Grafton Technology

Modem Engineer

Job Reference: GTL-2020-10-101

Location: The Netherlands


Our client provides innovative solutions for satellite testing and operations. its solutions are being used by the international aerospace companies to support spacecraft development activities. Core activities include the design, development and delivery of complex electronics-based products:

 • EGSE – electrical ground support equipment used to simulate and test satellite sub-systems 

• TT&C – telemetry, tracking & command equipment used to communicate with satellites in space

Due to company’s current growth, we are searching for a Modem Engineer. The individual will be responsible for cutting-edge engineering focusing on design, implementation and support of Modems used for the modulation, demodulation and signal processing of Satellite Communication links. This role will include involvement in defining modem system architectures, DSP Algorithms and system operations from initial architectural design through to finished products. The role includes hands-on development and support both with our client's engineers and customers. He/she shall Analyse, Model, Design, Develop and Validate Modems that satisfy SATCOM requirements in terms of Performance and Quality and market demands for cost and development Time. Primarily he/she should be able to support both legacy and new modem designs throughout the complete project lifecycle.

Task & Responsibilities:

  • Electrical or Computer Engineering (Diploma, B.Eng., MSc, PhD)
  • B. Eng degree +5 years of experience, or MSc/equivalent +3 years of experience, or PhD degree on the general area of Telecommunications and DSP
  • Telecommunications Theory and Signal Processing
  • Knowledge of architectural design implications on Noise Figure, Sampling effects and Phase Noise
  • Knowledgeable in ECSS, CCSDS, ITU, ETSI and relevant standards relating to modems
  • Digital Modulations and multiplexing schemes (e.g. GMSK, OQPSK, QPSK, PSK-8, APSK-M, etc.)
  • Ability to work under tight project and time constraints
  • Contributing to proposals regarding innovative Satellite Communications technologies
  • Analysing, Modelling and Simulating DSP algorithms 

Skills and experience:
  • Qualification in computer science, aeronautics or electrical engineering (BSc. or higher)
  • 3 years of relevant experience as project leader/manager in an (electronic systems) engineering organisation
  • Experience in management of subcontractors 
  • Experience in system development projects and the co-ordination of multi-disciplinary development teams 
  • Good organisational and communication (written and verbal) skills, for which fluency in English is required 
  • Experience in formal ESA documentation requirements and workflow according to ECSS would be an advantage
  • English language skills (ability to communicate and work in English)
  • Should be familiar in simulating VHDL using ModelSim or/and Active-HDL
  • DSP programming and Embedded SW Technologies
  • FEC (trellis, convolutional codes, BCH codes, LDPC, turbo codes etc.)
  • Implement in VHDL RTL following design rules and constraints for device, area and speed
  • Should be familiar in synthesis and targeting to FPGA devices (e.g. ALTERA)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in international project teams
  • English language skills (ability to communicate and work in English)
  • Should be familiar in simulating VHDL using ModelSim or/and Active-HDL
  • DSP programming and Embedded SW Technologies
  • FEC (trellis, convolutional codes, BCH codes, LDPC, turbo codes etc.)
  • Implement in VHDL RTL following design rules and constraints for device, area and speed
  • Should be familiar in synthesis and targeting to FPGA devices (e.g. ALTERA)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in international project teams
  • Model-Based Design methodology and Simulation Tools (C, C++, Matlab, Simulink, etc.)
  • HW/SW platform prototyping development

    Benefits:
    • Interesting job in space industry 
    • Small company culture/lean processes 
    • Flexible work environment (part-time, home office) 
    • Culture of ownership and transparency (room for personal initiative and development) 
    • Pleasant workplace in modern well-equipped office 
    • Collaborative and friendly colleagues (7 nationalities, office language - English) 
    • Pension scheme 
    • More than 28 days of holidays a year 
    • Commuting allowance ( office is easily reachable from den Haag, Leiden, Amsterdam and Utrecht) 
    • Discount for health insurance package • Company events (team building etc)