RF Payloads Engineer
Space Careers
Noordwijk, Netherlands
5 dagen geleden

Position Reference : 946

On behalf of ESA, we are currently looking for a RF Payloads Engineer to work in its Site (ESTEC) in the city of Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

The key person will join the Payload Engineering section (TEC-EFP) and will work in one or more of the following domains :

  • RF Navigation Payloads;
  • RF and Microwave Remote Sensing Instruments for Earth Observation;
  • RF Satellite Communication Payloads.
  • Tasks and Activities

    The scope of work will include :

  • Contribute to internal R&D activities for the design, modelling, architectural trade-off and performance assessment of advanced RF telecommunication and / or navigation payloads, with main emphasis on payloads based on digital signal processing and active antennas, and RF instruments for earth observation (Synthetic Aperture Radars, Altimeters, Scatterometers, Radiometers).
  • Perform technical management of R&D activities with industry / institutions in the field of advanced payload concepts and sub-systems / equipment development.
  • Provide RF payload technical support to ESA projects and programmes.
  • Contribute to the generation and promotion of innovative ideas for future satellite missions in the field of RF payloads, including the definition of ESA R&D programmes.
  • Define technical requirements and statements of work for R&D activities to be performed by industry, from early conceptual studies to full hardware development.
  • Carry out computer simulations at system / subsystem level for the assessment of end-to-end payload and instrument performance.
  • Contribute to the development / usage of section related laboratory facilities and analysis / simulation tools.
  • Maintain state-of-the-art expertise by monitoring the RF / Microwave systems technological trends and applying them in the day-to-day tasks.
  • Skills and Experience

    The following skills and experience are mandatory :

  • Master or PhD in Telecommunications, Microwave or RF Electronics Engineering, with at least 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Good background and several years of working experience on design, development and testing of Radio Frequency Payloads in the domain of Navigation and / or Earth observation and / or Telecommunications.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
  • The following skills would be highly desirable :

  • Knowledge and Experience on the following topics are considered an asset :
  • Radio frequency and microwave payloads technologies based on active phased array antennas.
  • Transmit / Receive Modules for microwave payloads.
  • Digital signal processing units, and experience on payloads based on digital signal processing.
  • End-to-end payload performance and signal quality analysis.
  • State-of-the-art RF analogue and (high-speed) digital signal processing techniques and technologies.
  • Software and simulation tools and programming (Matlab / Simulink, ADS / VSS, C / C++, Python).
  • Ability to promote cooperation and team-working, along with problem solving skills.
  • How to Apply

    Looking to take your career to the next level? Interested applicants should submit their CV and Cover Letter to RHEA’s Recruitment team at careers rheagroup.

    com no later than 13 / 07 / 2021.

    Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above.

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