art office and cleanroom facility.

If your skills and experience match this IT Support Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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System Engineering Specialist

  • Ontario, Canada
  • CAD134000 per annum, Benefits: Plus bonus
  • Permanent
  • V-32725

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading Global Satellite and Space leader that provides reliable and secure satellite-delivered voice and high-speed data communications solutions to broadcast, telecommunications, corporate and government customers worldwide.

Our partner is seeking a System Engineering Specialist to play a vital role and collaborate with the System Modelling and Engineering teams to support the design and development for the constellation system.

The successful System Engineering Specialist will work alongside engineers to tackle key areas such as communication, resource management, user compatibility, overall system operations and ensuring the system meets regulations. You’ll also help integrate user devices and define how the system will operate.

Key Responsibilities for the System Engineering Specialist:

  • Collaborate with teams to design the constellation system, making sure it meets project goals and customer needs. This includes defining the system architecture, requirements, and what each part of the system (including satellites) needs to do. Leverage modelling to test ideas and work with engineers to define and finalise requirements.
  • Contribute to the design and development of critical system functionalities like communication pathways, resource allocation, network access, management systems, service availability, compliance, power management, user terminal integration, and operational concepts.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to junior engineers in the System Design team.
  • Develop and maintain clear documentation outlining the constellation system architecture, including subsystems, interfaces, and data flows. This ensures optimal performance and reliability.
  • Collaborate with the System Integration and Test team to plan how all constellation system elements will be integrated and tested.
  • Identify and manage technical risks associated with the system design. Develop mitigation strategies and contingency plans as needed to address potential issues.
  • Stay informed about emerging satellite technologies and trends. Contribute innovative ideas to improve the design and operation of the constellation system.
  • Create and maintain all necessary documentation for the project.
  • Work with external partners, vendors, and stakeholders to ensure the project’s success.

Key Skills & Experience for the System Engineering Specialist:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in electrical engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in satellite system architecture and design.
  • 10+ years’ experience in similar positions.
  • Strong knowledge of satellite communication protocols, orbital mechanics, and space systems.
  • Experience with software defined satellite communication payloads.
  • Familiarity with regulatory bodies and space industry standards.
  • Previous experience communicating effectively with both internal and external stakeholders,
  • An understanding of business considerations and practical limitations related to system design and implementation.
  • Fluent in English, written and oral. French is an asset.

The successful System Engineering Specialist must be able to work in Canada and obtain clearance under the Canadian Controlled Goods program (CGP).

If your skills and experience match this System Engineering Specialist opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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Telecommunication / SATCOM Service Desk Engineer

  • Ontario, Ottawa, Canada
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32723

Holt Executive are exclusively supporting a global provider of lifesaving/innovative connectivity solutions that connect people and assets around the globe, including in remote and challenging environments.

Are you passionate about technology and driven by excellent customer service?

Do you thrive in fast-paced environments and enjoy overcoming technical challenges?

Then this is your chance to join a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, as a Telecommunication / SATCOM Service Desk Engineer – Canada.

As the Telecommunication / SATCOM Service Desk Engineer – Canada you’ll be the first point of contact for customers, supporting their critical telecommunications needs. You’ll receive and action customer service requests, troubleshoot service issues, maintain IT systems, as well as test and prepare satellite terminal hardware for field operations.

Key Responsibilities for the Telecommunication / SATCOM Service Desk Engineer – Canada:

  • Be the main point of contact for customer requests and issues (All non-standard requests will initially be dealt with by Sales and the Commercial teams)
  • Answer customer calls and emails in fluent English language.
  • Triage the requests and incidents, conduct further investigation as required and progress the delivery or resolution.
  • Provide customer staff in the field with telephone support in equipment operation and fault-finding.
  • Completion of allocated tasks to required quality within the agreed completion schedule.
  • Ensure all support Service Level Agreements are met, keeping customer updated on progress.
  • Conduct maintenance activities on IT systems and satellite terminal hardware.
  • Generation of knowledge articles to assist or speed up future operations.
  • Work a rotating shift pattern to ensure the service desk is always supported (24/7/365)

Key Skills & Experience for the Telecommunication / SATCOM Service Desk Engineer – Canada:

  • A Diploma or Degree in an Engineering discipline relevant to IT server administration, IP network engineering or telecommunications.
  • Maintenance and support of physical and virtual Windows Server systems.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving networking or communications systems incidents.
  • Ability to prepare technical documentation and reports under supervision.
  • Must be able to listen and empathize with customer issues – putting the customer first.
  • Must be competent with use of Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as Microsoft Visio.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Ottawa and hold Canadian citizenship with a suitable background to qualify and maintain a government security clearance for Canada.

If your skills and experience match this Telecommunication / SATCOM Service Desk Engineer – Canada opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com   

 

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Test Engineering Manager

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • £55000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: Hybrid and flexible working, and more!
  • Permanent
  • V-32699

Holt Executive are seeking an experienced Test Engineering Manager to join a leading design and manufacturing business in West Sussex.

