Are you an engineer?
or, a student on engineering?

I help you access the Space Sector of Satellite Navigation, the GNSS, which is full of opportunities, today

even if you are NOT an Aerospace engineer

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After talking to lots of young engineers everywhere in the World on different sectors ...

they usually say to me ...

  • I am lost due to the lack of information on job opportunities from growing sectors
  • I am desperate after sending tens of Curriculums to lots of companies with no answer
  • I am frustrated to see that I will not work as an engineer after my degree
  • I do not have confidence to add valuable into a company with my knowledge
  • I am tired of my sector and I look forward changing to other sector
  • I successfully finished aerospace engineering and I'd love to move and work abroad
  • I am already specialized on GNSS but there are not job opportunities in my country

During my 20 years of career working as a space engineer within the most recognized space companies in Europe and as a director of a start-up in France, I had the chance to interview many different worldwide engineers looking for hiring opportunities, but unfortunately, most of the time they are not hired.

WHY engineers ARE NOT hired?

The most common reason is « Specialization », their resume does not show any specific learning, training or internship in something closely related to the position or the sector they are applying for.

The Universities and engineering schools often propose specialization masters, but usually long, costly and still too global and too theoretical, not always fitting the real market needs ...

THERE IS A BETTER WAY to find a job

even if you are from countries outside Europe, such as India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Morocco, Indonesia, China, Korea, Japan, Tunisia, or other African Countries and South American countries ...

Would you like to know more ? keep reading ...

My Name is Eduardo Tapias, Director of the GNSS Academy

Take the Opportunity to access the Space Sector of the GNSS through Specialization

Even if you are not An Aerospace Engineer

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Who am I ?

I started as a young engineer pioneering the GNSS Sector in year 2000 working at the most recognized multinational companies in Europe on Space Engineering: GMV Defence & Space (Madrid) and Thales Alenia Space (Toulouse).

In 2004, I moved to France to work within the core of the system, within the algorithms and performance of both main European Navigation Programs: Galileo (the European GPS) and EGNOS (the European SBAS), which are both leaded by EC (European Commission), ESA (European Space Agency) and GSA (European GNSS Agency),

During the last years, as director and associate of a start-up in France, we had high raising rates as we became one of the main partners of the consortium led by Airbus Defence and Space on the development of the European SBAS program (EGNOS V3). During these years, one of our biggest challenges was to find qualified and experienced engineers on this market.

Today, as a passionate of GNSS engineering and teaching, thanks to training my teams during last years, I contribute and support the GNSS Market from its main asset: Engineers. That's why, I decided to build the E2C path between Engineers seeking new job opportunities and the reference Companies. With this mission in mind, the "GNSS Academy" is born.

The "GNSS Academy" has a clear goal: to ease engineers the access to the GNSS sector through strategic and technical programs of short-duration, low-cost, accessible anywhere, success-driven and fitting the real company's needs.

but, what is the GNSS Sector ? 

GNSS stands for Global Navigation Satellite Systems

GNSS involves companies, programs and projects aiming to build systems and technologies for the determination of the position and time thanks to the information transmitted from satellite signals.

Satellite Signals are provided all over the world by a variety of satellite positioning systems, including global and regional constellations as well as Augmentation Systems, such as :

  • Global systems: GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia), Galileo (Europe), BeiDou (China)
  • Regional systems: QZSS (Japan), IRNSS (India), and BeiDou regional (China)
  • Augmentation Systems (SBAS): WAAS (USA), EGNOS (Europe), MSAS (Japan), GAGAN (India), SDCM (Russia) and SNAS (China)

Engineers are required to work in companies of both sectors below:

Upstream Sector

The Upstream Sector embeds all those companies and institutions involved on the development of the global and regional systems which are in charge of broadcasting a reliable Signal-In-Space (SIS) through the conception, design, implementation and deployment of the two main segments: the space segment with a satellite constellation and the ground segment with a dedicated Earth stations network

Video Courtesy of GSA on the GSA Youtube channel

Downstream Sector

Downstream Sector embeds companies exploiting the broadcast Signal-In-Space (SIS) provided by the Upstream sector, such as receivers manufactures leading to provide a robust, reliable, and precise positioning and timing for the multiple applications in road, aviation, maritime, railway, space, farming, agriculture, mapping, unmanned vehicles, drones and all commercial location-based applications

Video Courtesy of GSA on the GSA Youtube channel

According to the latest GNSS Market Report 2019 published by GSA (European GNSS Agency):

Carlos Des Dorides

Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency

The global GNSS downstream market continues to grow rapidly and this year the global installed base of GNSS devices in use is forecast to reach almost 6.5 billion, while global GNSS downstream market revenues from both devices and services are set to reach an astonishing €150 billion. It is worth highlighting that out of 1.7 billion GNSS shipped units in 2019, more than 40% will be Galileo enabled, a remarkable and promising result for European GNSS programme.

