Canadensys Aerospace Corporation


Canadensys Aerospace Corporation is a Toronto-based space systems and advanced vehicle development company founded on the heritage and expertise that spans several of Canada’s historic space achievements of the last three decades. We blend our heritage with micro and nano space technology and smart, ruggedized vehicle designs to develop unique solutions for planetary, orbital and terrestrial environments based on modern, commercial business approaches to space program and mission development.

We are seeking high-calibre, experienced candidates to join a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team working on a series of flight-focused and near-term space development activities.

Position Description – Spacecraft RF Systems Engineer

As a Spacecraft RF Systems Engineer, you will design and develop state of the art, space-based RF systems for our commercial and government customers. These include communications systems to link our spacecraft to other space assets and to ground stations as well as to perform critical missions on orbit. You will be working in a team-based environment to conquer the unique challenges of developing flexible RF subsystems for small spacecraft on demanding timelines for missions to Earth orbit, cislunar and deep space.


  • Perform space vehicle mission trade studies related to communications links.
  • Identify & define communications systems requirements.
  • Identify appropriate communications technologies to meet requirements.
  • Develop communications technologies from concept to flight readiness.
  • Create communications subsystem manufacturing, integration and verification documentations.
  • Perform communication subsystem manufacturing, integration and verification.
  • Documentation development and drawings for design, analysis, testing, manufacturing, product specification, report writing, etc.
  • Hardware assembly, integration, and testing for verification and validation.
  • Coordinate with direct and indirect customers and suppliers to determine system requirements and resolve problems.
  • Develop creative technical alternatives during course of job assignments to reach desired outcome.
  • Perform work utilizing frequent application of in-depth engineering principles.
  • Maintain a high degree of proficiency in computer applications to accomplish tasks.
  • Instruct suppliers as to materials, equipment and hardware for utilization on spacecraft/space systems in accordance with approved specifications.
  • Maintain contact with product support engineering and production departments to resolve engineering problems impeding production and to assist in the incorporation of new design concepts and changes.
  • Provide guidance to engineers and report writers in the solution of specific, complex design problems, which must be resolved during development and testing.
  • Assure supervision awareness of program status, problems and successes. Provide periodic design reviews and update presentations to management of engineering and other company organizations and tools.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or related field, with at least eight (8) years’ experience with space or aviation RF & communications system design, analysis, subsystem component selection, and system evaluation; or a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • Experience calculating link budgets including atmospheric & environmental effects.
  • Experience performing antenna design & analysis including sizing, patterns, gains, and usage.
  • Experience determining antenna pointing allocations, support antenna gimbal design, and power amplifier selection.
  • Highly motivated and able to operate in a fast-paced small team environment, balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders and working independently to complete multiple project objectives in emerging new space environments.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, including MS Project and MS Visio.
  • Deadline oriented with an ability to manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently
  • Capable of working under pressure to meet time critical deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare and present reports to internal and external customers.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience designing, implementing and testing algorithms for software defined radios.
  • Experience with legacy and emerging satellite communications modulation and coding.
  • Experience designing, implementing and testing antennas.
  • Experience designing, implementing and testing radios from piece-part level.
  • Experience with optical communications links.
  • Experience with the CCSDS standards.
  • Master’s degree or higher.

Additional Information

  • Equal Employment Opportunity.
  • All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada and must be able to meet the requirements necessary for current Government of Canada Controlled Goods clearance and Security clearance (Reliability status or higher).
  • Canadian Citizenship required.

Application Instructions 

  • Please email your resume to: and note position “Spacecraft RF Systems Engineer” in subject heading.
  • We thank all applicants for their time and interest in Canadensys Aerospace and note that only those applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

We grow our organization around exceptional individuals. If your experience isn’t a perfect fit for one of our current postings, but you feel you belong on our team, please send your CV and cover letter to (Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency required). 

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