An exciting opportunity for an experienced Earth Observation systems engineer to join the Telespazio UK team, working on site at ESTEC, to support preparation for future EO missions for ESA.
To work in liaison with a team of microwave instrument system engineers in the Future Missions and Instruments Division (EOP-8M) for the preparation of future ESA Earth Observation missions, in particular for new Earth Explorer/Earth Watch missions, Copernicus Sentinels, operational meteorology missions, Missions of Opportunity, F-sats and Scout missions.
Responsibilities / Duties
Typical duties for the successful candidate will include;
• Development/acquisition, validation and maintenance of performance assessment tools for various spaceborne microwave instruments encompassing both active (radars) and passive (radiometers) instruments.
• Translation of mission/observation requirements to instrument requirements; improvement and maintenance of data processing tools.
• Performance Assessment of active and passive microwave instrument during the study phases (0, A, B1).
• Participation in the preparation and monitoring of instrument system and technology pre-development studies together with industry.
Qualifications / Experience
• University Master’s degree (or equivalent) in electrical engineering or physics
• Professional experience within microwave engineering or electromagnetic theory.
• A good end-to-end instrument system understanding of microwave radar and/or radiometers.
• Demonstrated experience in the theoretical derivation and software implementation of instrument performance model
• A good understanding of digital signal processing techniques.
• General understanding of the modelling of wave interactions with the atmosphere and surface scattering.
• Good familiarity with programming languages and computer programs such as Python, MatLAB, ADS, Excel, etc.
• Proactive attitude to solving problems
• Good English language skills
• Good organisational and communication skills
• Able to work independently and in international teams, within the boundaries of assigned tasks and in line with a stringent schedule.