Communication and Payload IPT Lead Job at Skydweller S.L. – in Madrid, Madrid provincia

About Us

Skydweller is a U.S. – Spanish aerospace company developing solar powered aircraft capable of achieving perpetual flight with the most powerful payload capacity. Utilizing technology based upon the longest, continuous solar-powered flight program in history, our fast-growing start-up is defining a new class of unmanned aircraft, empowering a more secure and connected world.

As a multi-national startup, we are committed to hiring the brightest, most passionate aerospace and aviation engineers who are inspired by the idea of working on an ‘aviation first’ project. Representing 17 countries (14 languages spoken!), we have created a diverse and vibrant environment, thriving on collaboration and cross-pollination.

Job Description

Oversee the design, development, and test of all mission systems for the Skydweller Unmanned Air System (UAS) including:

Communications – All equipment on the ground and in the aircraft to establish strong, reliable communications between the aircraft and Ground Control Segment

Payloads – All mission-level sensors onboard the aircraft (e.g. EOIR, Radar)

Independently lead and manage as the cost account manager (CAM), a team responsible for the integration of communications (LOS & BLOS), payloads, PED, C2, and other network infrastructures necessary to operate a large UAV.

Lead design of a secure IP topology for airborne and ground systems capable of flexible payload (trusted and un-trusted) integration

Lead the performance of trades studies in apertures, link budgets, secure network topologies and cyber security

Manage cost/schedule/staff and technical elements to deliver an integrated solution

Manage subcontractors and contractors necessary to complete the product

Hold and evaluate internal design reviews on the areas of responsibility maintaining the defined technical baseline

Report regularly to leadership on heath and issues driving IPT performance

Manage the hardware and software development efforts in a fast-paced team

Travel as necessary to perform job duties (estimated at 20%)

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field and 9+ years of relevant experience

Demonstrated history in the aerospace (or potentially similar) industries leading design, build and operational tasks for a team > 20 people as the lead of that group.

Familiarity and success in technical subcontract management using system engineering processes

Familiarity with systems engineering and design assurance processes

Familiarity with value management, scheduling and people leadership processes

Familiarity with design assurance levels and system certification

Familiarity with IP network and IP communication elements

Demonstrated history across all aspects of the systems engineering process: requirements development, design, development, integration, test, verification, and validation.

Working knowledge of UAV CONOPS and architectures

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in engineering or related field with 7+ years of relevant experience

Former experience in mission and communication design and development

Leadership of technical teams above 20ppl

Familiarity with all aspects of unmanned communication systems

Strong technical design and development background

Awareness of software development processes

Experience with line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight (SATCOM) radios and antennas.

Experience with safety-critical software development

Strong understanding of IP network architectures

Knowledge of aircraft telemetry and command and control functions

Experience with STANAG 4586

Preferred Tools / Process Experience

Atlassian Suite (JIRA, Confluence)


Team Center


Word, Visio

Catia v5

Experience with DO-178C

Experience with DO-254

Search Keywords

– IPT: Integrated Product Team Lead

– Technical Manager

– Development

– Unmanned Systems


– IP Communications

– Payload Integration

About the Company

Company: Skydweller S.L. –

Company Location:  Madrid, Madrid provincia

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