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Alen Space
Nigrán (Vigo area), Spain
DSP Engineer

At Alén Space, we are looking for you to support us, with vision and passion, to develop space missions, helping companies and institutions to deploy their business in space, designing, manufacturing, and operating small satellites.

A team always ready to help you, and we offer flexibility of schedules, the possibility of teleworking and team-building activities and you will find the cocktail that makes Alén Space the perfect place to enjoy and develop as a professional.

Our deal contents some requirements for candidates:

We offer a full-time contract.

Location: Vigo area (Spain).

Starting date: Immediate.

Do you want to orbit with us?

About the Role

The candidate will work as part of a team of engineers to develop radio embedded solutions for space communications systems. She or he will support the implementation of DSP (Digital Signal Processing) algorithms in programmable devices (FPGAs) and embedded Linux environments. The following tasks will be assigned to the candidate:

Design digital communication systems using platforms including software defined radios (SDRs) and FPGAs.

Functional modelling of DSP algorithms and their implementation in RTL (Verilog/VHDL) or high-level languages (C/C++).

Integration of programmable cores within a SoC with an embedded Linux system.

Support the evolution of our custom space-tailored radio platforms.

Main languages/technologies used:


Yosys/Xilinx Vivado




Examples of existing applications already developed by Alén Space:

DVB-S2 transmitter in Verilog

ADS-B receiver in Verilog

AIS receiver, hybrid between FPGA (VHF channelizer) and CPU (GNURadio/C++)

Proprietary M2M modem implemented in C

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

The candidate must have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Telecommunication, Computer Science, Software or equivalent engineering degree.

The required experience and skills are:

Expertise in developing signal processing algorithms for communication systems in Python, C/C++ or Matlab using both floating point and fixed-point design techniques.

Experience in migrating modeled algorithms to implementations in FPGAs or SDR frameworks.

Understanding of RF concepts such as AGC, noise figure, power amplifiers, phase noise, PLL, oscillators/mixers.

It will be also desirable the following qualifications and skills:

Expertise with Software-Defined Radios (SDR) frameworks such as GNU Radio.

Experience with Xilinx Zynq or Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ series FPGAs, Analog Devices AD9361, and other common RF chipsets.

Some experience with Python or other scripting languages is desirable.

Knowledge of coding theory and techniques: LDPC, Turbo codes…

Development of custom embedded Linux systems with Buildroot/Yocto.

Good English language skills (level B1 or higher).

The applicant must have good communication skills and must be able to work autonomously in an effective manner, while cooperating in a potentially international and culturally diverse team.

Moreover, the applicant must have good analytical, organizational, and reporting skills; together with a proactive attitude to solve problems individually and an interest in technology development.