Service Performance Engineer

Location: Noordwijk, Netherlands Application deadline: April 23, 2021 Reference number: 770
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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 have over 600 staff working across 11 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.

We are currently looking for a Service Performance Engineer to work at our client’s premises in the city of in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

The key person will provide service performance engineering support to the GSA. More specifically, the support is requested to contribute to preparation and technical service performance support, with focus on HAS/CAS (HAS: High Accuracy Service, CAS: Commercial Authentication Service) and aviation of the Galileo Reference Centre (GRC) in Noordwijk. The Engineer will be involved in the daily operations of the GRC which includes:

  • Independent Monitoring of Service Provision/Performance Monitoring of Galileo services based on Key Performance Indicators;
  • Multi-GNSS Independent Monitoring (compatibility & Interoperability),
  • Support to the activities of the International GNSS Monitoring and Assessment (IGMA) Task Force (TF) of the International Committee on GNSS (ICG);
  • Interface with Cooperating entities (i.e. cooperating entities from EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland).

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Support the technical follow up of the Galileo Reference Centre (GRC) and Service Evolution activities, regarding the implementation of the monitoring capabilities for the different Galileo and other GNSS services, the definition of the associated reporting, and the validation of the GRC monitoring capabilities.
  • Support the definition and follow-up of HAS/CAS monitoring at the GRC.
  • Support the definition and follow-up of aviation related performance monitoring at the GRC.
  • Support the definition and implementation of in-house performance assessment capabilities.
  • Support the definition and follow-up of Member States contributions to the GRC such as specific campaign-based service performance analyses, including service validation campaigns.
  • Support the GRC activities in the context of specific Task Forces (TFs), as for example the IGMA TF and the WG2/62 TF for ARAIM.
  • Support standardization activities through the exploitation of historical GNSS performance related data stored in the GRC archive.
  • Contribute to the design, the development, and the implementation of dedicated solutions for the monitoring of GNSS performance in Real Time.
  • Coordinate contractors on GRC site, and follow up on contracts regarding GRC including development, operations and hosting services.
  • Coordinate/interface internally within the GSA (GSA-HQ, GSC and GSMC) and externally with EC, ESA, Member states, aviation stakeholders and other service providers through the IGMA activities.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • Very good experience relevant to the above described tasks and responsibilities.
  • Experience in project management and/or industrial procurement activities.
  • Knowledge of radio-navigation satellite systems and/or receivers.
  • International working environment experience.
  • Proven ability to use electronic office equipment (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, email, internet, etc.).
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken.

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • Hands-on experience of operating complex systems.
  • Hands-on Experience with GNSS Data Processing tools such as Bernese GNSS Software, GAMIT/GLOBK, GIPSY-OASIS, BKG Ntrip Client, and IGS products.
  • Programming/Scripting experience with Matlab, C/C++, Python, and Bash in UNIX environment.
  • Knowledge of the GNSS Systems and PRS design.
    • Knowledge/experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Precise orbit determination;
    • Descriptive and Inferential Statistics, including hypothesis testing;
    • Authentication and encryption techniques;
    • GNSS Timing applications;
    • Innovative techniques for Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (e.g. ARAIM).
  • Experience of working in line with EU security regulations, international security standards (e.g. ISO standard 27001), and in Security Accreditation domain, in particular if experience in security-related matters of the Galileo programmes.
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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 have over 600 staff working across 11 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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