RF Payloads and Microwave Engineer

  • RF Payloads and Microwave Engineer

    Deadline for applications 26/02/2019

    For one of our main customers, ESA/ESTEC, we are currently looking for a RF Payloads and Microwave Engineer to support the Payload Engineering Section.

Job overview

The European Space Agency is ATGs biggest client. They are an international organisation with 22 member states with sites in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK and Belgium. ESA is Europes gateway to Space!

For one of our main customers, ESA/ESTEC, we are currently looking for a RF Payloads and Microwave Engineer to support the Payload Engineering Section.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Contribute to internal RD activities for the design, modelling, architectural trade-off and performance assessment of advanced RF payloads and instruments in the domain of telecommunications (emphasis on payloads based on active antennas) and earth observation (Synthetic Aperture Radars, Altimeters, Scatterometers, Radiometers);
  • Perform technical management of RD activities with industry in the field of advanced payload concepts and sub-systems/equipment development;
  • Provide RF payload technical support to projects and programmes;
  • Contribute to the generation and promotion of innovative ideas in the field of RF payloads for telecommunications and earth observation, including the definition of ESA RD programmes;
  • Define technical requirements and statements of work for the tasks of RD activities to be performed by industry, from early conceptual studies to full hardware development;
  • Contribute to the development/usage of section related laboratory facilities and analysis/simulation tools;
  • Maintain state-of-the-art expertise by monitoring the space and ground system and technological trends and applying them in the day-to-day tasks.


  • PhD or Master degree in Telecommunications, Microwave or RF Electronics Engineering;
  • Good background and several years of working experience on design, development and testing of Radio Frequency payloads and instruments for space applications in the domain of telecommunications and remote sensing;
  • Very good knowledge of analog and digital signal processing;
  • Very good knowledge of software and simulation tools and programming (Matlab/Simulink, ADS/VSS, C/C++, Python);
  • Promoting cooperation and team-working, problem solving.

What do we offer

ATG Europe offers excellent working conditions and provides you with all the necessary means to further your career. We believe that training and education, combined with regular assessments and a personal development plan, will create the best environment for growth. If needed we also assist you with settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children. ATG will help in any way it can, including a relocation budget that is applicable for ATG staff as well as employees working at one of our clients.

Contact Estefania Ochoa

Estefania Ochoa

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