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    Job Description
    TitleGround Stations System Engineer
    Job posted on04/02/2016
    LocationDarmstadt
    CountryGermany
    EducationBachelor
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    Ground Stations System Engineer

    You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

    Your Tasks Include:

    The consultant shall support the activities of ground segment developments in the areas of Ground Stations, RF and Telecommunications. In doing this, the consultant shall support:

    • Engineering activities of Phase B of future ground segments in the areas of Ground Stations, RF and Telecommunications (mainly for supporting EPS-SG and Jason-CS activities)
    • The follow up of the detailed design and development activities of Phase C/D of the future ground segments in the areas of Ground Stations, RF and Telecommunications
    • The maintenance and evolution in phase E to the other programmes within Client (MSG, EPS, Jason) in the areas of Telecommunications, RF and Ground Stations,

    The consultant will be a member of a multi-disciplinary system engineering team and will report directly to the SEP Ground Stations Engineering Team Leader. However when working in a given programme, the consultant shall report also within the established programme structure.

    In the performance of these tasks, the consultant shall apply the relevant organizational and programmatic quality management procedures as well as the relevant ground stations system engineering standards.

     

    Your Profile:

    The Consultant shall have a university degree (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline relevant to the job profile together with the experience and capability to fulfill the assigned tasks.

    He/she shall have, as a pre-requisite, a demonstrated experience in a similar function for at least 5 years.

    This experience shall include in particular:

    • Ground stations system and subsystem design and development for TT&C;
    • Ground stations system and subsystem design and development for mission specific and/or satellite communications ground stations;
    • TT&C baseband equipment and SLE compliant implementations;
    • Technical background in the specification and V&V of ground stations and large antennas and tracking systems for LEO and GEO satellites (ACU and receivers inclusive);
    • Knowledge of modulation/demodulation schemes applied by Ground to Space ICD for TT&C and payload data transmission (e.g. ECSS and CCSDS Standards).

    In addition, the knowledge and experience of the following processes/areas is considered as an asset:

    • Competence and experience in the engineering processes for managing requirements from the definition phase through the traceability, verification, validation and maintenance stages using formal methods and tools (e.g. DOORs);
    • Design and requirements engineering of large and complex Earth Observation related ground stations;
    • Usage of High Data Rate Demodulators;
    • System experience with Link budget analysis and tools in S, X and Ka Band.
    • Standard RF and microwave tools and S/W package for generation of signal processing related simulations and/or semi-automated measurement procedures.

    The Consultant shall be in possession of sound organizational and interpersonal skills to conduct the responsibilities described above autonomously and with a minimum level of supervision, exhibiting good oral and written communications skills, analytical capabilities, and motivation.

    The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore the consultant must be able to work effectively in this language.

     

    REFERENCE: 16-212072

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany

    CONTACT: recruit@moltek.net

    CLOSING DATE: 15th March 2016

    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.

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


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