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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
Closed

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.