L-Band CoE

Antenna Engineer

02 May 2024
Company Description

Intellian Technologies

Intellian is a leading global provider of stabilized satellite antenna systems. Built upon our patented RF, stabilization and tracking technologies, our products support a wide range of industries, including Commercial Maritime, Offshore Energy, Defense & Intelligence and Luxury Yachting. Our comprehensive range of antenna systems includes Satellite TV, VSAT, Global Xpress, FleetBroadband and Iridium Certus solutions.

Job Position

Antenna Engineer

Job Type

Full Time

Job Description

The successful candidate will work as part of Intellian’s UK L-Band Centre of Excellence, and will be responsible for developing antennas for Intellian’s L-Band Terminal portfolio.
Working alongside Senior Antenna & RF Engineer and reporting to the Engineering Manager of L-Band CoE, the Antenna Engineer will design and develop various L-Band antennas within the agreed cost, schedule, performance requirements and quality.
The Antenna Engineer will work closely with other engineers, project management, consultants and engineering teams at Intellian’s UK development centre and Intellian’s headquarters in South Korea to design and deliver Antenna designs suitable for mass production and longevity in the field.
The selected candidate will ensure the antenna designs are completed and documented to a high standard, meet all performance and other relevant requirements, and drive continuous improvement activities to improve performance and quality before moving to mass production.
Related tasks will cover part or all the activities regarding the full life cycle development, including identifying customer needs and mission, requirements analysis, systems engineering, design, development, test and verification, quality assurance support and transfer to production).


Technical Responsibilities:

• Design and document L-Band antenna technology and solutions that meet the requirements of gain, axial ratio, size and weight, manufacturing cost and manufacturability.
• Complete ownership of the development process from concept, through to transfer into mass production.
• Understand and apply an excellent knowledge of trade-offs involved in developing antennas for small and compact terminals.
• Build, test and verify performance of designs in development using a variety of methods including benchtop measurements and anechoic test chamber testing.
• Apply an in-depth knowledge of best practices and engineering judgment to make design decisions or solve moderately complex tasks or problems in antenna development, manufacturing, technology or engineering. Takes new perspective on existing solutions.
• Research of new and novel antenna solutions that provide desired or improved performance within the constraints of the overall product requirements.
• Have a sound understanding of the mechanical structure impact on antenna performance and collaborate with other engineers to resolve technical conflicts and tradeoffs.
• Use a comprehensive understanding of Satellite Communication Terminals and Radio systems in general to ensure complete system requirements are met.
• Develop high quality and unambiguous documentation and present work to stakeholders as required.
• Support all documentation and testing required for regulatory approvals, certification and qualification of the products.


• Bachelors and Masters in Engineering.
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to influence and negotiate with stakeholders across the business.

Preferred Skills & Experience

Experience - Mandatory
• At least 5 years of proven experience in antenna design and development, preferably in L-Band or related frequency bands.
• Sound theoretical knowledge of Electromagnetics, wave propagation and electro-mechanical aspects.
• Excellent knowledge of different antenna topologies and the suitability of those for various applications.
• Good knowledge of how the antenna performance impacts overall terminal performance.
• Excellent knowledge of RF materials, their properties and their influence on antenna performance.
• Excellent knowledge and experience in analysing the performance impacts of the mechanical structure and mounting specifics.
• Proficient in CST and Antenna Magus.
• Simulation of antenna performance with fully integrated product assemblies.
• Experience using typical RF test equipment (eg VNA, spectrum analyser)
• Excellent knowledge of Antenna testing and Antenna test ranges
• A knowledge of underlying technologies, regulation, licensing and applications.
• Working knowledge of RF, hardware and mechanical design.
Experience – Desirable
• Omni antenna development with excellent low-elevation performance.
• Satellite communications related work.
• Knowledge of Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya Satellite terminals.
• RF design

How to Apply

Please send your resume with a cover letter to recruitment@intelliantech.com