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Optical Payload Engineer

  • Reference NL-HP-5225
  • Location Noordwijk, The Netherlands
  • Closing date 03 April 2024

HE Space is a successful international space company. For 40 years, we have been supporting our customers with qualified experts in the field of engineering, science and administration. HE Space has joined forces with CS Group to lead the engineering and digital space market in Europe and to provide highly skilled consulting.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities              

As part of the Optical Payload department, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Support the Future Missions and instrument Division (EOP-FM) for the preparatory activities of new Earth Observation (EO) missions and to follow developments such as;
  • To critically review the work performed by industry within studies run by the Division, mainly during phase 0 and phase A of the EO missions;
  • Development, Implementation, validation and maintenance of performance assessment tools for various spaceborne optical instruments encompassing both passive (spectrometers, imagers) and active (lidar) instruments;
  • Technical support to the assessment of the instrument performance;
  • Investigate, propose and support the follow-up off studies on optical instruments and technologies;
  • Technical support to translation of mission/observation requirements to instrument requirements.

Skills & Experience

You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

  • Master´s degree or equivalent qualification in Physics and optics;
  • Relevant experience in remote sensing optical instruments and associated performance analysis methods is an asset;
  • Good familiarity with computer programs suchs as Python, MATLAB;
  • Good communication and technical writing skills;
  • Methodical and proactive;
  • Good general knowledge of ESA Earth Observation missions;
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a teams within the boundaries of assigned tasks and stringent schedule;
  • Good communication skills
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience;
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage

This job is located in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send your CV (in English and in Word or PDF) to Andrés Izquierdo, by clicking on the button “Apply for this job” quoting job NL-HP-5225.

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Optical Payload Engineer

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Andrés Izquierdo Gallego
Andrés Izquierdo Gallego
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  • +31 71 3417500

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