Satellite Navigation Performance System Engineer - Senior (f/m)

Publish Date
13 Sep 2017
Airbus Defence and Space
Munich GER
Reference Code
10380145 TB EN EXT 3
Interest Group
Professional staff - engineer
Functional Area
Design & Development
Contract Type
Permanent contract
Working Time
Full time
Work Experience
Confirmed (3+ to 5 years of experience)

Satellite Navigation Performance System Engineer - Senior (f/m)

Airbus Defence & Space Ottobrunn

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

A vacancy for a Navigation Performance Engineer - Senior (f/m) has arisen within Airbus Defence and Space in Ottobrunn. The successful applicant will join “System Architecture”.

Tasks & accountabilities

What can you expect?
You will contribute to the ongoing deployment and exploitation phase of Galileo, the European satellite navigation system, as well as the definition of the future second generation of Galileo with a high responsibility for system performance and integrity aspects. You will join the Airbus Navigation Department. With more than 60 engineers and almost 20 years of experience it is one of the leading expert groups in Europe for the development and implementation of the European satellite navigation systems EGNOS and Galileo.

In your daily activities you can expect:

  • Management of system performance budgets in combination with underlying system modelling to

provide the required statistical evidences

  • Full responsibility for the definition and assessment of service performance parameters aligned to

system performance requirements

  • Contribute to performance trouble shooting for the Galileo system with detailed investigation of

system anomalies and feared events which includes the responsibility for definition and assessment of
required algorithms for data evaluation.

  • Contribute to the implementation of Galileo Safety-of-Life support functions for EGNOS and ARAIM by

definition and assessment of feared events, integrity trees and system models in combination with
collection of empirical evidence.

Required skills

What are we looking for?

  • Educated to a degree in an Engineering discipline such as Navigation, Systems Engineering, Electrical

Engineering, Physics, Geodesy or equivalent.

  • Demonstrated experience in satellite navigation systems, in particular GPS, Galileo and SBAS
  • Profound knowledge on GNSS algorithms for data processing and system performance budget


  • Solid experience in navigation system and user algorithms including precise positioning concepts such

as PPP and RTK

  • Familiarity in statistics and in describing and modelling of statistical processes in particular for error

propagation analyses

  • Deep understanding of GNSS end-user constraints and GNSS applications including integrity aspects for Advanced RAIM and

Safety-Life applications

  • Experience in systems engineering processes, rapid coding and efficient usage of engineering tools
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex technical problems and define innovative solutions
  • Motivated to work within an international culture and willingness to adjust to an international


  • Readiness to acquire a national security clearance is of advantage
  • Fluent in English


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