CNS Service Evolution Expert
July 09, 2024

CNS Service Evolution Expert – F/M

Created in 2009, ESSP is a young and dynamic company, a pan European service provider, certified by EASA (the European Union Aviation Safety Agency) to deliver safety-critical services. Our mission is to operate and provide Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) services, among which, the main one is, the EGNOS service (the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service), on behalf of the EUSPA (the European Agency for Space).

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We are looking for a CNS Service Evolution Expert who will lead technical activities focused on Service Provision in the on-going projects/contracts (i.e., Satellite Communications/Iris, aeronautical Data-link Service Provision) and activities linked to CNS (Communication Navigation Surveillance) Services.

We are looking for an Engineer with 5 years of experience in aeronautical communications, with special focus in data link (DLS) services and applications, and/or satellite technologies (Satellite Communication - SATCOM/Iris) domain. If you think you meet the requirement, this position might be for you!

Main responsibilities/activities:

- Support to project management activities in satellite communication (Iris program),

- Technical lead in all activities and deliveries related to CNS Services (e.g. data link communications) to:

o Provison of Iris (SATCOM) service, delivering as planned and participating in customer and supplier meetings;

o Technical architecture evolution;

o Evolution of service modelling and concept of operations characterization based on applicable regulatory framework and standards;

o Lead on technical studies and assessments of different technologies, state of the art for CNS;

o Service provision requirements definition, evolution and monitoring towards main suppliers;

o Lead some service validation test cases during test campain;

o Participation in Iris board, review performance reports, priovision of technical advisory support to incident and problem resolution.                

- Lead technical meetings related to CNS projects;

- Participation to international fora related to CNS (e.g., Eurocontrol, SESAR), gathering customer needs and/or providing guidances in the corresponding field;

- Report on CNS projects highlighting the current status of activities, next steps, issues/risks identified;

- Technical lead in the identification and preparation of potential tenders related to CNS areas in line with ESSP business strategy.


- Deep knowledge in Communication Navigation Surveillance (CNS) /Air Traffic Management (ATM) technologies, especially focused on datalink technologies (Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS), VDL Mode 2, SATCOM-Iris, Aeronautical Telecommunication Network such as ATN/OSI and ATN IPS).

- Good understanding of European regulations (such as, but not limited to, Single European Sky regulatory framework and EASA regulation) as well as applicable standards (ICAO, EUROCAE, RTCA, ARINC…).

- Deep understanding of datalink communication services supporting ACARS-based applications, ATN-B1, ATS-B2 & ATS-B3.

- Good capacity of analysis, synthesis and reporting

- Team player spirit

- Ability to assume responsibilities

- Proactiveness/initiative

Other preferable skills:

- Understanding of satellite-based controller/pilot datalink supporting air traffic management communications.

- Good understanding of ICAO Aviation System Block Upgrade and Global Air Navigation Plan.

- Knowledge of datalink avionics.

- Background in key relevant CNS fora (Eurocontrol, Eurocae, SESAR, others.).

Job Requirements:

Language: English (B2 minimum) – CEFR and Spanish (desirable).

Engineering degree or equivalent.

Available for regular travels mainly in Europe.

Human Resources information:
- 1st interview is held bythe direct manager of the position you applied for (technical interview)
- 2nd interview is held by HR department

Element of package of remuneration:
- Variable: bonuses based on objectives
- Teleworking: up to 3 days/week
- Health insurance, Life Insurance
- Saving plan
- Tickets Restaurant
- Sustainable Mobility Package: Home/Office travels reimbursement if car sharing or bicycling
- 29 holidays (for full time year)

Please send your application file only by e-mail to the following address:

Job Location: Madrid (Spain)

Type of Contract: Full time – Permanent Contract

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