Micro-Electronics Engineer
Space Careers
Noordwijk, Netherlands
2 dagen geleden

For our customer, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are seeking an experienced Micro-Electronics Engineer to work at ESA’s ESTEC site in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.


You will be assigned to the Micro-Electronics Section within the Directorate of Technical and Quality Management.

The section provides engineering support activities in the following areas :

  • Provision of VLSI (ASIC & FPGA) technical expertise to ESA Projects involving requirements analysis, performance and budgets analysis, writing and assessment of VLSI specifications;
  • review, evaluation and checking of industrial contractor's VLSI designs. Identification of design deficiencies and problem areas and proposals for their solutions.

    Design, analysis, verification of VLSI systems for control and data processing applications, and / or signal processing using industrial standard tools, hardware description and programming languages.

    The specific requirements / tasks for the position are :

    Technical and administrative management of the ESA SystemC and synthesizable VHDL IP Core pool of designs. This work will involve : optimisation, update and overall maintenance and of the ESA VHDL IP Cores databases, provision of technical support to ESA IP Cores users (performing analysis and finding solutions to problems in VHDL code, documentation or design methodology) holding a strong collaboration with our Contracts department in arranging and solving licences and patent issues.

    Advertising the ESA IP service (website, workshops, etc.), handling IP cores requests and their distribution.

    You will also be expected to support ASIC and / or FPGA technology developments for R&D and / or projects, supervising that good design practices and manufacturing and test methodologies are applied.

    In addition, independent verification (through code inspection, simulation, and timing analysis) and validation (through HW tests) will have to be carried out for some ASIC and FPGAS developments.

    Other tasks :

    When asked to support development contracts regarding the above areas, act as the activity technical responsible, maintain interfaces with the prime contractors, participate in progress meetings and reviews, as requested, and provide appropriate feedback on the achieved progress and discussions.

    When supporting projects, interface with ESA’s project teams, the prime and lower-level contractors, participate in progress meetings and reviews, as requested by project work, and provide appropriate feedback on the achieved progress and discussions.

    This is a full-time position located at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

    The requested start of work is October 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

    Qualifications & Competencies

    The successful candidate shall have :

    A Masters’ level degree in Electronics Engineering or Physics, specialized in Microelectronics.

    At least 4 years’ relevant professional experience in micro-electronics, ideally acquired in space applications.

    Experience in the design of complex microelectronics systems, and familiarity with Industry standard VLSI / ASIC / FPGA CAD tools (e.

    g. CADENCE, SYNOPSYS, MENTOR, MATLAB, SPW) etc. as well as hardware description languages (VHDL and / or Verilog HDL, SystemC) is essential.

    Experience with using third party Intellectual Property (IP) designs (in VHDL and / or SystemC) is a requirement.

    Desirable :

    Familiarity with Space applications of microelectronics and having knowledge of the Space environment and quality requirements will be an important asset, but it is not mandatory.

    Prior knowledge and experience with applicable quality standards, such as the Space-specific ECSS series, would be an advantage.

    What can Terma Offer?

    At Terma, we consider skilled employees, enthusiasm and job satisfaction as the very foundation of our success and as a prerequisite for the development of the best-in-class solutions that Terma provides.

    We lead the way in applying new technology, offering a wide range of growth opportunities for each individual and emphasizing mutual respect across the board in our workplace.

    Terma offers you a pleasant working environment at the customer site, where you will be able to take on challenging tasks and responsibilities in a highly professional company.

    Great opportunities for training and personal development

    Challenges in advanced technical environment

    International and cosmopolitan working atmosphere

    An employment contract with an attractive package with extra-legal benefits

    Highly competitive salary

    Support on re-location (if applicable)

    Recruitment is depending on successful selection by the customer.

    Additional information

    To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed please apply through the Apply’ link below. Include an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter highlighting your background and expertise as well as earliest date of availability.

    For further information, please contact Mr. Simon Mills

    by telephone +31 6 2326 2398 or by email recruitment.nl terma.com .

    Closing date : September 12th 2021

    Please note the following Legal & Security requirements :

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