Wave Interaction & Propagation Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)


Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Wave Interaction & Propagation Engineer to support (primarily) Earth Observation projects. The position will be permanent and based in ESTEC.

Responsibilities of the Wave Interaction & Propagation Engineer

  • Support to Earth Observation projects in the field of microwave (active and passive) remote sensing of natural surfaces (land and sea) and of atmosphere: wave interaction, data processing, retrieval algorithms and performance assessment;
  • Support to internal activities and projects in the field of microwave propagation in the atmosphere: theoretical and empirical modeling, and related analysis of impact on telecom, navigation or data downlink for Earth Observation and Space Exploration missions R&D in related fields;
  • Support to the experimental facility.

Profile of the Wave Interaction & Propagation Engineer

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Physics;
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience in the physics and/or engineering of microwave interaction with natural environment;
  • Experience with microwave remote sensing observation concepts, ideally with experience with the performance assessment and the end-to-end simulation of atmospheric remote sensing instruments;
  • Experience with microwave atmosphere propagation models;
  • Good programming skills;
  • Previous experience with experimental instruments (e.g. ground microwave radiometers) is considered an asset;
  • Ideally also experience in the development and validation of retrieval algorithms for atmospheric remote sensing;
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.

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