RF Instrument Data Processing Engineer

  • Reference NL-HP-4555A
  • Location Noordwijk, The Netherlands
  • Closing date 30 June 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 RF Instrument Data Processing Engineer to support our customer in the Netherlands.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities                 

You will have the following responsibilities:

  • Design, development and performance evaluation and characterisation of control, data and signal processing units for Radio Frequency payloads and instruments;
  • Definition, design, development, performance evaluation and verification of data and signal processing functions and algorithms via simulation techniques (e.g. Matlab, Python, prototyping SW);
  • Design, verification and validation of payload data and signal processing chains;
  • Hardware/ software optimization and implementation of payload data processing functions on processors (e.g. uC/uP, DSP, GPU, AI accelerators) and FPGA (e.g. MPSoC, RfSoC) based platforms;
  • Radio Frequency payloads/ instruments related ASICs and device specification/ validation;
  • Specific engineering support in the above domains to mainstream ESA space projects, mainly for (but not restricted to) the development and testing phases.

Skills & Experience

You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

  • Master degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Extensive knowledge in on-board data and signal processing techniques;
  • Extensive knowledge in signal quality and on-board payload data processing functions for RF remote sensing and Telecom payloads;
  • Extensive knowledge in simulation of signal processing functions (Matlab, Python, C, etc);
  • Knowledge in the design, training and validation of machine learning techniques (not limited to deep learning) for tasks such as prediction, classification, semantic segmentation, object detection, etc;
  • Familiarity with telecom payload processors, synthetic aperture radar, radar altimetry and radio frequency interference mitigation (coverage of more than one of the topics will be a strong asset);
  • Familiarity with payload data and signal processing on-board systems architectures;
  • Familiarity with processing devices and on-board electronics design related to data acquisition and processing functions;
  • Familiarity with procurement of units, sub-systems integration and testing;
  • Ability to work in an autonomous manner, in particular when providing support to projects with high time allocations and this in coordination with the line manager;
  • 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 as soon as possible.

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 Chiara Grossardi, by clicking on the button “Apply for this job” quoting job NL-HP-4555A before 30-Jun-21.

An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!

RF Instrument Data Processing Engineer


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