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Head of the Radio Frequency Payloads and Technology Division

European Space Agency


Posted over 30 days ago...


Shape the Future of Space Exploration as the Head of RF Payloads and Technology at ESA


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Noordwijk, Netherlands

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In-person- Noordwijk Netherlands

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Organisation Summary: Join the European Space Agency (ESA), a beacon of scientific and technological advancement and a champion of diversity and inclusivity in the space industry. At ESA, you'll be part of a team pushing the boundaries of what's possible in space exploration, satellite technology, and Earth observation. Based in Noordwijk, Netherlands, ESA provides a stimulating workplace where you can contribute to humanity's quest for knowledge and discovery beyond our planet.

  • Lead the Radio Frequency (RF) Payloads and Technology Division within ESA's Electrical Department.
  • Manage divisional resources and oversee cutting-edge space and ground RF technologies.
  • Maintain responsibility for both the technical and strategic aspects of the division's work.
  • Master's degree in a relevant engineering field is a must.
  • Extensive experience in RF technology, and a track record of leading a team of specialists in a project or R&D setting.
  • Strategic leadership skills to guide expert teams towards ESA's mission goals.
  • Competitive A5 level salary on the Coordinated Organisations’ salary scale.
  • Opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking space missions and technology development.
  • Open to nationals from member states including Austria, Canada, and many European countries.
  • Appointment contingent upon passing a basic background screening.

The European Space Agency is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We are currently seeking a Head of the Radio Frequency (RF) Payloads and Technology Division, based in our ESTEC establishment in Noordwijk, Netherlands.

The Role: Reporting to the Head of the Electrical Department, the Head of the Radio Frequency (RF) Payloads and Technology Division is responsible for the management of the Division, its resources and activities. The Head of Division is responsible for the technical and strategic management of RF Payloads and Technologies for space and ground applications and the associated laboratory facilities.

Job Requirements: A Master’s degree in a relevant engineering discipline is required for this post. Candidates should have extensive experience in one or more of the technical domains covered by the Division, proven experience of leading, motivating and developing a team of experts in a project or R&D environment, and the ability to provide strategic direction to the individuals and teams within the Division.

Benefits: ESA offers a competitive salary classified A5 on the Coordinated Organisations’ salary scale.

Application Details: 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. Successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment conducted by an external background screening service.


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