EEE Component Technology Engineer – ESTEC

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Terma [21-73854]

Field(s) of expertise
Electronics Engineering
Job type

About this job

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


You will be assigned to ESA/ESTEC’s Components Section, within the Directorate of Technical and Quality Management.
The development of advanced payloads and spacecraft control systems depends on the ready availability of high-performance and high-reliability EEE components.
One of ESA’s priorities to ensure the availability of suitable, reliable, and cost-effective EEE components for the space industry. Working closely with other space agencies as well as industrial partners, quality standards are set for EEE components and tests are carried out to evaluate their overall suitability for space applications.
The Components Section is the focus for these activities in ESA and covers the following domains: Optoelectronics devices, Hybrids, RF and Microwave technologies, VLSI, Passive components, MNT, w.r.t. design, manufacturing and testing, standardisation and qualification.
As Component Technology Engineer your tasks will be:

  • Providing expert technical support and consultancy to ESA projects and programmes regarding microwave, photonic or Si components throughout all project phases;
  • Participating in project reviews and evaluation of procurement proposals;
  • Contributing to the definition of technology development requirements and work plans for the Agency’s technology programmes;
  • Defining, initiating, and managing R&D activities;
  • Supporting technology domain-related standardisation activities (within the scope of ESA’s ESCC, ECSS standards);
  • Initiating and monitoring laboratory activities including preparation of test plans and reviews of test reports;
  • Contributing to the dissemination of the results of the activities performed and the transfer of knowledge across the Agency;

This is a full-time position located at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
The requested start of work is June 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.


The successful candidate shall have:

  • A Master’s degree in Electronics Engineering or Physics or equivalent.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in EEE engineering, preferably for space applications.
  • Experience in one or more of the domains:
    • Active microwave.
    • Silicon and photonics.
  • Capable of producing reports, presentations, and other pertinent documentation (incl. web publications) in English language.


  • Important additional assets would be experience from general EEE support for space projects.
  • Prior knowledge of standards in the EEE domain e.g. ECSS.

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: April 11th 2021
Please note the following Legal & Security requirements:

  • Applicants must hold all appropriate permits to work in the EU.
  • Applicants are required to provide a copy of their ID/passport and degree/higher education certificate. Terma will validate the certificate with the issuing authority.
  • In line with ESA security requirements, an official Certificate of Good Conduct (or equivalent) and employment reference checks will be required at commencement of employment. Please attach a copy of any reference letters with your application if you have them.

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