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Optical Instrument/Payload Engineer


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Description: 

Job code: RT-C/EOP-PM/00105

Job posted on: Wed, 2018-10-31 17:42

Location: ESTEC-Noordwijk

Country: The Netherlands

Education: Master degree

Contract type: Permanent

Start Date: within 2 months

Requirements

The Candidate shall have a Master's degree or equivalent qualification in Physics or Engineering with background in Optical Engineering. Candidates shall demonstrate good familiarity with computer programs such as Excel, MathCAD and MATLAB and/or Python. Good communication skills. Candidates shall demonstrate good familiarity with optical design and performance assessment software like Zemax, ASAP, FRED, with specific emphasis on straylight simulation aspects Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and a stringent schedule. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the outside world. Fluent in the English language (spoken and written); knowledge of other languages is an asset.

Contact information: l.petkov@vitrocisetbelgium.com s.poncerios@vitrocisetbelgium.com o.recca@vitrocisetbelgium.com

Specific Tasks

  • Under this work package the Contractor shall support the Space Segment Performance Engineering activities within Earth Observation.
  • In particular the tasks include:
  • The development, implementation and validation of (complex) performance models of optical space-borne instruments, in particular passive (spectrometers) instruments, dedicated to atmospheric missions;
  • The assessment of the instruments system performance as well as sub-systems contributing to the instruments performances;
  • The contribution to meetings within ESA, industry and potentially with users.
  • The Contractor will report to the Instrument Manager. He/she will liaise with various members of the project team, being responsible for the various instrument subsystems and disciplines, e.g. optics, focal plane assembly, calibration. With regard to the mission performance assessment it is expected that the incumbent also liaises with the science support team, where adequate, to support both the mission related scientific studies and the instrument design evolution.
Ideal Candidate: 
Requirements
  • The Candidate shall have a Master's degree or equivalent qualification in Physics or Engineering with background in Optical Engineering.
  • Candidates shall demonstrate good familiarity with computer programs such as Excel, MathCAD and MATLAB and/or Python.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Candidates shall demonstrate good familiarity with optical design and performance assessment software like Zemax, ASAP, FRED, with specific emphasis on straylight simulation aspects
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and a stringent schedule.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the outside world.
  • Fluent in the English language (spoken and written); knowledge of other languages is an asset.
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