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Galileo/GNSS vacancies at ESA

22/02/2021 9349 views 33 likes
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We are looking for Global Navigation Satellite System experts to join our team and support the design and development of the next generation of satellites for Europe’s GNSS System, Galileo. If you have experience in GNSS systems, space systems, project planning or Galileo architecture read on to find out more.

We are currently looking for new team members in the following four positions, all based at ESA’s ESTEC site in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. Join our engineers working with different disciplines to deliver the best in class navigation system and continuously improve the quality of Galileo services to users!

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EGNOS System Performance Engineer

You will be responsible for following and managing the industrial work packages for the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) V2 and V3 performance and for contributing to mission development. You will ensure the consistency of EGNOS system performance specifications, compliance and qualification. You will also contribute to the dissemination of the results of our activities and knowledge transfer across ESA and externally. To apply, you will need a relevant background in satellite navigation systems and experience in laboratory field testing. You should also have experience in the preparation of procurement activities for technology development and innovation.

Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline: 25 February 2021


Galileo System Security Engineer

This position supports the key security management facilities of the ground mission segment. This will include responsibilities such as maintaining the requirements of the key management functions at system and segment level, as well as contributing to the design and development of new system security facilities for Galileo, to support its service evolution.

Candidates should have at least five years of experience with complex secure systems, and an extensive background in satellite navigation principles and related security architecture.

Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline: 28 February 2021


Head of the Galileo Space Segment Product Assurance Unit

The successful candidate will establish and maintain the project product assurance and safety requirements baseline for the Galileo first and second generation space segment in compliance with the overall  ESA product assurance and safety policy. You will also support security activities for the Galileo space segment.

To apply, you should have experience in the management of product assurance for a large project, and the application of RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety) tools and methods. Experience in supporting ESA programmes/projects and procurement processes is also a prerequisite.

Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline: 1 March 2021


Galileo G2 Ground Segment Security Engineer

You will be responsible for overall activities related to ground segment security engineering for the Galileo second generation, including the definition and consolidation of requirements, as well as their verification, validation, qualification and certification. You will establish and coordinate activities within the programme and with industrial consortia, and liaise within ESA and with external entities in the development of your duties.

You should hold in-depth knowledge of GNSS systems and experience in system and security engineering, with a focus on ground segment. Knowledge and experience in managing industrial contracts is also required.

Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline: 28 February 2021



More information

Read more about the Galileo programme at ESA.
Find out more about EGNOS.
Information on the Navigation Innovation and Support Programme.
Learn more about Navigation at ESA.


About the Galileo Programme at ESA

Galileo is Europe’s Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS), providing improved positioning and timing information to almost two billion users across the world.

Our team at the European Space Agency’s technology centre in the Netherlands is in charge of the design, development, procurement, integration and qualification of the Galileo system, including the constellation of satellites in medium-Earth orbit and the ground segment for mission control and security monitoring deployed at remote sites all over the world. We supervise the development of the different releases of the ground segment to deploy them in the operational Galileo control centres and ground stations. We also perform the development, assembly, integration and testing of the Galileo satellites and the associated launch campaigns and in-orbit testing.