The Test Engineering Manager will be responsible for the creation of factory acceptance, first article inspections, test procedures and processes and drive the design, development and procurement of test equipment, and test fixtures.

Key Responsibilities for the Test Engineering Manager:

  • Plan and coordinate high quality engineer process testing.
  • Provide test engineering support for test activities to ensure maximum efficiency and productivity of resources.
  • Participate in the formulation of customer verification matrices.
  • Evaluate current test activities and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Develop test plans and documentation derived from verification matrices to demonstrate compliance to customer specification.
  • Develop best practices to improve testing capacity, quality and reliability.
  • Investigate problems, analyse root causes and service resolutions.
  • Ensure, at all times that health and safety regulations and guidelines are followed.
  • Ensure that all documentation related to your work is kept accurate and up to date in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001.

Skills & Experience required by the Test Engineering Manager:

  • Experience of producing test procedures for electromechanical systems.
  • An ability to interpret technical requirements and recommend an appropriate test strategy.
  • A proven ability to design and fault-find electromechanical equipment.
  • An ability to read complex technical drawings both wiring/PCB schematics and Mechanical Drawings.
  • Familiarity with using essential fault finding and debugging equipment (multimeters, oscilloscopes).

Company Benefits

  • 37.5 hour working week and lunchtime finishes on a Friday.
  • 28 days annual leave & Christmas closure.
  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements.
  • Group pension plan – matched contributions up to 5%.
  • Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
  • Life Assurance Policy, including Bereavement Counselling and Probate Helpline.
  • Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across sites to support and promote well-being.
  • Employee discounts scheme (including access to an additional wellbeing hub).
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.

Security Clearance Requirements

Due to the nature of the business, staff need to be able to obtain UK Security Clearance.

If your skills and experience match this Test Engineering Manager opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com

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Senior Quality Engineer

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: Hybrid & Flexible working, & more
  • Permanent
  • V-32700

Holt Executive are seeking an experienced Senior Quality Engineer to join a leading design and manufacturing business in West Sussex.

The Senior Quality Engineer will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Quality Management System (QMS), and assigning work to and supporting the Quality Engineers.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Quality Engineer:

  • Supporting the maintenance and continual improvement of the QMS to ensure satisfaction of BS EN ISO 9001 requirements.
  • Conducting internal audits to monitor operation and effectiveness of the QMS and to facilitate continual improvement.
  • Ensuring that appropriate corrective actions, resulting from recorded non-conformances, are implemented and effective.
  • Development of QMS elements with process-owners including process, procedure & operating instructions.
  • Working closely with the Supply Chain team – Responsibility for on-site supplier assessment & approval. Liaison with suppliers to facilitate the on-time supply of conforming materials and services from external providers resolution of issues with non-compliant product.
  • Reviewing customer bids and contracts for Quality requirements and preparation of Quality Plans.

Skills & Experience required by the Senior Quality Engineer:

  • Experienced in the management of a QMS within a design and manufacturing environment.
  • Qualified to minimum HNC/HND or relevant equivalent; (Engineering related discipline is highly desirable).
  • Experienced in managing and conducting internal and supplier audits.
  • Experienced in “8D” problem solving methodology within an SME and with suppliers, including use of 5-Whys and Ishikawa/Cause and effect diagrams.
  • Able to create and develop clear and concise QMS elements including processes, procedures, and workflows.

Company Benefits

  • 37.5 hour working week and lunchtime finishes on a Friday.
  • 28 days annual leave & Christmas closure.
  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements.
  • Group pension plan – matched contributions up to 5%.
  • Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
  • Life Assurance Policy, including Bereavement Counselling and Probate Helpline.
  • Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across sites to support and promote well-being.
  • Employee discounts scheme (including access to an additional wellbeing hub).
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.

Security Clearance Requirements

Due to the nature of the business, staff need to be able to obtain UK Security Clearance.
 

If your skills and experience match this Senior Quality Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com

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Flight Software Verification & Validation Engineer

  • South East, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32600

Holt Executive is partnered with a global leader in Space and Satellite sustainability, a dynamic and rapidly growing technology innovator who are making hugely positive contributions to the growing problem of orbital space debris.

Our partner is seeking a talented real-time embedded software engineer to join their team as a Flight Software Verification & Validation Engineer.

The Flight Software Verification & Validation Engineer will play a critical role in verifying and validating the real-time software for revolutionary orbital debris missions. This is your chance to be at the forefront of space exploration and contribute to a cleaner, safer future for our planet.

Key Responsibilities for the Flight Software Verification & Validation Engineer:

  • Conduct rigorous flight software verification, validation, and integration to ensure flawless performance.
  • Develop, maintain, and implement comprehensive plans for thorough flight software testing.
  • Set up and manage diverse testing platforms to rigorously evaluate software functionality.
  • Support all testing phases, including non-functional and automated regression testing, to identify and address potential issues.
  • Find and implement the best test equipment and techniques to maximize flight software testing effectiveness.
  • Co-ordinate with other teams at sub-system and system level to identify test and integration needs.
  • Actively participate in mission system test and simulation campaigns.
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer within the business, sharing your expertise and contributing to projects across the organization.

