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Communication Systems & Technologies Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting [ESC846]

Field(s) of expertise
Telecommunications Engineering
Job type
Permanent
Education
Master
Deadline
12/07/2022

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Communication Systems & Technologies Engineer for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC).

Sapienza has been a partner of ESA for almost 30 years, and we pride ourselves in supporting a wide range of missions including Galileo, MTG, Copernicus and ExoMars. Our team is international with activities across the U.K., the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Responsibilities

  • Assistance in preparation of invitation to tenders related to ESA R&D.
  • Support the management of industrial R&D activities in the areas of
    • satellite modem physical and link layer analysis, design, prototyping and testing;
    • SATCOM Systems and network analysis and simulations
  • Support internal hands-on technical analysis on subjects related to future SATCOM systems with emphasis on network design aspects
  • Support the preparation of the section R&D technology roadmaps in the area of telecom systems and networks

Profile

  • MSc in Telecommunications Engineering with particular emphasis on digital transmissions from the physical and MAC layer perspective
  • Minimum of 4-year experience, but 10-year would be preferred
  • Strong technical background in telecommunication engineering and knowledge of the relevant communication protocols is required
  • Knowledge of the main satellite and terrestrial telecom standards is considered an asset as well as the experience with communication system HW prototyping and testing (e.g. FPGA, DSP, GPU, micro-processors)
  • Broad technical expertise in telecommunication networks design with particular emphasis on physical and link layer, and good understanding of multiple access telecommunication protocols
  • Good knowledge and experience in the use of communication simulation software tools (e.g. Matlab, C++) and commercial simulators (STK, OPNET, NS-3) is required
  • A few years of work experience in the field of complex digital communications systems, sub-systems and networks is preferred.
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

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