RF System Performance Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting [1370-2]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

We are recruiting RF System Performance Engineer for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC). The successful candidate would be providing expertise in engineering tools exploitation, development and evolution for RF Systems.


Support to ESA in engineering activities, associated with the development and updates of engineering tools including but not limited to the following areas:

  • RF system performance analysis and Service volume simulation;
  • Digital signal processing and user algorithms, including simulation of environment impairments, use of RF Constellation Simulator (RFCS) and Software-Defined-Radios (SDRs), etc.;
  • Navigation and sensor fusion algorithms involving GNSS, Precise Point Positioning (PPP), Real Time Kinematic (RTK), etc.;
  • Concepts and techniques for High Accuracy GNSS, PPP and PPP-RTK positioning;
  • Assessment of associated integrity concepts (system performances, algorithms and software for network processors and computation of the corrections, user algorithms, etc.);
  • Analysis relating to the use of space receivers (visibility analysis, system performances, testing of space receiver in the laboratory) and update of associated tools;
  • Security algorithm and techniques design and testing;
  • Telecom and data dissemination techniques and protocols;
  • Physical, data, network layer techniques and simulations;
  • Link budget analysis and simulations.


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong background in RF systems
  • Knowledge of Digital signal processing
  • Knowledge of security algorithms
  • Knowledge of Link budget analysis and simulations.
  • Eligible and willing to obtain a personal security clearance under EU regulations
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset


Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

Please send your CV (in English) as soon as possible, but no later than 8th July to jobs@sapienzaconsulting.com

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