Job Overview

Sigma Aviation Services is currently looking for an experienced Radar Signal Processing (FPGA) Specialist to join our client for a position based in Belgium. The Radar Signal Processing Specialist will take a leading role in the operational and technical design, development and verification of the company surveillance sensors with a key role in the further development of the MLAT Remote Units.

The Signal Processing Specialist is responsible for the design, development and testing of the sensors & antenna’s as well as designated surveillance solutions for airfield systems. She/he has a good understanding of radar theory and signal processing as well as A-SMGCS systems.


  • Contribute to and lead the decision-making process associated with the design of the new sensors, antenna’s and functions.
  • Get ownership of, test, verify and validate signal processing algorithms and radar-based sensors.
  • Apply advanced mathematical techniques for data processing, digital signal processing, signals analysis, system modelling
  • Develop system, algorithm and software verification test plans and perform test data collection, data processing and analysis.
  • Conduct research and development in RF system concepts and technologies.
  • Develop and demonstrate advanced sensor system concepts incorporating emerging technologies in autonomy.
  • Collaborate with System Engineering and Product Management to assess product details and contribute to planning, roadmap building, integration plans.
  • Participate in the experimental prototype system testing, data analysis and validation Define FPGA software requirements and produce all related design documentation and in accordance with company quality standards.
  • Certify the system against CE requirements and international ICAO and Eurocae standards.


  • 5+ years of relevant, hands-on experience;
  • Master Degree in Software Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or Aeronautical Engineering;

Background and practical skills:

5G background is interesting

  • 5+ years of hands on experience with radar waveform design and signal processing
  • 5+ years of hands on experience with system design tools, e.g., Matlab, Python and C/C++
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams in an international environment
  • Familiarity with ATC surveillance and A-SMGCS concept.
  • Previous work or research experience in radar systems, MLAT knowledge is an advantage
  • Experience with integration, testing and commissioning of complex systems and system of systems (especially ATC systems)
  • Practical and good understanding of System Integration & interfacing
  • Experience in TOA estimation, multipath identification/correction, “de-garbling” of SSR signals is an advantage
  • Familiar with Eurocae standards and requirements
  • Matlab, Python or Perl programming experience
  • FPGA programming, experienced programmer.
  • User experience of Windows, Linux (Clients & Servers)
  • Knowledge of communication/radio frequency /data link technologies used for surveillance and data communication.
  • Strong proficiency in Signal processing, FPGA programming, SW development and System Design.

Candidates must have the right to work and live in Belgium. This is a full-time role with flexible hour system, partly remote and 10% travel.

If you wish to apply or to know more details, please send your CV to Roxana Duta at rduta@sigmaaviationservices.com or call +353879813977.

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