Navigation System Engineer (m/f)

Publish Date
13 Mar 2018
Airbus Defence and Space
Munich GER
Reference Code
10390961 CS EN EXT 4
Interest Group
Professional staff - engineer
Functional Area
Chief Engineering & Architecture
Contract Type
Permanent contract
Working Time
Full time
Work Experience
Confirmed (3+ to 5 years of experience)

Navigation System Engineer (m/f)

Airbus Defence and 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 System Engineer (m/f) has arisen within Airbus Defence and Space in Ottobrunn.

The successful applicant will join “Navigation Products”.

What can you expect?

You will join the PRS & Receivers Team and contribute to the ongoing development of the PRS/OS SW Receiver and the End-To-End Navigation Simulator. In that role you will be involved in various GNSS activities where you will define, implement, and test navigation algorithms and features.

With more than 60 engineers and almost 20 years of experience, the Airbus Navigation Department is one of the leading expert groups in Europe for the development and implementation of the European satellite navigation systems EGNOS and Galileo.

Tasks & accountabilities

In your daily activities you will:

  • Support the development of Galileo PRS and OS software receivers, algorithms, and features
  • Support the evolution of the Galileo system with respect to PRS/OS navigation signals and performance
  • Operate and support the development of the End-To-End Navigation Simulator for navigation signals performance analysis
  • Support the definition and development of new tools for navigation signals performance analysis
  • Define, plan, and conduct testing activities in laboratory as well as measurements campaigns
  • Interpret measured data and evaluate test results
  • Support requirements derivation for the Galileo PRS and OS software receivers
  • Create and maintain system engineering documents and technical reports
  • Present the achieved results in front of national and international customers, industrial partners, technical meetings, symposia and conferences
  • Contribute to new ideas and applications related to satellite navigation on PRS related aspects

Required skills

We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications and experiences:

  • Master’s degree in an Engineering discipline such as Navigation, Telecommunication, Software Engineering, Signal Processing, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace, or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of satellite-based navigation systems, navigation signals, and receiver architecture.
  • Experience in SW development and good knowledge of C++.
  • Good understanding of GNSS receiver technology and signal processing techniques inside GNSS receivers is considered an asset.
  • Alternatively, experience with INS integration, sensors fusion, and integrity/RAIM is considered an asset.
  • The candidate shall be in possession of a national security clearance or in the position to acquire one.
  • A fluent level of English language is required. The knowledge of German language is considered an asset.
  • Good communication skills, flexibility, and a team working attitude are desired.


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