GRC Operations Engineer

Application deadline
Friday, November 29, 2019
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You will have the opportunity to support the Galileo Reference Centre (GRC) Manager. GRC is responsible for the following:

  • Independent Monitoring of Service Provision/ Performance Monitoring of Galileo services.
  • Multi-GNSS Independent Monitoring (compatibility & Interoperability).
  • Interface with Cooperating entities (i.e. cooperating entities from EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland).
Tasks and Activities
  • Support development, implementation and optimization of GNSS data processing systems.
  • Processing and archiving of data from GNSS networks, meteorological sensors, etc.
  • Preparation of technical tender specifications and follow up of contracts regarding GRC development, operations and hosting services
  • Coordinate contractors on GRC site.
  • Coordinate/interface internally within the GSA (GSA-HQ, GSC and GSMC) and externally with EC, ESA, and Member states.


Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • You have a University degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in data processing activities working with various tools.
  • You have hands-on Experience with GNSS Data Processing tools such as Bernese GNSS Software, GAMIT/GLOBK, GIPSY-OASIS, BKG Ntrip Client, and IGS products.
  • You have experience in GNSS related activities.
  • You have experience in project management and/or industrial procurement activities.
  • You have knowledge of radio-navigation satellite systems and/or receivers.
  • You have excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English.
  • You have professional experience in an international working environment

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • You have hands-on experience of operating complex systems.
  • You have programming / Scripting experience with Matlab, C/C++, Python, and UNIX environment.
  • You have knowledge of the GNSS Systems and PRS design.
  • You have knowledge/experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Precise orbit determination
    • GNSS Timing applications
    • Innovative techniques for Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (e.g. ARAIM)
  • You have experience with 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.


Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above.


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