ARTES Applications Engineer (ESA-ECSAT)


The Integrated and Telecommunications-related Applications Department (D/TIA) is responsible for the promotion of ARTES applications and services and the development of new applications and services within the ARTES applications domain.
As part of this, the Study and Project Management Office is in charge of the implementation of all ARTES Applications/Services Feasibility Studies and Applications Projects. This includes elaborating the required Feasibility Studies work-plans, evaluating the proposals for Feasibility Studies and Applications Projects, negotiating the contracts and implementing them.

Responsibilities of the ARTES Applications Engineer

  • Identification and characterisation of new services and applications exploiting current and next generation of space systems (e.g. Satcom, Earth Observation and Satellite Navigation) and their integration in non-space domains;
  • Assessment of the technical and operational requirements applicable to space based applications and their integration with terrestrial solutions to support the identified services and applications in an end-to-end context;
  • Implement activities with industry, operators, application providers and user communities addressed to develop, validate and promote the utilisation of space based assets;
  • Development and implementation of methodologies and tools for the assessment of end-to-end performance of multimedia applications;
  • Analysis and assessment of the business and regulatory aspects associated with the launch and commercial operations of satellite based applications and services.

Profile of the ARTES Applications Engineer

  • Master’s degree in Space Engineering, Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering or similar field;
  • At least 4 years of previous relevant practical working experience in satellite and possibly in terrestrial systems requirements analysis, design, implementation and operations, and associated management experience;
  • Sound knowledge of the overall space applications market, and specific experience in specifying, developing, evaluating and promoting applications making use of satellites;
  • Some familiarity with downstream space services and applications and with relevant space technologies (i.e. satellite communications, navigation and earth observation);
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • High standard of document drafting;
  • Ability to work effectively both within a small team and in an autonomous way;
  • Excellent knowledge of English, additional knowledge of another ESA member state language is desirable;
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.

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