Microwave Instrument System Engineer

  • Reference NL-HP-4455
  • Location Noordwijk, The Netherlands
  • Closing date 02 March 2021
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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 Microwave Instrument System Engineer to support our customer in the Netherlands.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities              

The responsibilities of the postholder are performed in liaison with a team of microwave instrument system engineers in the Future Missions and Instruments Division for the preparation of future ESA 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. They include:

  • 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.

Skills & Experience

You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

  • University (Master's) degree or equivalent qualification in electrical engineering or physics with background in microwave engineering or electromagnetics theory;
  • 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.;
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.

This job is located in Noordwijk. We welcome applicants who are available from March 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send your CV together with a letter of motivation (both in English and in Word) to Viktoria Panicharova, by clicking on the button “Apply for this job” quoting job NL-HP-4455 before 02-Mar-21.

An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!

Microwave Instrument System Engineer

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