Wave Interaction & Propagation Engineer

  • Wave Interaction & Propagation Engineer

    Deadline 29/03/2019

    For our biggest client, ESA/ESTEC, we are looking for a Wave Interaction Propagation Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Wave Interaction and Propagation 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 our biggest client, ESA/ESTEC, we are looking for a Wave Interaction Propagation Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Wave Interaction and Propagation Section.


Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Support to Earth Observation projects in the field of microwave (active and passive) remote sensing of natural surfaces (land and sea) and of atmosphere: wave interaction, data processing, retrieval algorithms and performance assessment;
  • Support to internal activities and projects in the field of microwave propagation in the atmosphere : theoretical and empirical modeling, and related analysis of impact on telecom, navigation or data downlink for Earth Observation and Space Exploration missions;
  • RD in related fields;
  • Support to the experimental facility;
  • Contribution to the work in the field of wave propagation and interaction engineering in support to ESA Projects in Telecoms, Navigation, Earth Observation and Science and Exploration;
  • Assistance in the implementation of the Agencys RD programme;
  • Identification, implementation and validation of in-house software tools;
  • Contribution to the design and execution of propagation or interaction measurement campaigns.

Requirements

  • PhD or MSc in Engineering from a recognised institution of secondary studies or equivalent with at least 4 years of related experience;
  • Background in the physics and/or engineering of microwave interaction with natural environment;
  • Experience with microwave remote sensing observation concepts;
  • Experience with microwave atmosphere propagation models;
  • Good programming skills;
  • Previous experience with experimental instruments (e.g. ground microwave radiometers) is considered an asset;
  • Broad experience in the physics of electromagnetic interaction as well as in the development and validation of retrieval algorithms for atmospheric remote sensing;
  • Understanding of the scientific background and experience with the performance assessment and the end-to-end simulation of atmospheric remote sensing instruments;
  • Broad experience in the development and validation of retrieval algorithms for Earth Observation as well as in the calibration and validation of remote sensing instruments;
  • Experience in mobile satellite communications and navigation;
  • Knowledge in ionospheric propagation and its effects on telecommunications and navigation systems;
  • Knowledge of relevant ITU-R recommendations.

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.