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Noordwijk, the Netherlands

Radio Navigation Receivers Engineer

Expires: January 28, 2021

Job Overview

On behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA), we are looking for a Radio Navigation Receivers Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Commercial User Segment & Navigation System Validation Section.
Please note this is an external consultant position not a Staff position.

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Tasks & Responsibilities

  • The work includes evaluation, design and analysis of ground and user segments’ technology for radio navigation and earth observation systems. The principal tasks and responsibilities will include:
  • (main task) Support to the monitoring of industrial contracts for the development of professional and commercial ground/user products for radio navigation and earth observation through ESA's co-funded R&D programs (e.g. GSTP Element 2, NAVISP and Incubed);
  • Support to Navigation Projects (e.g. EGNOS and GALILEO), R&D and Testing activities in the fields of system and mainly receivers’ performances for sensor stations and user receivers;
  • Support to earth observation projects mainly for the ground technology;
  • Support to TEC Navigation Laboratory for the design, implementation and operation of complex testing setups.


Master degree or PhD in telecommunications, electronic engineering, aerospace engineering or computer science, as well as experience in the following fields:
At least 4 years of relevant work experience in telecommunications and signal processing or electronic engineering, including direct experience on GNSS and Earth Observation;
Proven knowledge of project management techniques, system engineering processes, system development lifecycle (e.g. V model), project execution and follow up;
Specific knowledge on products and services using space borne earth observation in the ground and user segments;
Specific knowledge on Satellite Radio Navigation Systems, ranging and positioning techniques and technologies, including architectures of multi-GNSS receivers, high accuracy positioning (RTK, PPP) and robust positioning, navigation and timing;
Experience 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.
For candidates with less than 10 years experience, please provide the relevant academic transcripts in order to give the TRs a more complete candidate profile at the selection stage.

The following competencies would be considered an asset:
Proven knowledge and hands-on experience on processing and testing techniques for multi-element antennas (beamforming, antenna calibration);
Experience in the field of autonomous vehicles, in particular related to positioning and testing techniques and safety standards;
Knowledge on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and their applications to radio navigation and/or earth observation.

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