Satellite Test Engineer

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Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Canberra

Type: Full Time

Posted: 09/06/2020


Nova Systems SATCOM has developed a reputation for delivery of high-quality professional services to both Defence and Non Defence clients. Our group comprises a satellite communications team with high quality, experienced people that cover multiple disciplines encompassing project specification, requirements definition, engineering, integration, installation, test and evaluation, operations and ILS. Our experts, based on personnel with a long history of delivering successful commercial and Defence projects, are able to provide expert advice, guidance and support to clients through all aspects of SATCOM project establishment, delivery and sustainment. Whilst we target experienced recruits, we are also happy to consider developing those who have the complementary skills, enthusiasm, attitude and drive to take on new challenges. We prize our group camaraderie and drive to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.

About the opportunity:

We are currently seeking SATCOM Systems Engineers to support the engineering, integration and certification testing program in a team delivering SATCOM terminal certification services to Defence.

What will you be involved in:

  • Management of test programs 
  • Development of RF testing procedures and subsequent analysis philosophies;
  • Review of detailed technical documentation;
  • Integration of test equipment and supporting infrastructure;
  • Hands on setup and testing of a range of satellite terminals against various military standards;
  • Preparation of test reports.

What we would like from you:

  • Australia Citizenship (due to AGSVA Clearance requirements);
  • Current or recently suspended Baseline AGSVA Clearance (NV-1 highly regarded);
  • Preferred 5 years' experience or more in the ADF Acquisition environment, but not essential;
  • Preferred 5 years' experience in satellite communications systems engineering or have communications experience transferable to the SATCOM realm


  • Experience with either design, operation and/or sustainment of X/Ka Band SATCOM systems;
  • Experience using spectrum analysers, signal generators and power meters for testing RF characteristics of transmit and receive systems;
  • Ex-service, APS background or experience in an engineering stream within the Department of Defence;
  • Relevant Engineering Degree or Diploma/Certificate (if from overseas recognised by Engineers Australia); 
  • Experience with National Instruments LabView programming.

About you:

  • A self-starter with effective leadership skills and a “can-do” attitude;
  • Enthusiastic and committed to ongoing learning
  • Have excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills;
  • Ability to engage with a diverse group of clients;
  • Be a clear communicator both written and verbally;
  • Enjoy working in a close-knit team.

What it’s like to work with us:

As a professional services firm, we recognise that it’s our people who are our greatest asset. At Nova we work on some pretty interesting, diverse and at times highly complex projects. We ensure employees have the opportunity to work in a unique environment that is fun and down-to-earth, while having the support to perform to the best of their ability in the safest possible manner.

We commit to giving all employees the opportunity to grow their skills, gain valuable experience and develop professionally. Everyone at Nova can expect open, direct communication from their leaders and peers. Everyone at Nova can expect to be rewarded for their efforts.

We commit to providing equal opportunities to all Novan’s, and recognise that honesty, fairness, mutual respect and the responsible exercise of power are fundamental to achieving equity for all.

What you get beyond the pay cheque:
With a strong company culture and high retention rate, Nova Group has been recognised as one of "Top 50 best places to work" in Australia. In addition, Nova was recently ranked in the "Top 50 Most Innovative Companies".

  • Flexible working conditions;
  • Access to Defence Health, Travel and Life Insurance;
  • Annual 3-day Conference;
  • Personal and Professional Development Allowance and Leave;
  • Reserve Leave;
  • Loyalty Leave;
  • Purchased Leave;
  • Novated Leasing and Salary Sacrifice;
  • Serious Illness Leave;
  • Nova Employee Share Offer;
  • Mentoring Program;
  • Innovation Program;
  • Do you own a Safari Suit or Kaftan? Sense of humour required!

To apply, please click on the "apply now" button submitting your resume using the "upload resume" function. 

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please call Monika in Nova's Talent Acquisition Team on (08) 8252 7100.
Nova Group does not accept any recruitment agency solicitations. 

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