Minimize Wave interaction and propagation engineer

Date added: 19 March 2019

Organisation: Aurora Technology

Location: Noordwijk, the Netherlands

Application deadline: 29 March 2019


Aurora Technology has an opportunity to expand their support to the European Space Agency (ESA) in the domain of EDP – Electromagnetics Components Data & Power Systems Engineering.

The candidate will provide expertise in the field of:

  • 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 modelling, and related analysis of impact on telecom, navigation or data downlink for Earth Observation and Space Exploration missions.
  • R&D in related fields
  • Support to the experimental facility


The candidate shall have a demonstrated background and experience in EEE component technologies in terms of constituent materials, production technology, test equipment, test tools, test methods and standards (industrial and standardisation bodies), laboratory techniques, laboratory equipment, laboratory work and procedures including common health and safety regulations and in particular those related to Radiation Testing.

  • PhD or MSc in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related specialization
  • 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
  • Proactive attitude to solving problems
  • Good organisational skills
  • A very good working knowledge of spoken and written English is essential

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