Microwave Instrument System Engineer

Noordwijk, Netherlands

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We are currently looking for a Microwave Instrument System Engineer located in Noordwijk, the Netherlands together with our client ESA/ ESTEC in the international space industry.

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Your Role

Our client ESTEC, European Space Research and Technology Centre, is ESA’s largest technological and organizational unit and one of the largest space hubs in Europe. Together with 2800+ other members of ESTEC, you will contribute to the development of every aspect of space engineering that has enabled advanced communication, navigation and information services for many domains, such as aerospace, transport, telecommunications, agriculture, and many others, creating new jobs and growth while improving the lives of the European citizens.

We are looking for a Microwave Instrument System Engineer with a passion for Earth Observation missions, in particular for new Earth Explorer/Earth Watch missions, Copernicus Sentinels, operational meteorology missions, Missions of Opportunity, F-sats and Scout missions. You will be working on the following activities:

- Development/acquisition, validation and maintenance of performance assessment tools for various spaceborne microwave instruments encompassing both active (radars) and passive (radiometers) instruments;

- Translation of mission/observation requirements to instrument requirements; improvement and maintenance of data processing tools;

- Performance Assessment of active and passive microwave instruments during the study phases (0, A, B1);

- Participation in the preparation and monitoring of instrument system and technology pre-development studies together with industry.

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Your Profile

- Minimum a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics with background in Microwave Engineering or electromagnetics theory;

- Minimum 4 years of experience in a similar position;

- A good end-to-end instrument system understanding of microwave radar and/or radiometers;

- Demonstrated experience in the theoretical derivation and software implementation of instrument performance models;

- A good understanding of digital signal processing techniques;

- General understanding of the modelling of wave interactions with the atmosphere and surface scattering;

- Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and a stringent schedule;

- Practical experience relevant to the tasks described above is an asset;

- Good familiarity with programming languages and computer programs such as Python, Matlab, ADS, Excel, etc;

- Proficient in the English language (spoken and written);

- EU nationality or a valid working permit for the Netherlands.

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