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Orbital Research was founded in Burnaby, Canada, in 2003. Our team has extensive experience engineering and customizing high end, high performance frequency converters and satellite communications components for professional use. Orbital Research products – LNBs, BDCs, oscillators and more – perform reliably anywhere, even in extreme temperatures and conditions.

We provide standard and custom SATCOM equipment to customers in military, aeronautical, earth observation, satellite news gathering (SNG), SATCOM-on-the-move (SOTM) and other satellite industries. And because our frequency converters and components are professionally engineered, hand-tuned and individually tested, we can guarantee high performance.

Please send your resume to hr@orbitalresearch.net

Current Openings

The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of wireless technologies, SDR development, digital signal processing and embedded systems. The job requires the ability to interpret internal, customer and other specifications as well as industry standards to synthesize system requirements and architectures – and then to develop and implement solutions in simulations and target hardware.

You will require a good understanding of the entire protocol stack, including modern modulation techniques, error correction coding techniques and bit and packet-oriented communications protocols. Working closely with a multi-disciplined team of mechanical, hardware, RF, and firmware engineers, you will propose, design, implement, test, and deliver solutions.

 

Requirements

A detailed knowledge of the system trade space in software defined radios from the RF front end to back-end digital signal processing

Working knowledge of Matlab, Simulink and Xilinx System Generator or equivalent

A master’s degree or PhD in electrical/computer engineering

Good interpersonal and presentation skills

Previous experience in the telecom industry with a working knowledge of SDR highly desired

Experience with hardware design of FPGA support boards

Experience in coherent digital demodulation of waveforms such as mPSK, APSK, QAM, etc.

Experience with high speed interfaces (e.g. PCIE, USB, SerDes, JESD204b, DDR4)

Relevant experience with hobbies or university design team

Responsibilities

  • Support the development of new or revised products
  • Algorithm development and testing using simulation tools such as Matlab and Simulink, GNU Radio or equivalent
  • Realization of DSP and SDR algorithms in FPGA platforms
  • System-level performance verification on development and target hardware

Orbital offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

Group RRSP with company Contribution

Health benefits plan

Flexible working hours

Close to public transit

Subsidized public transit passes

Continuous learning and training plans

A fun and dynamic work environment with like-minded colleagues

We currently have an opening for talented RF TECHNICIAN at our Burnaby, BC location. In this full-time, on-site, position, you will be part of a production team responsible for the tuning and testing of RF amplifiers and sub-assemblies used in satellite communications systems. We operate in a fast-paced environment building prototypes, custom designs and production products. Assignments may include performing final product testing and tuning of RF circuits using RF sweepers, RF power meters, vector network analyzers (VNAs), spectrum analyzers, environmental chambers, and vibration fixtures.

You will need at least two years of RF test and production experience, with demonstrated knowledge of microwave theory and practice. Other qualifications that will enable you to perform successfully in these positions include:

 

Skills that would be an advantage are:

Trained or certified for IPC J-STD-001;

Skilled with basic hand tools, and machinery such as drill presses, grinders, milling machines;

Knowledge of environmental test processes and equipment;

Experience with programming languages such as Python, Java, C++ and C#; and,

Experience developing automated test systems.

Mandatory Skills

  • Demonstrated experience with microwave test equipment;
  • Familiarity with laboratory protocols for handling sensitive components;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to adapt to new and changing assignments;
  • Read and interpret test instructions, assembly instructions, and engineering drawings (schematics, mechanical drawings);
  • Effective communication skills to work effectively with team members, supervisors, and other employees;
  • Proficiency with PCs and Microsoft Office applications;
  • A diploma or certificate in electronics.

Orbital offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

Group RRSP with company Contribution

Health benefits plan

Flexible working hours

Close to public transit

Subsidized public transit passes

Continuous learning and training plans

A fun and dynamic work environment with like-minded colleagues

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