RF Payloads Plus Microwave & Mmwaves Technical Engineer

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Passionate about people and passionate about space

HE Space is a successful international space company. For nearly 40 years, we have been supporting our customers with qualified experts in the field of engineering, science and administration. We are currently looking for a RF Payloads Plus Microwave & Mmwaves Technical Engineer to support our customer in the Netherlands.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

As  part of the Payload Engineer section (TEC-EFP) section you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Contribute to internal R&D activities for the design, modelling, architectural trade-off and performance assessment of advanced RF telecommunication and/or navigation payloads, with main emphasis on payloads based on digital signal processing and active antennas, and RF instruments for earth observation (Synthetic Aperture Radars, Altimeters, Scatterometers, Radiometers);
  • Perform technical management of R&D activities with industry/institutions in the field of advanced payload concepts and sub-systems/equipment development;
  • Provide RF payload technical support to ESA projects and programmes;
  • Contribute to the generation and promotion of innovative ideas for future satellite missions in the field of RF payloads, including the definition of ESA R&D programmes;
  • Define technical requirements and statements of work for R&D activities to be performed by industry, from early conceptual studies to full hardware development;
  • Carry out computer simulations at system/subsystem level for the assessment of end-to-end payload and instrument performance;
  • Contribute to the development/usage of section related laboratory facilities and analysis/simulation tools;
  • Maintain state-of-the-art expertise by monitoring the RF/Microwave systems technological trends and applying them in the day-to-day tasks.

Skills & Experience

The key person shall have knowledge and hands-on experience in several of the following mandatory skills areas:

  • Master or PhD in Telecommunications, Microwave or RF Electronics Engineering;
  • Good background and several years of working experience on design, development and testing of Radio Frequency Payloads in the domain of Navigation and/or Earth observation and/or Telecommunications;
  • Knowledge and Experience on the following topics are considered an asset;
  • Radio frequency and microwave payloads technologies based on active phased array antennas;
  • Transmit/Receive Modules for microwave payloads;
  • Digital signal processing units, and experience on payloads based on digital signal processing;
  • End-to-end payload performance and signal quality analysis;
  • State-of-the-art RF analogue and (high-speed) digital signal processing techniques and technologies;
  • Software and simulation tools and programming (Matlab/Simulink, ADS/VSS, C/C++, Python);
  • Promoting cooperation and team-working, problem solving;
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.

Tagged as: python, c/c++, matlab & simulink, radiometers, ads/vss, synthetic aperture radars, altimeters, scatterometers

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