Radio Navigation Engineer (Engineering tools)

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
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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.

We are currently looking for a Radio Navigation Engineer with focus in Engineering Tools, to work in the city of Noordwijk.

Tasks and Activities

Support ESA in the development and updates of engineering tools including but not limited to the following areas: 

  • RF system performance analysis and Service volume simulation;
  • Digital signal processing and user algorithms, including simulation of environment impairments, use of RF Constellation Simulator (RFCS) and Software-Defined-Radios (SDRs), etc.;
  • Navigation and sensor fusion algorithms involving GNSS, Precise Point Positioning (PPP), Real Time Kinematic (RTK), etc.;
  • Concepts and techniques for High Accuracy GNSS, PPP and PPP-RTK positioning;
  • Assessment of associated integrity concepts (system performances, algorithms and software for network processors and computation of the corrections, user algorithms, etc.);
  • Analysis relating to the use of space receivers (visibility analysis, system performances, testing of space receiver in the laboratory) and update of associated tools;
  • Security algorithm and techniques design and testing;
  • Telecom and data dissemination techniques and protocols;
  • Physical, data, network layer techniques and simulations;
  • Link budget analysis and simulations.


Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • PhD or Msc Engineering from a recognised Institution of secondary studies (University, Ecole supérieure, etc.) or equivalent.
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in Engineering tools exploitation, development and evolution.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Eligibility to obtain a personal security clearance.

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • Knowledge of ESA and its engineering activities.


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