Radio Navigation Engineer

Location: Noordwijk, Netherlands Application deadline: March 25, 2021 Reference number: 812
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RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We employ over 500 staff working across 10 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.

When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data  and ground systems within our own offices.

To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.

On behalf of ESA, we are currently looking for a Radio Navigation Engineer to work in its Site (ESTEC) in the city of Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

The key person will mainly work on GALILEO Ground Segment processing facilities, supporting the GALILEO Ground Mission Segment (GMS) team.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Evaluation of GMS design and evolution, with a specific focus on GMS Algorithms and performances (incl. RAMS aspects), ensuring the design, development, deployment, verification, tuning and validation of the Ground Segment functions that generate and monitor the navigation products (i.e. Ephemeris, Clock, Group Delay, Code & Phase Biases, etc. …) in line with the allocated performances for service provision (i.e. accuracy, continuity, integrity and availability requirements) and development constraints.
  • Evaluate GMS design evolutions for robustness improvements (e.g. barrier enhancement and new functions).
  • Follow-up of the procurement actions related to the implementation of a set of GMS Elements; including support to the monitoring of industrial contracts for the developments and generating and reviewing relevant documentation such as technical requirements.
  • Participation to GMS related Integration, Verification and Qualification (IVQ) activities, such as test cases definition and preparation, formal tests witnessing, Verification Credit collection at Element and Segment level, anomalies follow-up at Element, Segment and System level.
  • Support to GMS engineering activities, as well as Galileo System level engineering activities, such as requirement engineering, change management and baseline evolutions (DCPs/DCNs), assessment of contractor’s RFDs/RFWs; new services evaluation and contribution to proposal assessments.
  • Contribution to GMS and System reviews and support to Galileo Ground Segment next generation developments.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • University degree (MSc minimum) in telecommunications and signal processing, electronic engineering, computer science or other scientific disciplines, with at least 4 years of relevant working experience in these fields.
  • Experience in the management and monitoring of industrial activities, including participation in reviews.
  • Specific knowledge in the design and testing of Ground Segment algorithms related to the generation and monitoring of the navigation products (i.e. Ephemeris, Clock, Group Delay, Code & Phase Biases…).
  • Knowledge on Resource Abstraction layers (e.g. hyper convergence, virtualisation, containerisation) and data centric processing.
  • Relevant experience with the GNSS and GALILEO systems and equipment, along with a good knowledge of Radio Navigation processing, simulation and testing systems.
  • Eligibility for security clearance from your national security administration.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • Specific knowledge on algorithms for clock ensembles, real-time clock anomaly detection and automatic fault compensation.
  • Knowledge of Agile software engineering techniques, in particular SAFe methodology.
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RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We employ over 500 staff working across 10 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.

When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data  and ground systems within our own offices.

To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.

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