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    TitleEPS-SG System Engineers - 3 positions
    Job code(17-13-085)
    Job posted on07/12/2017
    Contract typeAny
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    Solenix is specialized in the provision of high-quality software engineering, technical consulting and operations services in the aerospace domain. This vacancy note concerns an on-site consulting position at EUMETSAT in Darmstadt, Germany.

    EPS-SG System Engineers - 3 positions (17-13-085)


    Job Description

    We are looking for (3) EPS-SG System Engineers for our client EUMETSAT. The activities include overall system aspects involving the space segment (satellites) and the ground segment, consisting of the data acquisition systems, monitoring and control systems, data processing facilities and product dissemination facilities. The focus will be on Satellite and operational related aspects within the system. Your tasks and responsibilities will typically include the following:

    •Contribute to general system engineering activities:

    •Analysis and trade off activities

    •Preparation and maintenance of system technical specification.

    •Documentation of system design and justification

    •Ad hoc internal reviews

    •System level formal reviews.

    •Ground segment level activities as required

    •Support IV&V activities

    •Satellite M&C

    •Ensuring that operational aspects (from operations concept etc) are adequately reflected in the system technical specifications and design.

    •Provide input and support to the customisation of the Packet Utilisation Standard (PUS) specific to EPS-SG and documentation of the results.

    •Provide input and support to the customisation of other satellite related ECSS standards

    •Requirements maintenance

    •Maintain the system specification tree and baseline.

    •Analyse new versions of lower level technical documents for coherence with system and incorporation into system baseline.

    •Act as book captain for the System Requirements Document (SRD). Collating and analysing comments, proposed changes from internal and external reviews and making recommendations on new/updated requirements.

    •Maintain the traceability of system requirements to higher and lower level specifications (using DOORs).

    •ICD design and maintenance

    •Implementation of any changes to the system model identified in order to aid the interface documentation.

    •Coordination and definition of technical interfaces with the external partners and service providers

    •Organise/hold meetings and workshops with external and major internal interface partners to establish interface details/agreements

    •Generate and maintain the system Interface Control Documents (ICD).

    •Maintenance of the EPS-SG system level model using the Vitech CORE modelling tool.

    •Ensuring the model is up to date with any system level changes/evolution especially in the area of interfaces

    •Configuration control and documentation of the system model

    •Update of the model with respect to interfaces at system level

    •Co-ordination with the ground segment for model updates to ensure consistency between system/ground segment

    These activities will involve interactions with other EUMETSAT divisions. Travel within Europe, to the United States and possibly other parts of the world may have to be undertaken for certain tasks.


    Required Skills and Experience

    •University degree in the domain of engineering, science, or equivalent.

    At least 5 years of experience in the field of engineering of space and/or ground systems.

         •Experience of Satellite Monitoring and Control using ECSS PUS standards services.

         •Capability to prepare system requirements and design documents, and to perform system-level analyses for complex polar satellite systems.

         •Experience of requirements management using formal configuration control procedures/processes.

         •Experience of writing technical requirements (preferably to ECSS standards)

         •Experience of establishing and maintaining traceability between different levels of technical specifications.

         •Experience of interface management and definition.

         •Familiarity with mechanisms and tools for detailed interface definition.

         •Demonstrated capability to prepare and manage ICD.

         •Experience in system modelling

         •Experience of interface management and definition.


    Desirable Skills and Experience

    •Familiarity with the CORE design tool (from Vitech).

    •Familiarity with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

    •Experience with DOORs.


    Work Location

    Darmstadt, Germany


    Application Deadline: 24 January 2018
    Start of Work: February 2018

    Important Notes

    Before applying to this position, please read the page Notes to Applicants on the Solenix website under Career.
    Applicants must be EU citizens or have a valid work and residence permit in Germany.
    Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process.

    Job Application

    Please send your applications electronically to  before the application deadline 24 January 2018

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