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    Job Description
    TitleOn-Board Data Processing Engineer
    Job code00413
    Job posted on07/12/2017
    LocationNoordwijk
    CountryNetherlands
    EducationMaster
    Contract typeAny
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    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

    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

     

    Your Profile:

    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

     

    REFERENCE: 00413

    LOCATION: Noordwijk, The Netherlands

    CONTACT: recruit@moltek.net

    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.

    For more detailed information about MOLTEK go to:

    www.moltek.com

    Contact information
    CompanyMoltek Consultants Ltd
    Contact nameDavid Baynes
    AddressThe Business Centre
    Green Road
    Horsmonden
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
    Emailrecruit@moltek.com
    Web Pagehttp://www.moltek.com/


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