Systems Engineer - Ottawa, Ontario

About Us

Telesat is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, the company’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 16 GEO satellites, the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 and one Phase 1 LEO satellite which is the start of Telesat’s planned advanced global LEO satellite constellation that will offer ultra-low latency, extremely high throughput, affordable broadband services. Telesat is also a leading technical consultant providing high value expertise and support to satellite operators, insurers and other industry participants on a global basis. Privately held, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL).

The Systems Engineer will design end-to-end satellite systems using advanced space and ground segment technologies to provide fixed and mobile services.


How You Will Contribute:

  • Provide link design and capacity analysis as technical inputs to the development of business plans for new satellite initiatives 
  • Model interference and other impairments
  • Recommend and contribute to improvements of system engineering software tools
  • Conduct systems analysis to support regulatory filings and coordination with other satellite operators
  • Customize software for systems engineering link design and capacity analysis


The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Bachelor Electrical Engineering, Masters preferred
  • Specialization in RF engineering
  • Knowledge of satellite ground and payload performance
  • Highly skilled at optimizing link budget analyses to achieve end-to-end system performance
  • Proficient with MATLAB to model complex communication systems
  • Understanding of protocols for satellite communications
  • Expert at analyzing interference of shared spectrum
  • Familiarity with advanced wireless networks such as 5G
  • Ability to summarize complex problems, solutions and recommendations
  • Fluent in English, written and oral
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as needed


Must be able to work in Canada and obtain clearance under the Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP).


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