EGNOS System Engineer

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ESA [10604]

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

About this job

ESA is looking for a EGNOS System Engineer.


• Following and managing the industrial work packages in EGNOS V3 programmes in the area of system specifications, design and development. This covers industrial supervision, interactions with the prime contractors, and developing subcontractors;
• Interact with the System Performance, System operations and System Security teams to understand the impacts of system design evolutions proposed for V3 and its evolutions;
• Support the EGNOS V3 Principal System Engineer in capturing and synthesising recommendations for system design evolutions provided by EGNOS evolutions studies;
• Support the system Qualification, Safety, Security and Operation engineers in their areas of expertise;
• Maintain a link with the TEC technical teams in ESTEC performing activities in support of the EGNOS Project Office.


Technical competencies

• Knowledge on large scale complex ground and space system architecture including interfaces, networks and protocols;
• Knowledge of the main tools usable for model-based systems engineering;
• Systems engineering of software systems.


A Master’s degree in telecommunication, electronic or computer science engineering is required.

Additional requirements

A good background in ground/space systems engineering, including several years of experience in these fields are required.
Relevant experience in mission requirement analysis, system design in a multidisciplinary environment (Security, Operations, Performances), in procurement of industrial activities, and in the implementation of security measures in a system composed of critical real-time and partly virtualised non real-time software applications, is also required.

Experience in SBAS, Navigation systems or Safety of Life systems will be considered an asset.

Experience in GNSS-related R&D (e.g. studies of evolutions of augmentation concepts, new services, extended areas or alternative means of dissemination, data flows/signals & services authentication, virtualisation technologies) will also be considered an asset.

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The closing date for applications is 03 December 2020.


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We offer

The European Space Agency (ESA) is an equal opportunities employer that offers competitive salaries exempt from national income tax and excellent employment conditions, such as allowances for expatriates and relocation support.
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