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Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Chavannes-près-Renens, Switzerland

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Job context and purpose

Astrocast, in partnership with Airbus and Thuraya is building a network of leading-edge nanosatellites in Low Earth Orbit to provide cost-effective IoT services to the 90% of the world not covered by cellular systems.

Astrocast low cost terminals collect and transmit data from sensors or other customer assets and transmit them to our satellite network. The collected data is stored on the satellite and then forwarded to ground stations located around the globe. The ground stations forward the data to the cloud database, which is easily accessible to clients.

Astrocast’s mission is to track assets, monitor the environment, and save lives by building and operating the most advanced and sustainable satellite IoT network.

In order to consolidate the Regulatory Team, we are looking for a Regulatory Affairs Specialist who will report directly to the COO. Thanks to your regulatory background you will have the responsibility to ensure that Astrocast can sell and operate its terminals in all parts of the world.


A day in the life of a Regulatory Affairs Specialist

  • Lead the process of engaging with governments and regulators with a view to securing regulatory authorizations for Astrocast products/services. This includes preparing, drafting and following-up on applications
  • Build local presence where required by regulatory bodies
  • Work in close liaison with the commercial team and other functions on specific market access challenges: provide practical, user-friendly and actionable regulatory advices, participate in developing strategies and liaise with local consultants 
  • Manage a portfolio of existing authorizations to ensure license renewals and reporting obligations are complied with in a timely manner
  • Manage fillings and relationship with ITU
  • Develop and implement regulatory intelligence and surveillance strategies to ensure full awareness of regulation changes affecting the company operations and long-term protection of spectrum frequencies
  • Act as a credible, influential and respected representative towards telecommunication regulators and senior executives, as well as being the regulatory focal point within the company
  • Participate in regular coordination meetings with regulatory bodies and partners (ITU, CSSMA, OFCOM)
  • Define products certification requirements to ensure Astrocast products can be sold and operated worldwide and coordinate certification process with partners

What will make you successful

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in law, engineering, economics or another related discipline
  • Minimum 5-year prior experience in global Regulatory Affairs for the Telecommunication industry
  • Strong knowledge of the L-band context required
  • Knowledge of international spectrum regulations, policies and spectrum regulatory, registration and coordination processes
  • Experience in working with ETSI, CEPT and Notified Bodies in charge of EU conformity assessment. Knowledge of harmonised standards (e.g. RED directive), at national and international levels is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to lead projects autonomously and to collaborate effectively with various scientific and business representatives in an international environment
  • Proven track record of building trustworthy relationships with external partners
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills, including action oriented and can-do attitude, focused urgency and driving for results
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint)
  • Open-minded, positive attitude and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Fluency in English, any other language an asset 
  • Ability to travel worldwide, up to 30% of the time
  • Knowledge of satellite communications systems (including link budgets, general radio theory and basic orbital mechanics) is a plus

What we offer

Astrocast supports equal opportunities employment.

Our values are important to us as they define Astrocast culture and represent what we believe in:

  • Agile – stay ahead of the game and be ready for the next challenge
  • Smart – be smart enough to set goals you can reach and navigate to get there
  • Team-oriented – share knowledge, trust your colleagues and be committed
  • Respectful – embrace diversity, new ideas and value differences
  • Open-minded – think outside the box, be open to change and learn from failures.

Astrocast offers flexible working time, team events, free fruits and great offices, in a dynamic, friendly, innovative and multi-cultural work environment.

  • Start Date: February 1, 2021
  • Contract / mission duration: permanent position with 3 months trial period
  • Activity rate: 100%
  • Location : Astrocast, Chavannes-près-Renens, Switzerland

Please provide your complete application including CV, cover letter and work certificates before January 31, 2021

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