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RF Payloads Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

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Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting [EFP755]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Electronics Engineering
Job type
Permanent
Education
DoctorateMaster
Deadline
11/10/2021

About this job

Sapienza Consulting, a tpgroup company, is recruiting an RF Payloads Plus Microwave & Mmwaves Engineer for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC).

The candidate will be assigned to the Payload Engineering section 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

Responsibilities

  • 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

Profile

  • Master or PhD in Telecommunications, Microwave or RF Electronics Engineering,
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience on design, development and testing of Radio Frequency Payloads in the domain of Navigation and/or Earth observation and/or Telecommunications
  • 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)
    • Promoting cooperation and team-working, problem solving
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset

Contact:

Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

Please send your CV (in English) as soon as possible, but no later than October 11, 2021 to jobs@sapienzaconsulting.com

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