We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
On-Board Data Processing Engineer
You will be based at our client’s premises in Noordwijk, Netherlands. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.
Your Tasks Include:
A diverse range of support tasks is required to be carried out by the Consultant within the On-Board Computer and Data Handling / Processing domains, encompassing hardware, software and system aspects.
These can be grouped within the following main headings:
Payload data acquisition, processing and storage chains, which can be further divided intoData 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
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
Applicants should have:
Master’s degree in Engineering or physics
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 space flight 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.
The working language is English. Fluency in this language is required.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU
LOCATION: Noordwijk, The Netherlands
CLOSING DATE: 6th January 2018
MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.
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