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.

It is Orbital’s corporate policy to support and encourage a diverse and inclusive workforce. We comply with all national, provincial and municipal laws for labour standards and best practices.


RF Engineer

Job Summary

The position will work closely with the rest of Orbital’s multi-function engineering team. The ideal candidate will have experience designing and implementing RF circuits, ultra low noise power supplies, and systems to control RF circuits. The job requires the ability to interpret internal and customer specifications, industry standards and other specifications to synthesize system requirements and architectures – and then to develop and implement solutions in simulations and target hardware. The position requires a good understanding of CAD design tools and simulation environments. This position will work closely with a multi-disciplined team of mechanical, hardware, RF, and firmware engineers to propose solutions, design, implement, test, and deliver.


  • Support the development of new or revised products
  • Design and simulation in ADS, Genesys or equivalent
  • Circuit design, schematic capture and layout in Altium
  • Hands-on capability to solder, tune and debug RF and digital circuits
  • 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 reportsRequirements
  • A detailed knowledge of the system trade space in RF components from DC to 40 GHz
  • Working knowledge of Matlab, Simulink, ADS., Genesys, Altium, Solidworks and other CAD tools
  • A master’s degree or PhD in electrical engineering
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Previous experience in the telecom industry highly desired
  • Relevant experience with hobbies or university design team an asset
  • Experience with communications systems and theory would be an asset and help in understanding the problems our products are solving

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 hardworking, likeminded colleagues

Please send your resume to

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

Meet Sherrisse, engineering/R&D co-op student

Read about this UBC mechanical engineering student’s experience designing projects from scratch – like a new test jig – at Orbital Research.

Meet Joanna, engineering/R&D co-op student

See what this SFU student’s experience was like testing and tuning some of our latest products — and gaining the skills needed to design RF PCBs for CubeSats.

Meet Garrett, production co-op student

Find out about this BCIT electrical engineering student’s time building, testing and troubleshooting frequency conversion products in a fast-paced environment.