"The growing demand for precise location information, in combination with the ongoing evolution of GNSS technology means that today’s GNSS market is bigger than ever.
GNSS has become an omnipresent technology"

The REASONS why to get this OPPORTUNITY

You'd love to...

  • BOOST your professional career with an outstanding resume
  • COLLABORATE on ESA international space programs, such as Galileo
  • INTEGRATE some recognized European big companies
  • DESIGN the algorithms of a Satellite Positioning System
  • DIVE inside the technology of the autonomous vehicles and drones
  • WORK on an international and multicultural environment
  • BECOME a recognized expert in the Space/GNSS market
  • TRAVEL around the World showing and selling your work
  • SPEAK fluent english (and other languages) spreading your professional network
  • HAVE considerable incomes and a comfortable life
  • CONTRIBUTE on making the Earth a more sustainable place through technology

Alberto and Zineb both followed a guided training program with Eduardo in order to join GNSS Sector.
None of them were Aerospace Engineers

Alberto is a mechanical engineer from UPM in Madrid, he thought he could not access to GNSS from his degree and now he is working on ESA and Airbus projects for the development of one of the two main European GNSS Programs: EGNOS V3.

Zineb from Morocco as a young graduated engineer from ENSEEIHT school joined GNSS sector after a successful completion of a 4 months project guided by Eduardo. She is now working as a validation engineer for ESA and Airbus projects

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What GNSS-reference people say about Eduardo on LinkedIN:

Didier Flament - EGNOS Program Manager at ESA

ESA - European Space Agency

Eduardo joined EGNOS System Performance team in 2004, belonging to the Navigation Engineering department at Thales Alenia Space that I was leading. He has high levels of energy, competence, creativity and passion, without forgetting the human qualities and high sense of team spirit, he showed during these years. I have had the great pleasure to see Eduardo coming back on the EGNOS program when we (ESA) and as ESA EGNOS program manager, have signed the EGNOS V3 program implementation contract with Airbus Industrial team including Abbia, beginning of 2018. His experience and know-how accumulated over all these years on GNSS System Engineering in general and on EGNOS performance and algorithm design are extremely valuable and his departure is de facto an issue for EGNOS V3. 

Jean Christophe Levy - Cryptosat Project Manager

Thales Alenia Space - France

Eduardo joined EGNOS System Performance in 2004. By that time he was, and thankfully still is a passionate person. As soon as he gets involved in something, he puts all his energy, competence, creativity and passion into it. Eduardo is an extremely focused person who pays great attention to the meaning of his job. His past experience speaks for him; he has met several challenges with great success such as leaving Spain for France, quitting GMV for Thales, discarding the comfort of a big company for the challenge of a start-up. Each time he has proved to be both technically and humanely extremely valuable. I do strongly wish that we will someday have the opportunity to work again together. In the meantime, I do wish you all the best for you Toronto experience, and I have no doubt that this will be another success story.

Carlos Lopez - EGNOS System Performances Manager at ESA

ESA - European Space Agency

Eduardo is one of those rare talented professionals who has the will to arrive to a win-win situation between customer/client. He has always had an active attitude, proposing new requirements and challenging the customer's ones so to understand their underneath need. I consider this as a very valuable attitude that helps to define a good-quality end product. He has a very strong background on GNSS, both for algorithm and system level. I look forward to meeting him again in a future project.

Eric. Robert - Chief technical Officer on GNSS Programs

Airbus Defence & Space - France

Eduardo worked with me for many years on the european GNSS projects Galileo and Egnos Beyond excellent technical skills and GNSS knowledge, his transnational culture and his natural ability to cooperate and exchange with teams have allowed him to become a pilar of the projects taking responsabilies and leadership when necessary.

Franck Haddad - EGNOS Project Design Authority

Thales Alenia Space

Eduardo is a great talent in GNSS world with its strong contribution to European major projects in the domain: Galileo and EGNOS. GNSS academy will be a real opportunity for engineers to enter GNSS world thanks to a coach like you. Companies will take clear benefits from such new trained talents.

Philippe Lemeu - Galileo Consortium Manager at Thales Alenia Space

Thales Alenia Space

As Galileo consortium manager and EGNOS programme director in Thales Alenia Space, I had the opportunity during many years to work with Eduardo. Eduardo has a very strong knowledge in Navigation by satellite domain as well as a strong network with all major navigation actors like ESA, ESSP, GSA, industry ....
He is engaged, accountable and able to think out of the box. Last but not least, his soft skills are outstanding with a good communication skill and a real active listening skill. He is also able to explain hard concepts using simple words.
He is for me a good example of what all the engineers should be and it was a real pleasure to work with him.

Xavier Berenguer - Technical Manager of African SBAS GNSS program

Thales Alenia Space - France

Eduardo worked for me as part of my team in charge of the EGNOS system navigation performances for roughly 10 years, and with the time he became a technical reference in the domain. Beyond his good technical skills in applied mathematics, he also has strong analysis capacity and pragmatism allowing to quickly find simple solutions to the daily problematics within EGNOS program. With this strong technical background, he knew how to enlarge his competencies field to the customer relationship by taking more responsibility and visibility in the project reviews. His sense of relationships together with a true interest to understand and satisfy the clients allowing him to gain the confidence of the European Space Agency (ESA) within EGNOS program, and thus to actively contribute to the program success. After he left to work as a technical director of a start-up for GNSS, enlarging his skills to team management, we were happy to continue working together on new projects. 

Franck Bourgeolet - System Engineering Manager

It is my great pleasure to recommend Eduardo Tapias as a genuine GNSS expert. I encourage companies from the GNSS sector to team work with him. I do recommend engineers who want to discover or to dig deeper into this domain to participate to his GNSS academy. I have worked in the space sector for nearly 25 years participating to Telecom, Observation and Navigation large systems. I had the chance to work with Eduardo when I was GMS (Galileo Mission Segment) Engineering Manager from 2013 to 2016. Eduardo was part of Thales Alenia Space Performance team. He was in charge of work packages related to Galileo performance assessment. Eduardo is a high GNSS profile. In addition to these hard skills, he is kind, open-minded and keen to share his knowledge. It was a pleasure to work with him. I am sure that you will enjoy a collaboration with Eduardo Tapias. Yours sincerely Franck Bourgeolet

What engineers trained by Eduardo say about him

Myriam Foucras - R&D Engineer on Satellite Signals Processing

CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientific)

Eduardo is a recognized technical expert in the field and has a big network, so it is a chance to be able to benefit from his knowledge and share his enthusiasm and passion

It's a great idea Eduardo, congratulations! This is an innovative concept that answers a real need! We observe that the passage between students and engineers is often complicated: apprehension, misunderstanding, inadequacy, etc. This can be explained by a lack of communication between academy and industry, and it is necessary to better understand each other's expectations and needs. The "GNSS academy" plays the role of facilitator and gives confidence to the two future collaborators. For a young graduate, training by an expert in the field can only be a great springboard. For a company, hiring an engineer who knows the field, its context and who will be efficient. It is beneficial for everyone. The GNSS sector is very powerful, in France, Europe, the United States, all over the world, so it's clearly a sector where there are and where there will be a lot of opportunities 

Fayaz Bacard. - GNSS Software Manager

ABBIA GNSS Technologies

Eduardo was my boss at ABBIA as the technical director of the company. I appreciated so much his work as a manager. During all these years, he made the company to significantly grow reaching the leadership as a reference company on the GNSS Tools development for performances qualification as part of European SBAS program EGNOS V3 within the Consortium led by Airbus Defence and Space. He always showed a proactive attitude and a good understanding of the clients needs by trying to find the best tailored solutions. Eduardo helped me do things that I thought were technically Impossible. All team and myself really learned a lot thanks to Eduardo’s training to become experts on GNSS Sector. Eduardo always pushed the team to deliver On time a On Quality Software Product to our main customers. Now, he’s gone from the company, and I strongly recommend him as a team leader to build GNSS Software systems

Zineb El fathi - Test and Validation Engineer

ABBIA GNSS Technologies

Eduardo is one of the best people I have ever worked with. He have great skills and profound expertise of GNSS systems. I first met Eduardo in 2017, he was my internship supervisor. His ability to communicate effectively his knowledge helped me to succeed in my internship at ABBIA GNSS Technologies. He had the vision to see the benefits and the passion to turn that into measurable results. A year after, I joined the company and Eduardo became my CTO. He showed a high level of leadership and was a valuable contributor to the PEACE project. He is a reliable person and I will always hold him in the highest esteem.

Alberto T. - GNSS Engineer

ABBIA GNSS Technologies

As a young engineer, today I can say that I succeed to work on a very attractive engineering sector with lots of opportunities, such GNSS, thanks to Eduardo.

Eduardo has a strong technical background and also didactical skills to show his passion and knowledge allowing to face my daily challenges. He was my boss and trained all the team in order to add value on the projects and to make us to become experts on the sector.

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if you’re about to finish your degree, there is not better time than now to explore job opportunities.

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Space Market and Satellite Navigation Sector is not only reserved for Aerospace Engineers but for those engineers or mathematicians or physicians with some background on maths and physics.

Telecommunications, Electronics, Industrial, IT are very welcome to this sector.

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