EGNOS Data Dissemination Segment Engineer

European Space Agency - ESA
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Added: April 20, 2024

EGNOS Data Dissemination Segment Engineer

Job Requisition ID: 18563

Closing Date: 26 April 2024 23:59 CET/CEST

Establishment: ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands

Directorate: Directorate of Navigation

Publication: Internal & External

Type of Contract: Permanent

Date Posted: 5 April 2024

Vacancy in the Directorate of Navigation.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.

This post is classified A2-A4 on the Coordinated Organisations’ salary scale.


ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands

With a resident assignment to Toulouse (France)


EGNOS Data Dissemination Segment (DDS) Engineer in the Development and AIVQ Section, EGNOS and SBAS Division, Galileo and EGNOS Programme Department, Directorate of Navigation.

EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) is the European region satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS). It improves the performance of GPS, enabling its use for safety-of-life navigation applications. A new version, EGNOS V3, is under development to provide augmentation of Galileo and the latest generations of GPS constellations.

You will be responsible for coordinating and leading the activities of the EGNOS and SBAS Division associated with the dissemination of EGNOS data.


Your tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • monitoring and managing the industrial activities in the areas of specifications, design, development and validation for the EGNOS Data Dissemination Segment (DDS) at hardware and software level for the different projects of the Division, either for civil aviation or other user communities (maritime, railways, UAVs, etc.).
  • supporting the deployment activities of EGNOS DDS stations.
  • supporting the Division team in the software development, qualification, safety and AIV domains in your area of expertise.
  • contributing to the execution of EGNOS demonstrators/testbeds, leading the activities associated with the dissemination of EGNOS data.
  • actively contributing to R&D, proposing future solutions to disseminate EGNOS data (such as GEO, MEO, IGSO and land-based solutions).
  • developing and maintaining the DDS evolution roadmap.
  • technically leading DDS procurement activities.
  • following up the industrial activities to specify, procure and develop satellite payloads to broadcast the EGNOS signal in space.

Technical competencies

Proven experience in the field of GNSS signal generation and RF stations.

Knowledge and experience in the field of satellite payloads for GNSS systems.

Knowledge of large-scale complex ground and space system architecture including performance, design, interfaces and protocols.

Experience in mission and system requirements analysis, system design, development, implementation technical follow-up, acceptance and qualification reviews.

Experience in managing and monitoring industrial contractors and conducting industrial reviews.

Experience in procurement processes and contract management as well as applied negotiation skills.

Behavioural competencies

Result Orientation

Operational Efficiency

Fostering Cooperation

Relationship Management

Continuous Improvement

Forward Thinking


A master’s in physics, telecommunications or electronic engineering is required for this post.

Additional Requirements

You should have at least four years of proven experience in the domain of GNSS signal generation and dissemination.

Experience in safety-critical software and real-time software development and verification would be a clear advantage.

Experience in GNSS SoL applications for non-civil aviation user communities would be an advantage.

Knowledge of the civil aviation domain with respect to SBAS systems (mission, organisation, standards, etc.) would be an asset.

You should have good interpersonal and communication skills. You should be able to work autonomously, effectively, and cooperatively in a diverse, international team environment and to define and implement solutions in line with team and individual objectives and project deadlines.

You should also have good analytical, organisational and synthetic reporting skills, as well as a proactive attitude to solving problems.

You are willing to travel and you thrive in a demanding international environment.

Other Information

For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.

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The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.

Applicants must be eligible for security clearance by their national security administrations.

Applicants must be eligible to access technology and hardware which is subject to European and US export control regulations.

The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.

At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us email

Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

According to the ESA Convention, the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution of posts among nationals of the ESA Member States*. When short-listing for an interview, priority will first be given to internal candidates and secondly to external candidates from under-represented Member States*.

In accordance with the European Space Agency’s security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment conducted by an external background screening service.

In principle, recruitment will be within the advertised grade band (A2-A4). However, if the selected candidate has less than four years of relevant professional experience following the completion of the master’s degree, the position may be filled at A1 level.

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