Your mission:

Have you (almost) completed your degree studies? Are you inspired by space exploration and keen to pursue a career in this exciting field? If so, perhaps you should take a closer look at the German Trainee Programme. Organised by DLR, it offers you the chance to work shoulder to shoulder with experts from the 20 member states of ESA - keeping your finger on the pulse of Europe‘s space programmes. Over a period up to 24 months, you will actively contribute to the latest research and/or technology projects. This is complemented by a generous scholarship. What better way to launch your career in international space business? The next GTP commences on 01.02.2015.

The GNSS Regional Augmentation System Division is responsible of the development of the EGNOS system and its qualification, in its role as Design and Procurement Agent, under the programme management of European Commission and in the context of a delegation agreement. It is also managing a number of activities under the European GNSS Evolutions Programme, including the definition phase of the future EGNOS V3 and a number of experimentation test beds.

The incumbent will work in the Mission and System Engineering Section. This section is responsible of EGNOS system engineering activities in short, mid and long-term, including European GNSS Evolutions Programme Test Beds, Phase A of the future EGNOS V3, mission engineering, standardisation, interoperability, software tools and performance monitoring. See also: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Navigation/The_present_-_EGNOS/What_is_EGNOS

Tasks:

  • performing system engineering analyses based on simulations
  • the production of technical documents
  • support the review of Industry performance tools and related technical documents
  • support in the review of documentation corresponding to other activities managed or supported by the GNSS Regional Augmentation System Division
  • support performance investigation activities

In particular, two important areas of work to be addressed by the incumbent will be the following:

  • characterisation of EGNOS accuracy in the edge of service area
  • assessment of WAAS continuity

Both tasks will involve input data gathering, pre-processing, simulations and analysis, results, elaboration of a technical note and internal presentation.

Applications received until 7th September 2014 will be considered.

Your qualifications:

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Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. We look forward to your e-mail application in English, citing GTP-2015-NAV-ER, to GTP@dlr.de. Please visit the German Trainee Programme page for details of our application procedures. If you have any initial questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Larissa Seidlez: larissa.seidlez@dlr.de. Disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

German Trainee Programme

February 2015

12 up to 24 months

attractive scholarship

Full-time

Contact person :

Larissa Seidlez

Strategy and International Relations

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