ESA is looking for an AOCS/GNC Sensors Engineer.
ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. For this purpose, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.
AOCS/GNC Sensors Engineer in the AOCS/GNC Sensors Unit, GNC, AOCS & Pointing Division, Systems Department, Directorate of Technology, Engineering & Quality.
The Unit is in charge of developing new AOCS (Attitude and Orbit Control Systems) and GNC (Guidance Navigation and Control) sensors. Such sensors include star trackers, gyroscopes, accelerometers, IMUs, magnetometers, Sun and Earth sensors, hybrid navigation systems, 3D cameras, optical navigation sensors. Actuators such as wheels and CMGs are developed in cooperation with another department.
The Unit is also in charge of developing, maintaining and operating the Division laboratory facilities in order to support divisional R&D activities and project investigations.
Reporting to the Head of Unit and within the technical fields described above, your main tasks and responsibilities will include:
Duties may also include supporting other activities within your field of competence.
General background and specific experience in the technical domains covered by the position
Hands-on hardware experience
Experience with laboratory and field testing of relevant technical equipment
Understanding of related technologies, R&D trends and the industrial landscape
Experience in preparation of procurement activities for technology development and innovation (statements of work, proposal evaluation)
Experience in the management and monitoring of industrial activities, including participation in reviews
A Master’s degree in Electronics, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.
Proven experience in AOCS/GNC sensors, their related development & procurement activities including detailed design & qualification process.
Preference will be given to those with strong expertise in two or more of the following areas related to the position:
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The closing date for applications is 06 May 2021.
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Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia and Slovenia.
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