Key Skills & Experience required by the Flight Software Verification & Validation Engineer:

  • Possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a relevant engineering/science discipline.
  • 2+ years of experience in developing real-time embedded systems using C/C++.
  • Demonstrate 2-3 years of experience in verifying and validating real-time systems.
  • Have a proven record of creating test scripts and automated tests, with knowledge of scripting languages.
  • Possess solid understanding of software development methodologies and embedded software engineering.
  • Experience in implementing real-time systems and software.
  • Have experience in effectively executing test plans.
  • Experience with Python programming is advantageous.

 
Company Benefits:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Opportunity to work with a highly talented international team working on cutting edge technology
  • Flexible working around core hours
  • Hybrid working available (dependent on individual role requirements)
  • 9-day working fortnight
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days) + 8 days Bank Holiday
  • Life insurance and long-term sick pay
  • Private healthcare (taxable benefit)

If your skills and experience match this Flight Software Verification & Validation Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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Senior Ground Systems Engineer

  • South East, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32561

Visa sponsorship and a relocation package can be offered for this role.

Holt Executive are partnered with a global leader in Space sustainability, a dynamic and rapidly growing technology innovator who are making hugely positive contributions to the growing problem of orbital space debris.

They require a Senior Ground Systems Engineer to be involved in the whole ground segment development process, from conceptual design to maintenance, playing a key role by interfacing with the Mission Systems and Operations teams.

Our partner offers hybrid working and flexible hours, and you will join a team of highly talented engineers working on cutting edge technology, in their state-of-the-art office and cleanroom facility in Oxford.

Responsibilities for the Senior Ground Systems Engineer:

  • Participate in/lead the development of ground systems including Mission Control System, Mission Planning System, Ground Stations Interface System.
  • Derive requirements for the ground segment.
  • Interface with the external suppliers’ teams acting as a Product Owner or Technical Officer and provide support to the development team during the ground segment development phase.
  • Produce and maintain project documentation to good standard including requirements, verification and validation plan, test procedures, test reports, etc.
  • Perform verification & validation of the systems with other team members.

 Skills and Experience required by the Senior Ground Systems Engineer:

  • University degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications, or other relevant engineering discipline.
  • 5+ years of industry experience in satellite ground systems engineering.
  • Good knowledge of the main components of a ground segment (for example, mission control system, mission planning system).
  • Good knowledge of Requirements Engineering, system integration, verification and validation.

Benefits:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Relocation package and visa sponsorship (if applicable)
  • Flexible working around core hours
  • Hybrid working
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days)
  • Life insurance and long-term sick pay
  • Private healthcare

 If your skills and experience match this Senior Ground Systems Engineer  opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 
 

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Senior SATCOM Systems Engineer

  • South East, Bedfordshire, UK
  • £65000 - £85000 per annum, Benefits: Open hybrid working environment, Private healthcare, Excellent pension + more!
  • Permanent
  • V-32622-2

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a leading technology and engineering services company who supply the space and satellite industry and are involved in a variety of projects, ranging from design and development of space systems to management of launch services and in-orbit satellite control.

Our partner is seeking a Senior SATCOM Systems Engineer to provide technical and commercial expertise to their clients.

The Senior SATCOM Systems Engineer will be responsible for tackling a variety of interesting and challenging engineering tasks on advanced satellite communication networks and supported communications services.

The successful Senior SATCOM Systems Engineer will require a strong foundation of knowledge and experience in systems engineering and be able to demonstrate experience in some (or many) of the following skills, experience, and responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior SATCOM Systems Engineer:

  • Have good customer-facing skills with the ability to produce and present clear, concise presentations to build strong relationships with clients.
  • Be able to identify key issues, develop solutions, and navigate daily challenges with a strategic mindset.
  • Proven ability to develop creative solutions that solve complex problems.

Key Skills and Experience for the Senior SATCOM Systems Engineer:

  • Minimum of 5-10 years relevant experience.
  • Graduate with Honours or master’s degree in a relevant subject (e.g., Space System Engineering, Electronics, Communications); equivalent qualifications and/or experience can be considered.
  • Experience in SATCOM systems engineering with a knowledge of system design, ground segment design, satellite operations and payload engineering.
  • Experience in IP networking, protocols, and security of data.
  • Strong practical knowledge of systems engineering practices from requirements engineering through design/development and on to VV&T.
  • Experience in developing requirements systems design documentation, test plans and procedures and operational procedures.
  • Knowledge of software development environments, languages, and methodologies.

Company Benefits – Competitive package, including:

  • Annual Bonus (discretionary)
  • Private healthcare
  • Excellent pension
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Open hybrid working environment (one day every month on-site in Bedfordshire)

If your skills and experience match this Senior SATCOM Systems Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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