On behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA), we are looking for a Radio Navigation Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Commercial User Segment & Navigation System Validation Section. Please note this is an external consultant position not a Staff position
Questions about this position?
Meet your new career coach
Tasks & Responsibilities
The work includes design and analysis of radio navigation systems, with emphasis on system architecture and performance. The principal tasks and responsibilities will include:
Support to GALILEO System level engineering activities, covering requirements engineering, maintenance of System Technical Requirements Baseline, assessment of baseline evolutions (DCPs/DCNs), and assessment of contractor’s Deviations and Waivers.
In particular for Galileo, participation in studies and simulations for the assessment of system end-to-end functionalities and performance.
Contribution to System-level Reviews.
Support to the update of interface documentation, ensuring coherence with the segments.
Support to the monitoring of industrial contracts for the development of radio navigation tools and equipment and studies on radio navigation, including generating technical requirements and statements of work and reviewing relevant documentation.
MSc or PhD in telecommunications, electronic engineering, aerospace engineering or computer science, as well as minimum 4 years of experience in the following fields:
Strong knowledge on the design of satellite navigation systems, ranging and positioning techniques, RF and microwave systems, navigation system mission monitoring, and GNSS processing facilities;
Knowledge of payload engineering and platform systems;
Several years of experience relevant with the GNSS and GALILEO systems and equipment and good knowledge of Radio Navigation processing, simulation and testing systems would be a strong advantage;
Specialist in the implementation, maintenance and operation of complex Radio Navigation processing, simulation and test facilities for spacecraft, aircraft, maritime and land mobile applications;
Knowledge on EGNOS Overlay System including the extension to GALILEO support and associated integrity functions; familiarity with Safety-Of-Life systems; familiarity with Advanced RAIM (A-RAIM) techniques and with RTK/PPP techniques;
Familiarity with authentication and encryption techniques that could be relevant to expected GALILEO OS/CS evolutions in these domains;
Able to manage and coordinate complex technical discussions with diverse groups to achieve target goals within a compressed time;
Eligible for security clearance from their national security administration.