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RF Instrument Data Processing Engineer

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

You will have the following responsibilities:

  • Design, development and performance evaluation and characterisation of control, data and signal processing units for Radio Frequency payloads and instruments;
  • Definition, design, development, performance evaluation and verification of data and signal processing functions and algorithms via simulation techniques (e.g. Matlab, Python, prototyping SW);
  • Design, verification and validation of payload data and signal processing chains;
  • Hardware/ software optimization and implementation of payload data processing functions on processors (e.g. uC/uP, DSP, GPU, AI accelerators) and FPGA (e.g. MPSoC, RfSoC) based platforms;
  • Radio Frequency payloads/ instruments related ASICs and device specification/ validation;
  • Specific engineering support in the above domains to mainstream ESA space projects, mainly for (but not restricted to) the development and testing phases.
  • Skills & Experience

    You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

  • Master degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Extensive knowledge in on-board data and signal processing techniques;
  • Extensive knowledge in signal quality and on-board payload data processing functions for RF remote sensing and Telecom payloads;
  • Extensive knowledge in simulation of signal processing functions (Matlab, Python, C, etc);
  • Knowledge in the design, training and validation of machine learning techniques (not limited to deep learning) for tasks such as prediction, classification, semantic segmentation, object detection, etc;
  • Familiarity with telecom payload processors, synthetic aperture radar, radar altimetry and radio frequency interference mitigation (coverage of more than one of the topics will be a strong asset);
  • Familiarity with payload data and signal processing on-board systems architectures;
  • Familiarity with processing devices and on-board electronics design related to data acquisition and processing functions;
  • Familiarity with procurement of units, sub-systems integration and testing;
  • 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;
  • 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 as soon as possible.

    RF Instrument Data Processing Engineer

    HE Space, Noordwijk
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