HE Space is a successful international space company. For over 30 years, we have been supporting our customers with qualified experts in the field of engineering, science and administration. We are currently looking for an ALTIUS Mission Performance Engineer to support our customer in the Netherlands.
ALTIUS Mission Performance Engineer
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
As part of the Altius Project, you will contribute to all aspects (project internal activities, monitoring/review of the relevant industrial activities, interaction with Mission Users and Scientists) relevant to the mission performance and have the following responsibilities:
Support the definition and maintenance of mission and system level requirements;
Develop and maintain mission performance mathematical models and tools;
Maintain mission level performance and error budgets and analyse the compliance of the mission performance budgets with the end-to-end mission performance requirements and propose corrective actions when necessary;
Monitor and critically analyse the mission level performance requirement allocation, their flow down to the relevant contributors, the associated margins, their evolution and their verification;
Monitor and review the definition and implementation of the ALTIUS characterisation, calibration and validation plans and follow up the specification, procurement and verification/validation of the relevant equipment and activities;
Support the payload team for aspects relevant to instrument performance requirements flow-down and instrument performance verification;
Follow up the End to End Simulator and GPP specification, procurement, verification/validation and acceptance activities.
Skills & Experience
You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:
Master’s degree in a relevant physical science or engineering subject;
Demonstrated background and experience in systems for Earth Atmospheric Composition monitoring and science studies in a space project environment;
Knowledge of aerosols and ozone observational data;
Working with atmospheric composition in Earth-System models and data assimilation;
Background and experience on the specific issues relevant to bright limb, solar and stellar occultation observing systems;
Proficiency with programming tools and languages relevant to the implementation and maintenance of the system performance models (e.g. MATLAB);
Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.
This job is located in Noordwijk. We welcome applicants who are available from December 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter).
If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send us your CV together with a letter of motivation (both in English and in Word) to Ms Elisa Manfreda at firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting job NL-SC-3637 before 05-Nov-17.
An exciting and dynamic international working environment awaits you!