Systems Engineer for Laser Satellite Communication

  Full time (40 hours per week)

About this Job

We are currently looking for a Systems Engineer for Laser Satellite Communication

 to join the team in Leiden.

You will be part of a growing team that focuses on space optical communication systems. You will have the opportunity to help design and develop ground stations and terminals which communicate with the satellite systems. 

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Job Details

Systems Engineer for Laser Satellite Communication 

Main Responsibilities 

As a Systems Engineer you will be the technical lead for several projects and you will be involved on proposals up to development and finally delivering the product!

We are also looking for someone who can  act as the systems architect, managing the requirements, guiding teams of technical specialists, delivering technical designs and system performance calculations and you will interface with customers, partners and suppliers.


  • A strong educational background in communication technology, control, electronics, software, optics and / or photonics
  • You have at least 7 years of experience in the space industry
  • You have strong communication and negotiation skills and great commercial awareness
  • You are result-driven, pragmatic and proactive
  • You are organized and capable of managing scope, costs, risks and people
  • You are a strategic thinker and capable of navigating through challenging political environments
  • You are at least for 60% of your time located on-site with 40% from home.
  • You are fluent in English, both ​spoken and written

Are you enthusiastic about becoming our new Systems Engineer for Laser Satellite Communication?

Apply via our application form, or send your CV and motivational letter directly to

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Our story

At S[&]T we contribute to a safer life on earth by translating space data into valuable and actionable insights. We oversee data from instruments to application, and apply our expertise within our software frameworks, information products and consultancy.

Our society relies on space and scientific instruments for climate change monitoring, navigation, defence and national security, and other crucial services we all use in our daily lives. These instruments produce an enormous quantity of complex data, and our goal is to unlock its value.

We have more than 20 years of experience working on instrument calibration, the creation of data quality monitoring tools, the development of real-time data processing frameworks, and the development of application-specific algorithms. With this, we help organisations, governments and industries to strengthen their information position and thereby improve their decision making. We focus on the following domains: Space & Science, Defence & Security, Environment & Sustainability, and High-Tech Consulting.

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How to apply

Would you like to hear more? Send your CV and motivational letter to or apply directly through our website.

Kindly note that acquisition from third parties (e.g. agencies) based on this vacancy is not welcome.