On-Board Payload Data Processing Engineer

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Location: The Netherlands, Noordwijk, ESA ESTEC
Deadline: 20-09-2017
Reference: AAVB-653200
Contract duration: Permanent Contract
Sapienza is looking for an On-Board Payload Data Processing Engineer with strong knowledge of payload data processing system architectures from a hardware, software and system aspects to provide support on-site at ESA ESTEC.

  • Validation of signal and image processing algorithms via simulation techniques (e.g. Matlab, prototyping SW)
  • Definition, design and validation of payload data acquisition, processing and storage chains
  • Implementation of payload data processing functions on processors (e.g. Digital Signal Processors) and FPGAs based platforms
  • Specific engineering support in the above domains to mainstream ESA space projects, mainly for (but not restricted to) the development and testing phases
Ideal Candidate: 
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field of engineering
  • At least 4 years of previous relevant practical working experience in defining payload data processing systems architectures
  • Extensive knowledge in signal and image processing techniques and devices
  • Extensive experience in procurement of units, sub-systems integration and testing
  • Knowledge in on-board electronics design related to data acquisition, processing and storage functions
  • Wide knowledge in communication networks principles, standards and their implementation. This includes high-speed networks such as SpaceWire and SpaceFibre
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another member-state language is an asset
  • 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
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU
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