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On-Board Payload Data Processing Engineer

Ref: 14840039

Toegevoegd op 10 June 2021
Vacature locatie
Noordwijk Zh
Contract type
Detachering

Functieprofiel

On behalf of the European Space Agency we are recruiting a On-Board Payload Data Processing Engineer (E3) to join our Modis Aerospace team in the Netherlands. Specific tasks to be performed:

This position can contain either of the follow task sets:

Tasks RF Instrument Data Processing Engineer

A diverse range of support tasks is required to be carried out by the Contractor, encompassing algorithmic and hardware definition, development and validation, involving software, hardware and system constraints. These can be grouped within the following main headings:

  • 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.

Tasks Optical Instrument Image Processing Engineer

A diverse range of support tasks is required to be carried out by the Contractor, encompassing algorithmic definition, development and validation and involving software, hardware and system constraints. These tasks are expected to address processing functions focusing on payload performance (image quality), data compression/reduction and data analysis. They can be grouped within the following main headings:

  • Analysis of system-level needs and definition of system and subsystem requirements’ specifications for optical payload processing functions
  • Definition, design, development, performance evaluation and verification of image processing functions and algorithms via simulation techniques (e.g. Matlab, Python, prototyping SW)
  • Design, verification and validation of payload image processing chains (in close collaboration with teams responsible for SW and HW implementation)
  • Support to HW/SW optimization and implementation of payload data processing functions on processors (e.g. uC/uP, DSP, GPU, AI accelerators) and FPGA 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

Bedrijfsprofiel

Modis has proudly supported the Aerospace & Defence industry in the Netherlands for decades. Our partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) has been one of the many success stories allowing our people to expand their career horizons. Modis experts are contributing to some of the most important technical advances in Aerospace and Defence which impact the way we live our lives today, through specialised engineering expertise and other required skillsets. This could be your future. Become part of our successful team!

About ESA-ESTEC

The European Space Agency (ESA) has sites in several European countries.

The European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), has grown into ESA’s largest establishment and the technical and organizational hub of Europe’s space sector. Missions designed and tested at ESTEC are circling Earth, have landed on planetary bodies and have probed far into the Solar System.

The infrastructure and equipment assembled here, together with the expert knowhow of its 2800 personnel, make ESTEC a unique resource for Europe. The work done here by teams skilled in every aspect of engineering for space has enabled the creation of novel communication, navigation and information services, creating new jobs and growth while improving the lives of European and world citizens.

Functie-eisen

To successfully perform the above mentioned tasks, the following background / experience is required:

  • Education on Master level combined with at least 4 years of relevant experience.

Depending on the position, the requirement are:

Qualification Requirements RF Instrument Data Processing Engineer:

  • 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

Qualification Requirements Optical Instrument Image Processing Engineer:

  • Extensive knowledge in image processing, compression and computer vision techniques
  • Extensive knowledge in optical imaging payloads, signal/image quality and on-board payload data processing functions
  • Extensive knowledge in simulation of image processing functions (Matlab, Python, ENVI/IDL, 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 computational imaging techniques (image stabilization, super-resolution, active optics, etc)
  • Familiarity with payload data 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 demonstrator units, sub-system 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

Please send your CV to recruitmentaerospace@modis.com before 05/07/2021

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