Telecommunication Systems Engineer in the Telecommunication – TT&C Systems and Techniques Section, Radio Frequency Systems Division, Radio Frequency Systems and Payloads Office, Electrical Department, Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.
The Telecommunication -TT&C Systems and Techniques Section provides functional support to ESA projects and carries out technological research (R&D) in the field(s) of telecommunication and TT&C systems including secure telecommunication link aspects.
Reporting to the Head of Section and within the technical fields described above, the main tasks and responsibilities of the post holder will include:
providing expert technical support and consultancy to ESA projects, programmes and general studies in the field of telecommunication systems, digital signal processing and ground segment technologies throughout all project phases;
participating in feasibility studies, project reviews and evaluation of procurement proposals;
identifying critical development problems and assisting in their resolution;
contributing to the definition of technology development requirements and work plans for the Agencys technology programmes;
defining, initiating and managing R&D activities covering both long- and short-term needs;
fostering new application areas for multidisciplinary activities, placing emphasis on innovative concepts, cutting-edge technologies and system architectures;
laboratory activities as required;
monitoring applicable scientific and technological trends and maintaining a state-of-the-art expertise;
contributing to the dissemination of the results of the activities performed and the transfer of knowledge across the Agency.
Duties may also include supporting other activities within the post holders field of competence.
General background and specific experience in the technical domains covered by the position
Understanding of related technologies, R&D trends and the industrial landscape
Project support experience in a relevant domain
Experience with laboratory or field testing of relevant technical equipment
Experience in the preparation of procurement activities for technology development and innovation (statements of work, proposal evaluation, etc)
Experience in the management and monitoring of industrial activities, including participation in reviews
Innovation & Creativity
A Masters degree or equivalent qualification in telecommunication engineering is required.
In-depth expertise in computer simulation of complex telecommunication systems and equipment, modem algorithm design, implementation and testing as well as familiarity with the major satellite and terrestrial telecommunication standards is required.
Knowledge of digital signal processing techniques for TT&C and navigation applications is considered an asset.
Several years of industrial work experience in a relevant field are required
For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.
The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.
The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.
The closing date for applications is 9 May 2018.
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