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    Job Description
    TitleEPS-SG Operations Preparation for Databases and On Board Software in End-to-End Operations Engineer
    Job posted on22/01/2016
    LocationDarmstadt
    CountryGermany
    EducationBachelor
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    EPS-SG Operations Preparation for Databases and On Board Software in End-to-End Operations 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 activities for this consultancy will cover Operations Preparation for multi-satellite operations and coordination tasks focusing on on-board software (OBSW) tools and end-to-end procedures. The end-to-end OBSW responsibility will also encompass the coordination of the development of the satellite operation procedures. Furthermore the key person shall also be responsible for Metop-SG Databases delivered to our Client. This will include databases for both Mission Control Operation (MCO) and Payload Data Processing (PDAP) ground segment components.

    The tasks and responsibilities of the key person will typically include the following:

    • Responsible for OBSW end to end activity, in charge of the definition of the overall operational concept from the interface with industry up to the uplink of the new software images to the satellites.
    • Produce the OBSW Ops Guide and related operation procedures.
    • Responsible for the end to end operational concept to manage reference and characterization Databases being delivered to the Client. This also includes operational interfaces with industry.
    • Define for each type of Database its life cycle and configuration control for operation usage. This will also imply the definition of Operations Department (OPS) documentation, procedures and working practices.
    • In charge of the development of the Satellite Operational Database based on the Satellite Reference Database and OPIT inputs.
    • Manage the Operational Database against changes to successive Satellite Reference Databases deliveries.
    • Provide a single interface within OPIT for the Satellite and Instrument Characteristic Databases and support FDF and PDAP experts for their respective Databases.
    • Contribute to OICDs with external partners with respect to OBSW and Databases items.
    • Manage Ops Prep database editor tool and OBSW tool environments.
    • Support the setting up of the OPS Configuration Management (CM) tool to manage satellite and ground configuration control.
    • Coordinate the needs for operational configurations of the OBSW tools, procedures and Databases for a multi ground segment environments (OPE, VAL, ENG) and multi- satellites.
    • Support the MCO and PDAP ground segment development teams as Ops Prep representative with respect to OBSW and Databases interfaces and tools.

     

    Your Profile:

    In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the Key person shall have a demonstrated experience of at least three years in the field of spacecraft and ground segment operations with specific experience as follow:

    • Satellite operation preparation and routine operations phases;
    • OBSW maintenance expertise with good knowledge of Configuration Management (CM) processes for both ground images and on-board memory management;
    • Satellite Databases management in the frame of the operation preparation phase;
    • Experience on Operation Preparation tools such as procedure editor and databases management tools;
    • Familiarity with the definition of operational interfaces and interactions with industry or external partners.

    Furthermore, it would be a distinct advantage for the Key person to have experience with some of the following:

    • Knowledge of the ECSS E-70-41: Telemetry & Tele-command Packet Utilization standard;
    • Knowledge of the mission control systems SCOS and OBSM application;
    • Knowledge of the mission control systems SCOS MIB and SCOS MIB editors (e.g. DABYS);
    • Knowledge of SQL and database management tools;
    • Some programming and scripting skills would also be an asset.

    The candidate should be self-motivated and able to work in an organized and efficient manner with minimum supervision. Strong data analysis, processing and synthesis skills are essential and an ability to recognize opportunities for improvements in areas of work and implement appropriate solutions is highly desirable.

    The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore the key person must be able to work effectively in this language and have knowledge of the other. Good communication skills would be also an advantage.

     

    REFERENCE: 15-211598

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany

    CONTACT: recruit@moltek.net

    CLOSING DATE: 26th 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.

    Contact information
    CompanyMoltek Consultants Ltd
    Contact namePeter Clarke
    AddressThe Business Centre
    Green Road
    Horsmonden
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
    Emailrecruit@moltek.net
    Web Pagehttp://www.moltek.com/


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