Federal Defence Space Administration (DSA) recruitment, 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

  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Title: Computer Programmer
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 Title: Earth Observation Officer
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 Title: Systems Engineer
Location: 
Nigeria

Job Description

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prepare and draft ICT operational, technical, hardware requirements and specifications
  • Update and maintain the ICT equipment inventory.

Job Requirements

  • B.Sc in Computer Science/ B,Eng Elect/Elect/ Physics or Equivalent.
  • Certification in MSCE
  • Maximum age: 26- 30 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 Title: Satellite Systems Engineer
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 Title: Radio Navigation Engineer
Location: 
Nigeria

Job Description

  • 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.
  • 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.

Job Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 Title: Software Engineer – Navigation
Location:
 Nigeria

Job Description

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • COAN/   NCS

 

 


How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Procedure

  • Click the Register Button on the top right corner of the page to register (without registration you cant see the position).
  • Applicants are required to have the following available for registration:
    • Passport-sized photograph
    • CV in pdf or word format (Not more than 2 pages and 600kb)
  • To complete the registration, make sure you fill the registration form.
  • After registration, you will be required to activate your account by clicking on the link sent to your email
  • Login with your email and password.
  • Carefully read the job descripion and requirements then click the apply button for your preffered position.
  • Provide correct information for all fields, upload your passport photograph and CV then click the submit button.
  • An email would be sent to you confirming the success of your submission.
  • Any developments in respect to your application would be communicated to you.

 

Application Deadline 9th May, 2018.

 

Note

  • Application for all vacancies is free. Under no circumstance will you be required to pay any sum of money or disclose your account information to any person. The only platform for registration is through dsaportal.gov.ng DSA will not be held responsible for any information provided to other websites.
  • The maximum age for first degree or HND and MSc applicants is 28 and 32 years respectively.
  • All applicants are expected to apply for ONLY ONE position.
  • Only applications in respect of the advertised positions would be considered.
  • Only Shortlisted applicants would be contacted for aptitude test and interview

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