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Senior Antenna Network Engineer (Satellite Communications Network)



Marketing & Communications, IT
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Who are we?

We are a Finnish-based international New Space company with employees from more than 57 countries in Finland, the US, the UK, Spain, Luxembourg, and Poland. Our team is a tight-knit group of experts from areas including engineering, software development, and radar technology. We’re innovative, driven people who strive for excellence in everything we do. Being advocates of our corporate culture, we value teamwork and curiosity, and we know how to have fun!

What do we do?

ICEYE is building and operating its commercial constellation of small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites with SAR data available to customers. Our satellites acquire images of Earth at any time – even when it’s cloudy or dark – providing commercial and government partners with unmatched persistent monitoring capabilities. Information derived from our SAR images helps customers make data-driven decisions to address time-critical challenges in various sectors, such as maritime, disaster management, insurance, and finance.

What are we looking for?

To support the company’s growth, we continue to scale our Communications Network team and are looking for a Senior Antenna Network Engineer to join us in the Helsinki area, Finland. ICEYE Communications Network is responsible for creating high reliability and high throughput communication between the ground systems and the satellites in ICEYE fleet globally. Various teams are working on contact planning and configuration, TT&C chain, payload downlinking and ground station infrastructure around it.

About the role?

As a Senior Networking Engineer, you will work for the Antenna Network & Infrastructure team. Your task is to develop, maintain and improve our infrastructure on cloud and on-premise environments which enable us to communicate to the external antennas from ICEYE systems. Together, these will combine the world’s largest SAR satellite network and ground station infrastructure. This includes, but is not limited to, defining infrastructure manifests, maintaining VPN tunnels for command and control with ground station antenna providers, collaboration of gateway development and configuration, packet forwarding, data stream optimization and collaboration of spacecraft connection health monitoring and reporting.

What you will do:

  • Act as an experienced networking engineer with a strong cloud engineering background
  • Take technical product ownership of the ground station network building and expanding
  • Work both on cloud and on-premise solutions
  • Maintain and scale the systems when new satellites and ground stations are added into the ground station network
  • Configure firewall rules, routing, implement VPC instances, and manage VPN tunnels between ICEYE systems and external ground station providers and services
  • Help building a secure ICEYE cloud system for forwarding data to internal and external stakeholders

What you need to succeed:

  • You have years of relevant work experience with cloud/SaaS solution
  • You have a helpful mentoring mindset and you can help others succeeding in their role
  • A solid hands-on engineer and you can show it. You get things done, but also know when to take the time to get the design right
  • You can take the technical ownership of the product; you can design, plan and provide feedback about the roadmap and technical solutions which you and the rest of the team are building
  • Experience with network devices (routers, switches, load balancers) and an excellent understanding of network routing protocols and design practices
  • Experience working, or solid understanding. with software security, GNU/Linux, microservices, containers, AWS/cloud computing. Infrastructure as code experience is required for this work

What we offer:

  • A job that matters in a dynamic New Space environment with a scale-up approach
  • An independent role with a supportive and diverse work environment
  • Occupational healthcare, occupational and private insurance
  • A yearly benefit budget to spend as you wish (i.e. on sport, transport, wellness, lunch, etc.)
  • Relocation support (i.e. flight tickets, accommodation, relocation buddy program)
  • Time for self-development, research, training, conferences, or certification schemes
  • Inspiring and collaborating offices and silent workspaces enabling you to focus
  • Regular internal events for employees (e.g. sports events, team-building events, parties, etc.)
  • A wide variety of best coffee, tea, snacks, and sweets to accompany your daily space mission

Diversity & inclusion are core values at ICEYE. We are passionate about building and sustaining inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions.

Could this be the role for you? Apply now to start your journey with ICEYE. We are looking forward to receiving your application in English as soon as possible.

We are making the impossible possible together.


Anna Cseke (Talent Acquisition Specialist)
[email protected]