Federal Defence Space Administration (DSA) Recruitment 2018

Job Summary
Company: The Defence Space Administration (DSA)

Deadline Date: 10th May, 2018
Specialization: Government Agencies / Public Sector
Work Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Job Type: Full-Time
Location(s): Abuja
Date Posted: 26th April, 2018

The Defence Space Administration (DSA) was established by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to: Develop and operate military Space Technologies; Support Nigerian Military operations both within and outside the country as well as Security Agencies responsible for internal security, through the use of satellite; Provide resilient and affordable Space and Cyberspace capabilities for the Nigerian Military, other Security and Law Enforcement Agencies

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Nigerians for employment as civilian staff within the capacity below:

Job Title: Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Engineer
Location: Nigeria

Job Description

Perform a variety of assignments related to the accuracy of position, velocity determination and trajectory analysis.
Perform orbit determination for a variety of satellite missions using real and simulated data.
Design and perform experiments to evaluate and improve orbit determination performance.
Process mission data and perform mission-level and system-level analyses.
Provide positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) technical analyses in support of satellite navigation activities.
Provide PNT services including orbit determination, geo-positioning and space based navigation such as GPS.
Perform analysis and studies of next generation Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).
Design and perform experiments to evaluate and improve orbit determination preference.
Perform analyses and studies for next-generation GNSS designs and architectures.
Job Requirements

Experience in PNT systems of systems engineering, design, technical evaluation, or acquisition oversight
Knowledge of threats to PNT systems and their effective counter-measures
Understanding of PNT dependencies with other capabilities such as tactical communications, command and control, or targeting
Understanding of weapon systems that rely on or incorporate PNT systems
Familiarity with emerging PNT technologies from industry or academia.
Familiarity with anti-jam antennas and signal processing
Knowledge of hardware including radio frequency (RF) through digital and embedded processing
Broad technical familiarity in PNT systems (spanning space / ground / user segment technologies), military and commercial.
Experience with understanding gaps, formulating technical solutions, and also providing acquisition oversight for enterprise modernization of Joint PNT systems.
Strong communications background (verbal and written)
Educational Qualification

B.Sc Physics, Engineering or Computer Science.
Only applicants with First Class and Second Class Upper Division first degrees and those with HND Distinctions and HND Upper Credit polytechnic certificates may apply. Cognate experience in the subject discipline will be an added advantage.
Professional Certification:

NSE/ COREN/ SURCON/ NIS

Job Position: Computer Programmer
Job Location: Nigeria

Job Description

Develop programs in a variety of computer languages, such as C, C++, JAVA, MATLAB, SIMULINK, ROCKSIM, ANSYS, SOLIDWORKS and RPA. Debug programs by testing for and fixing errors. Build and use computer-assisted software engineering (CASE) tools to automate the writing of some code. Must be very proficient in C, C++, JAVA and PYTHON

Job Requirements

Candidate Must be proficient in MATLAB, JAVA, SIMULINK, ROCKSIM, ANSYS, SOLIDWORKS With relevant experience of 3-5 Years
Educational Qualification

B.Sc/B.Eng or equivalent in Computer Science.
Only applicants with First Class and Second Class Upper Division first degrees and those with HND Distinctions and HND Upper Credit polytechnic certificates may apply. Cognate experience in the subject discipline will be an added advantage.
Professional Certification:

OCP, OCM, OCE Certification by IEEE or any other related recognized body/organization

Job Position: Earth Observation Officer
Job Location: Nigeria

Job Description

Data Collection, analysing data, Compiling Excel Spreadsheets, coding and re-coding data and using MATLAB.
Imagery Change Detection, Feature Extraction, View Shed Analysis, Cost-Distance Analysis, Travel-time Analysis and advanced multi-criteria analyses using complex arrays of data inputs.
Processing, editing and manipulation of Geospatial imagery and derived classification products.
Job Requirements

Must be proficient in GIS/ Remote Sensing Software such as;
Erdas Imagine
ArcGIS
ENVI
GRASS
Remote View Pro. 4
GD GIS/Remote Sensing
MSc GIS/Remote Sensing is an added advantage
Educational Qualification

B.Sc/HND in either Geography, Land Survey or other Environmental Science courses. BSc Physics, BSc Geology, BSc Geo-informatics, PGD GIS or Remote sensing.
Only applicants with First Class and Second Class Upper Division first degrees and those with HND Distinctions and HND Upper Credit polytechnic certificates may apply. Cognate experience in the subject discipline will be an added advantage.
Professional Certification:

Data management certificate.
Imagery analysis and interpretation certificate.
ESRI, USGIF Certification and other related certificates.

