We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Data Processing and Applications Systems Engineer
You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.
Your Tasks Include:
The Consultant will provide engineering support to the MTG Ground Segment / Data processing team in the frame of the MTG Programme.
The Consultant will support activities related to initially Phase C/D followed by phase E of the MTG Programme in the area of data processing engineering. In this context attention is drawn to the mandatory nature of the programme.
In detail, support will be provided for the following tasks:
Support the procurement of data processing elements by advising on technical solutions proposed by the contractor and by reviewing documentation to confirm its compliance with the requirements;
Support management of the requirements baseline for data processing elements;
Support refinement of ICDs;
Support testing, integration and acceptance of data processing elements;
Participation in formal reviews and technical meetings.
In addition, there will be regular involvement in the following tasks requiring interaction and coordination with other teams at System and Ground Segment level:
Review of System, Space Segment and Ground Segment documentation dealing with requirements, concepts, algorithms and technical analyses of relevance for data processing, including review of instrument data processing algorithms and calibration concepts defined by the Space Segment with emphasis on their implications on Ground Segment data processing concepts, interfaces and architecture;
Participation in formal reviews and technical meetings at System and Ground Segment level;
Review of documentation dealing with technical evolutions of our Client’s infrastructure.
The performance of these tasks shall comply with the Client organizational and divisional rules, management standards and working practices. The set of applicable rules and working practices will be made available at start of the duties.
Mandatory Attributes, Skills and Experience
In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent, including experience) in the engineering, physics, or software (or similar) domains the key person shall have the following mandatory attributes, skills, and experience:
Relevant experience in preparation of requirements, design, interfaces and testing documentation for data processing systems considering the systems engineering aspects of data processing management and data provision (experience of data processing for high data rate missions and/or Earth Observation missions is an asset but is not mandatory);
Relevant experience in monitoring and implementation of designs against requirement baselines and IV&V, including testing and formal acceptance;
The ability to maintain a system overview is essential. This ability shall be exercised within a multi-disciplinary context in cooperation with other teams, covering several different data processing levels and instruments;
Ability to learn and develop the needed skills and knowledge to contribute to the development of MTG. This includes the ability to rapidly absorb, and make use of, information presented in written and oral communications in a dynamic context;
Systematic approach to work, including the ability to plan the work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks;
Ability to write accurate and consistent technical documentation.
The working language for the position is English and therefore the person must be able to work effectively in this language.
Desirable Skills and Experience
Previous experience and knowledge in any of the following areas will be considered an additional asset:
Relevant experience with Level 1 or Level 2 processing software for Earth Observation missions, either for operations and maintenance or specification and development;
Knowledge of the IBM DOORS tool or an equivalent for requirements management;
Knowledge of task relevant ECSS and CCSDS standards.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 22nd February 2016
MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.