We are looking for a Microwave Engineer (E3) to join our Modis Aerospace team, working onsite at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands.
Modis Aerospace is a specialized Engineering consultancy with more than 30 years’ experience providing aerospace Engineers to our key partners in The Netherlands. Modis is a long-standing business partner of the European Space Agency (ESA), with more than 120 employees recruited from across Europe currently supporting ESA’s activities.
Specific tasks to be performed:
Contribute to the design, development and performance evaluation of RF technologies applicable to space and ground segments, with particular emphasis on Time and Frequency equipment, components and technologies (Atomic clocks, Master Oscillators, VCOs, T&F transfer);
Provide expert technical support to projects and programmes;
Development, integration, configuration and running of RF test set-ups for evaluating the performance of RF subsystems for ground/space applications such as:
Atomic Clocks and Time and Frequency Test beds.
ESTEC’s UTC facility
Linear and Non-linear characterisation of subsystems/devices.
TT&C and Communication payloads.
Development of software (e.g. Lab View) for automated testing, control and monitoring of RF performance.
Contribute to the generation of innovative ideas in the field of RF equipment and technologies and to the definition of ESA R&D programmes;
Define technical requirements and statements of work for the tasks to be performed by industry from early conceptual studies to full hardware development;
Contribute to the development/usage of section related laboratory facilities and analysis/simulation tools;
Maintain state-of-the-art expertise by monitoring the technological trends and applying them in the day-to-day tasks;
To successfully perform the above mentioned tasks, the following background / experience is required:
University Master’s degree in Microwave or RF Electronics Engineering.
Good background on RF equipment and technologies for space application.
Several years of working experience in the field of Time and Frequency equipment, components and technologies.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org before 04/10/2019