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    Job Description
    TitleOn-Board Payload Data Processing Engineer
    Job codeTEC-EDP-00413
    Job posted on05/12/2017
    LocationNoordwijk
    CountryNetherlands
    EducationMaster
    Contract typeAny
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    We are looking for an On-Board Payload Data Processing Engineer (E3) to join our Ajilon Technology Aerospace team, working onsite at the European Space Agency

    Location: Noordwijk, The Netherlands

    Type of work: Full-time, ongoing

    Ajilon Technology Aerospace is a specialized Engineering consultancy with more than 30 years’ experience providing aerospace Engineers to our key partners in The Netherlands. Ajilon is a long-standing business partner of the European Space Agency (ESA), with more than 115 employees recruited from across Europe currently supporting ESA’s activities.

     

    The work covers the following technical domains:

    Computers for real-time on-board applications, both as self-contained units and as embedded items in subsystem equipment. The work includes system design for fault-tolerant computer systems, component design and development, operating systems, and identification of tools and methods for dependable specification, design and testing.

    Data systems for on-board data communication, spacecraft system operation under ground control and with on-board autonomy, ground/on-board data communication, and (for manned spaceflight) crew informatics and interfaces. This includes data system standards and specific software, e.g. data communication software.

    Data storage, i.e. on-board solid-state mass memory systems, including architecture, components, interfaces, packaging technologies, and operational usage.

    Electronic design essentially for the implementation of digital functions related to on-board data systems.

    Payload data acquisition and processing chains, including digital and image processing techniques and devices.

     

    Specific tasks to be performed:

    A diverse range of support tasks can be carried out by the contractor within the above domains, encompassing hardware, software and system aspects. These can be grouped into the following main headings:

    Payload data acquisition, processing and storage chains, which can be further divided into

    Data acquisition chain

    ADC/ DAC interfaces

    Sensor readout electronics

    Analog signal conditioning

    Data processing units

    Concept, design and test of data processing units

    Implementation of payload data processing functions on processors (e.g. DSP, GPU or uProcessor) and FPGAs based platforms

    Trade-off analysis and verification of the performance in simulation and hardware Instrument controller

    Concept, design and test of payload computers

    Knowledge of applied memory technologies

    Mass Memory storage units

    Concept, design and test of mass memories and the applied memory technologies

    Knowledge of file based systems and the CFTP protocol

    HW/ SW partitioning and corresponding trade-offs

    High speed networks for data transmission and command & control

    Experience with high speed serial link based systems and the testing of these interfaces SpaceWire, SpaceFibre and related protocols

    Protocols providing quality of service, reliability, determinism and FDIR

    Ethernet based systems based on Powerlink, AFDX or similar is an asset

    Validation of signal and image processing algorithms via simulation techniques (e.g. Matlab, prototyping SW)

    Specific engineering support in the above domains to mainstream ESA space projects, mainly for (but not restricted to) the development and testing phases

    Experience in VHDL programming, including reconfiguration and partial reconfiguration techniques is an asset

     

    To successfully perform the above mentioned tasks, the following background / experience is required:

    Education on at least Master level

    A minimum of 4 years of relevant working experience, preferably within the space domain

    Experience in defining payload data processing systems architectures

    Extensive knowledge in signal and image processing techniques and devices

    Extensive experience in procurement of spaceflight hardware units, sub-systems integration and testing in the space industry

    Knowledge in spaceflight electronics design related to data acquisition

    processing and storage functions, as well as constraints of the space environment

    Wide knowledge in communication networks principles, standards and their implementation

    Ability to work in an autonomous manner, in particular when providing support to projects with high time allocations and this in coordination with the line manager

     

    About ESA-ESTEC

    The European Space Agency (ESA) has sites in several European countries. The European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) is the largest site and the technical heart of ESA. This nursery of European space activities is located in Noordwijk, Netherlands. 
    At ESTEC, about 2500 engineers, technicians and scientists work hands-on with mission design, spacecraft and space technology.


    Almost all ESA projects - except launchers - are managed from ESTEC. In Noordwijk, people work on science missions, manned space missions, Earth observation, telecommunications and navigation satellites.

    ESTEC provides extensive testing facilities to verify the proper operation of spacecraft, such as the Large Space Simulator (LSS), acoustic and electromagnetic testing bays, multi-axis vibration tables and the ESA Propulsion Laboratory (EPL).

    Please send your CV to technologyaerospace@ajilon.nl before 08/01/2018

    Contact information
    CompanyAjilon Technology Aerospace
    Contact nameRecruitment Ajilon
    AddressBeukenlaan 125
    Eindhoven
    Netherlands
    5616 VD
    Phone+31-(0)407999010
    Emailtechnologyaerospace@ajilon.nl
    Web Pagehttp://www.ajilon.nl


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