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JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT ORBITAL RESEARCH

Orbital is growing quickly. We’re looking for creative and passionate people to join our ranks in Burnaby, Canada.

We develop wireless and RF products to serve military, government, aeronautical, earth observation, and other satellite communication customers. Our designs and products span DC to 40 GHz and are installed on vehicles, ships, and aircraft, as well as on the ground in remote locations. Orbital products often need to meet challenging specs or work reliably in extreme conditions, so our people must be creative and committed to producing the highest quality work – from initial concept through to volume production.

CURRENT OPENINGS:

DSP Engineer

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.

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
  • Applied knowledge of statistical signal processing, estimation theory, digital communication theory, and adaptive signal processing
  • Perform assigned duties effectively as a member of a relatively small, rapid prototyping engineering team
  • Command strong analytical abilities as well as the ability to communicate complex ideas succinctly and persuasively to peers and management
  • Provide technical risk analysis, problem identification and resolution
  • Communicate effectively in presentations, informal communications, and written reports

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 

Orbital offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Group RRSP with company contributions
  • 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 hard-working, like-minded colleagues

Please send your resume to hr@orbitalresearch.net

RF Technician

We currently have an opening for a talented RF technician. In this full-time 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. Assignments may include performing final product testing and tuning of RF circuits using RF sweepers, RF power meters, vector network analyzers (VNAs), spectrum analyzers, waveguides and waveguide couplers, coaxial cables, environmental chambers, and vibration fixtures.

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

  • Trained or certified for IPC J-STD-001
  • Familiarity with microwave test equipment and laboratory protocols for handling sensitive components
  • Must be able to read and interpret test instructions, assembly instructions, and engineering drawings (schematics, mechanical drawings)
  • Experience and skills with basic hand tools, and machinery such as drill presses, grinders, CNC machines an asset
  • Knowledge of environmental test processes and equipment is beneficial
  • Good communication skills are necessary to work effectively with team members, supervisors and other employees
  • Proficiency with PCs and Microsoft Office applications is needed
  • A diploma or certificate in electronics is preferred

Depending upon the work assignment, applicants may be subject to a government security screening and required to meet eligibility requirements for access to controlled goods requiring a security clearance.

Orbital offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Group RRSP with company contributions
  • 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 hard-working, like-minded colleagues

Please send your resume to hr@orbitalresearch.net

Need help?

Harsh environment?

Complicated or unique application?

We’ll work with you to develop custom LNBs and components that meet your needs.

High performance LNBs and frequency conversion products for the most challenging SATCOM conditions on the planet.

ORBITAL RESEARCH LTD.

1 (604) 419-8585

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8652 Commerce Court
Burnaby, BC, Canada  V5A 4N6

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