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Communication Systems & Technologies Engineer

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, NoordwijkESA/ESTEC

Job description

We are looking for a Communication Systems & Technologies Engineer on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, to join their Telecommunication Systems & Techniques Section. 

Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe and not by ESA.

The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:

  • Assistance in preparation of invitation to tenders related to ESA R&D;
  • Support the management of industrial R&D activities in the areas of: 
    • Satellite modem physical and link layer analysis, design, prototyping and testing; 
    • SATCOM Systems and network analysis and simulations.
  • Support internal hands-on technical analysis on subjects related to future SATCOM systems;
  • Support the preparation of the section R&D technology roadmaps in the area of telecom systems and network.

Job requirements

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Telecommunication Engineering with particular emphasis on digital transmissions from the physical and MAC perspective;
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience;
  • Broad technical expertise in telecommunication networks design with particular emphasis on physical and link layer, and good understanding of multiple access telecommunication protocols;
  • A few years of work experience in the field of complex digital communications systems, sub- systems and networks is preferred;
  • Strong technical background in telecommunication engineering and knowledge of the relevant communication protocols is required;
  • Knowledge of the main satellite and terrestrial telecom standards is considered an asset as well as the experience with communication system HW prototyping and testing (e.g., FPGA, DSP, GPU, micro-processors);
  • Good knowledge and experience in the use of communication simulation software tools (e.g., Matlab, C++) and commercial simulators (STK, OPNET, NS-3) is required;
  • For candidates with less than 10 years of experience, please provide the relevant academic transcripts in order to give the TRs a more complete candidate profile at the selection stage.


Netherlands, Noordwijk