Job Position: Systems Engineer
Job Location: Nigeria

Job Description

Assist users in solving technical problems and investigating elevated issues by confirming the validity of the problem and seeking for known solutions.
Perform needs assessment for new applications and modifications to existing ones, make sure the related policies are followed and that every ICT initiative, project or application is properly registered in the Application Portfolio.
Should be able to support management and operations of all ICT infrastructure, equipment and services.
Ensures that ICT-delivered services and end-user needs are met, understood and foresee ICT configuration changes.
Provide user support and technical/functional specialist support to the office.
Prepare and draft ICT operational, technical, hardware requirements and specifications
Update and maintain the ICT equipment inventory.
Job Requirements

Only applicants with First Class and Second Class Upper Division first degrees and those with HND Distinctions and HND Upper Credit polytechnic certificates may apply.
Cognate experience in the subject discipline will be an added advantage.
B.Sc in Computer Science/ B,Eng Elect/Elect/ Physics or Equivalent.
Certification in MSCE
Maximum age: 26- 30 years

Job Position: Satellite Systems Engineer
Job Location: Nigeria

Job Description

Designs programs that direct orbiting satellites and keep them function properly.
Creates satellite command systems that remotely control satellite activities from ground stations.
Conducts testing of communication systems, collect data that tracks satellite trends and behaviour and write status reports.
Job Requirements

B.Eng Elect/Elect Engr, Telecoms Engr or BSc Computer Science
ONF-Certified SDN Associate Certification, OCSA Certification Preparation training.
Maximum age: 28 years
Only applicants with First Class and Second Class Upper Division first degrees and those with HND Distinctions and HND Upper Credit polytechnic certificates may apply. Cognate experience in the subject discipline will be an added advantage.

Job Position: Radio Navigation Engineer
Job Location: Nigeria

Job Description

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Support the DSA in the monitoring of industrial contracts for the development of radio navigation (System Support) tools and equipment including receivers and for studies on radio navigation, including generating technical requirements and statements of work.
Participation in the overall Radio Navigation R&D roadmap for the definition of high Technology Readiness Level (TRL) activities.
GNSS System Implementation and Verification including support to System Test Campaigns using System Tools including Radio Navigation Receivers.
Participation in studies, simulations and laboratory testing for the assessment of system end-to-end functionalities and performance, including measurement campaigns, data processing and field testing, also applied to radio navigation receivers design and techniques.
Job Requirements

At least 4 years’ experience relevant with GNSS systems and equipment including receivers and good knowledge of Radio Navigation processing, simulation and testing systems.
Knowledge in the implementation, maintenance and operation of complex Radio Navigation processing, simulation and test facilities for spacecraft, aircraft, maritime and land mobile applications.
Specific and Strong knowledge on the design of satellite navigation systems, ranging and positioning techniques, RF, and signal processing techniques, focusing on navigation receivers.
Strong experience at user level with satellite navigation receivers and satellite navigation positioning and integrity algorithms.
Educational Qualification

B.Sc or M.Sc in Telecommunic-ations and Signal Processing or Electronic Engineering,
Only applicants with First Class and Second Class Upper Division first degrees and those with HND Distinctions and HND Upper Credit polytechnic certificates may apply. Cognate experience in the subject discipline will be an added advantage.
Professional Certification:

COREN/NSE

Job Position: Software Engineer – Navigation
Job Location: Nigeria

Job Description

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Recommending and executing improvements and also creating technical documentation for reference and reporting.
The Software Engineer will work with developers to design algorithms and flowcharts for new navigation application systems, produce clean, efficient code based on specifications and integrate software components and third-party programs. He/she will also verify and deploy programs and systems, troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software.
Work with developers to design algorithms and flowcharts for new navigation application systems, produce clean, efficient code based on specifications and integrate software components and third-party programs.
Verification and deployment of programs and systems.
Troubleshooting, debugging and upgrading existing software.
Responsible for gathering and evaluating user feedback.
The Software Engineer is also responsible for gathering and evaluating user feedback, recommending and executing improvements and also creating technical documentation for reference and reporting.
Job Requirements

Experience with databases and Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) frameworks (e.g. Hibernate).
Ability to learn new languages and technologies. Excellent communication skills.
Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude.
Knowledge of coding languages (e.g. Python, C++, Java, JavaScript) and frameworks/systems (e.g. AngularJS, Git)
Experience with databases and Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) frameworks (e.g. Hibernate).
Ability to learn new languages and technologies.
Proven experience as a Software Developer, Software Engineer or similar role.
Familiarity with Agile development methodologies.
Experience with software design and development in a test-driven environment.
Knowledge of coding languages (e.g. Python, C++, Java, JavaScript) and frameworks/systems (e.g. AngularJS, Git)
Excellent communication skills.
Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude.
Educational Qualification

B.Sc Computer Science, Engineering or related fields.
Only applicants with First Class and Second Class Upper Division first degrees and those with HND Distinctions and HND Upper Credit polytechnic certificates may apply. Cognate experience in the subject discipline will be an added advantage.
Professional Certification:

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