Engineer - RF Antenna Design

Want to invent the future of the Space Industry? You have come to the right place. We fundamentally believe that our PocketQubes can radically transform the ability for small groups to design, build and launch their own spacecraft. We need super ambitious, driven and bright minds to make this a reality.

Alba Orbital/PocketQube Shop is the world leader in PocketQube satellites and is one of the UK’s most innovative companies. We are looking to add an RF Engineer, with an emphasis on Antenna design, to our small, highly driven team. You will be tasked with designing three brand new Antenna’s for PocketQubes (Patch, Turnstile and Helix). This position would best suit an early stage engineer with preferably a Master’s Degree or PhD and ideally some industrial experience.


  • Delivery of Antenna’s to in-orbit validation stage for our first demonstration mission

  • Design of three antenna, Patch, Turnstile and Helix

  • Testing RF subsystems

  • Design and qualify product to suitable environmental standards

The candidate must demonstrate

  • Understanding of Electromagnetics fundamentals

  • Experience in antenna and analog circuit design

  • Hands on experience using RF test equipment (spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, vector signal analyzers, etc.)

  • Antenna performance optimisation for Long Range RF applications with tight volume and power budget constraints

  • Understanding of design for manufacturability (DFM) methodologies

  • Willingness to continuously learn and overcome any obstacle put in their way

  • Innovation, Perseverance and a Genuine knowledge of and passion for Startups

  • EU or Schengen area Citizenship


Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or similar discipline or Master’s degree in Physics or Applied Mathematics with a demonstrated focus on electromagnetics

Preferable Experience

  • RF circuit design

  • Amateur Ham Radio License

  • Hands-on design experience including testing, system measurement and troubleshooting

  • Experience working with GNU Radio

  • Knowledge of Object Oriented or Scripting languages such as C, C++, Python, MATLAB or Perl


£19,000 per annum, 11 Month contract based in Glasgow, position to fill ASAP. Please email Portfolio, CV and Covering letter to: