Project management

The people in the COMPAS group are systems engineers and project managers, whose goal is to ensure that our technical projects are well managed and deliver high-quality results. This aim is captured in our mission statement: "Helping projects succeed in an environment based on trust and transparency."

COMPAS systems engineers support the work of the project engineers by providing a structured framework for instrument development. They define the desired system characteristics and functionality and create the technical development plan and the testing programs.

The COMPAS project managers are dedicated to making each project a success by delivering the promised added value to the organisation. They interact with the engineers on a regular basis, connecting the various disciplines and keeping the overview on progress and budgets while ensuring efficient communication within the project team.

COMPAS strives for a professional project organisation where the engineers can focus on the technical challenges. We achieve this by continuously developing ourselves and improving our approaches to systems engineering and project management.

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Upcoming vacancies

Systems Engineer

We are continuously developing new, cutting-edge instruments for radio astronomy and are working on major upgrades of our current telescopes. As a Systems Engineer, you will oversee the instrument development process.

SDC Software Engineer

For our ongoing Science Data Centre (SDC) development, we are seeking a software engineer to strengthen Team Rainbow, one of our highly esteemed scrum teams. At the SDC, we strive to maximize the scientific impact of our world-leading instrumentation portfolio.

LOFAR Software Engineer

For the continuous development of our LOFAR telescope, we are looking for a software engineer to strengthen one of our SCRUM teams.

Bell Burnell Fellow

Bell Burnell Fellow will represent and reflect all of ASTRON’s foundational values as it continues its 75 year leadership in radio astronomy discovery and innovation. The fellowship provides an outstanding opportunity for a scientist to pursue innovative research and development in an institute that spans the entire spectrum of radio astronomy expertise – from development, to operation, to science frontiers. 

Word from a staff member
Marco Drost
Head Operations & Maintenance
The choice to work at ASTRON was one I could make immediate. I wanted to enjoy working in a high tech environment, but also have the opportunity to keep developing myself. The beautiful surroundings in which ASTRON is located, the Dwingelderveld, made my decision very easy.
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