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Radio Navigation Engineer (the Ground Mission Segment) (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting

[(AODM-535204)]
Field(s) of expertise
Telecommunications  Engineering Space Systems Engineering
Job type
Permanent
Education
BachelorMaster
Deadline
18/05/2020

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting an experienced Radio Navigation Engineer to support the GALILEO Ground Mission Segment (GMS) team.

Responsibilities

  • To support the GALILEO Ground Mission Segment (GMS) team; in particular, the detailed specific tasks include:
    • Participation to GMS related Integration, Verification and Qualification (IVQ) activities;
    • Evaluation of GMS design, with a specific focus on GMS Operations and Operability Improvements, Galileo Services provision, On-line and Off-line Monitoring, System Reporting, Mission Support and Mission;
    • Processing, and evolutions of the GMS architecture and design (eg. virtualisation, data centric processing, etc.);
    • Support to GMS engineering activities, as well as Galileo System level engineering activities, such as requirement engineering, change management and baseline evolutions (DCPs/DCNs), assessment of contractor’s RFDs/RFWs;
    • Contribution to GMS and System reviews.
  • To support to Navigation Projects (e.g. EGNOS and GALILEO) and R&D activities in the fields of system and receivers’ performances for Ground Segment receivers and user receivers (multi-frequency and multi-constellation).
  • To support design, implementation, maintenance and operation of Radio Navigation equipment, complex Radio Navigation simulation tools and test facilities for testing features (end-to-end performances, receivers, etc.) in the aforementioned activities.

Profile

  • At least a master’s degree in telecommunications and signal processing or electronic engineering, as well as experience in these fields.
  • Specific knowledge on Satellite Radio Navigation Systems, ranging and positioning techniques and technologies, including latest trends in high accuracy and robust PNT.
  • Specific and Strong knowledge and experience on the design, development and testing of Radio Navigation receivers (from professional to mass-market), including signal processing, positioning algorithms, Radio Frequency, multi-antenna and sensor hybridisation aspects.
  • The specialist shall in particular have several years’ experience (4+) relevant with the GNSS and GALILEO systems and equipment and have good knowledge of Radio Navigation processing, simulation and testing systems.
  • Specific knowledge in the design and testing of Radio Navigation systems and equipment.
  • Strong knowledge on the design of satellite navigation systems, ranging and positioning techniques, RF, signal processing techniques, and digital navigation receivers.
  • Relevant experience with the GNSS1, EGNOS and/or GALILEO systems and equipment and have and good knowledge of Radio Navigation simulation and testing systems.
  • Proven experience in the implementation, maintenance and operation of complex Radio Navigation simulation and test facilities for spacecraft, aircraft, maritime and land mobile applications.
  • Strong experience at user level with satellite navigation receivers and satellite navigation positioning and integrity algorithms.
  • The following competencies would be an asset:
    • Knowledge on EGNOS Overlay System, including the evolution to EGNOSv3;
    • Knowledge on signal quality monitoring;
    • Familiarity with GNSS Android Raw Measurements and carrier phase-based positioning techniques (PPP and RTK);
    • Knowledge on virtualization and data centric processing.
  • Some experience of commercial simulation software is desirable.
  • They shall be specialist in the implementation, maintenance and operation of complex Radio Navigation processing, simulation and test facilities for spacecraft, aircraft, maritime and land mobile applications.
  • Candidates must be eligible for security clearance from their national security administration.
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset.