Minimize Future missions EO technology and frequency management engineer

Date added: 10 January 2019

Organisation: Aurora

Location: Noordwijk, the Netherlands

Application deadline: 15 February 2019


Aurora has an opportunity to expand their support to the European Space Agency in the Earth observation domain, and invite applications for a future missions EO technology and frequency management engineer.

The Technology Coordination and Frequency Management Section is responsible for two main tasks:

  • First, the identification of technology requirements for future Earth Observation missions. A solid collaboration with the other divisions in the EO directorate and ESA's technical directorate is essential for this work. The nature of the work requires a wide knowledge in engineering disciplines with a natural inclination for learning and understanding new technologies.
  • Second, the analysis and monitoring of the evolution of frequency needs for EO missions, including early concepts and potential interference conflicts with other communication services sharing the spectrum

The principle tasks in the area of EO Technology Development will include:

  • Supporting the identification of the technology requirements for future Earth observations missions
  • Providing support to technology developments for future Earth Observation missions that are conducted in the technology coordination section
  • Supporting missions under preparation through, e.g. participation to reviews, assessment of industrial results, evaluation of proposals in reply to calls
  • Maintaining and improving the Earth Observation technology database
  • Supporting the EO technology observatory function
  • Supporting the interaction with ESA's member states on EO future technologies e.g. through dedicated information days

The principle tasks in the area of Frequency Management will include:

  • Supporting the preparation of technical studies and analyses related to frequency spectrum management and interference assessment
  • Development and use of software tools (based on STK and Matlab), such as RFI simulator, in line with ITU recommendations

Specific qualification requirements

  • The Candidate shall have a university degree (masters) in Engineering or physics with relevant background and experience in space projects and associated technology developments
  • The Candidate should ideally have several years of experience in the development of advanced technologies preferably for space applications
  • Knowledge of techniques used in Earth Observation missions
  • Background in satellite system and subsystem technologies
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and a stringent schedule
  • Proficient in the English Language (spoken and written).

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