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Date added: 15 August 2018

Organisation: ESA

Location: ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Description:

Software & Operations Engineer in the Flight Software Systems Section, Software Systems Division, Systems Department, Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.

The postholder will be assigned as integrated support in the function of Software and Operations Engineer reporting to the Spacecraft Engineering Manager of the Euclid Project within the Science Directorate.

Euclid is the second medium size mission of the Cosmic Vision Science Programme of the Agency and is devoted to map the dark Universe through the combination of imaging and spectroscopic galaxy surveys.

This includes responsibility for all on-board software for both platform and instruments, as well as the development of the ground segment software.

Training and familiarisation with the parent Department's mandate, processes and procedures will be provided at the start of this assignment.

Duties

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supervising the specification, design, procurement and development of all software on-board the spacecraft.
  • Monitoring, in coordination with the Payload & Mission Manager, the development of the instrument software to ensure adherence to programmatic commitments, quality and compatibility with the rest of the space segment.
  • Coordination and supervision of the mission and science operations centres development, including early operations definitions.
  • Monitoring, in coordination with the Payload & Mission Manager, the development of the instrument consortum science ground segment to ensure adherence to programmatic commitments, quality and compatibility with the rest of the ground segment.
  • Supervising the relevant procurements throughout their lifetime, with participation in relevant ITTs and reviews.
  • Ensuring, in cooperation with the Euclid Project team, all on-board software compliance with technical and performance requirements and overall mission requirements.
  • Monitoring the relevant procurement's schedule and risks as well as the maintenance of the relevant up-to-date technical budgets.
  • Supporting the in-orbit commissioning of subsystems under his responsibility.
  • Participating in other Project and Project Department tasks benefitting from the postholder's experience.

Technology:

  • Participating in periodic meetings with the parent Division and contributing to the transfer of technical knowledge and lessons learned across the Agency.
  • Contribute to the identification of relevant research topics in the field of competence for the parent Division.

Education

Applicants should have a Master's degree or equivalent qualification in computer science and/or electrical engineering.

Additional requirements

  • extensive knowledge of modern software engineering and practical expeirence in spacecaft sofware engineering.
  • Ability to manage several activities and keep system engineering control of the entire spacecraft software ecosystem
  • Experience with space engineering standards including telecommand and telemetry services and their implementation, temwork skills, including contiruting to team efficiency/effectiveness.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, to deal with day-to-day operational challenges.

The closing date for applications is 30 August 2018.

Learn more about the role and how to apply.


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