We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Satellite Application Facilities Engineering Consultant
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 Satellite Application Facilities (SAF) Web Area encompasses a suite of web-based tools necessary to support SAF Network Management activities. Examples are the Web-based RID tool supporting the SAF Reviews and the tools enabling control of the SAF baseline. Such tools need to be kept up-to-date in line with progress of SAF developments.
The following Tasks shall be performed:
Using the Client’s Web-based RID Tool, support the preparation and conduction of all SAF Reviews, properly configuring the tool for each review, based on related organizational notes, and the generation of review reports. The contract shall also support the evolution of the used Web-based RID tool in line with evolving requirements as well as detected anomalies to be corrected.
Typically, up to 30-35 SAF Reviews are conducted every year, either by email exchange, with collocation meeting of the review board and the SAF project, or when via teleconference.
Update and refine the structure of the SAF Network Management Intranet and Extranet areas and update the related content in line with the evolving status of the SAF Network.
Maintain on the SAF Network Management Extranet the SAF Controlled Documentation Baseline at network level and for each SAF.
The continuous evolution of the SAF Network also requires systematic updates to the contents of related pages in addition to maintaining their coherence with the inter-linked external web sites (e.g. SAFs Leading Entities, relevant International Initiatives). This requires continuous cross-checks between Client’s SAF Web pages and external pages. In addition, using the Client Web Site framework, the consultant shall support the conception of appropriate Web Pages allowing the retrieval the SAF Baseline as identified in Task 2 above.
Ingestion of the related new documentation metadata into the supporting Database;
Update of the SAF System Architectural synthesis available through the Internet;
Configure the SAF FTP Server, used in conjunction with other WEB Tools. A dedicated FTP Server is available for the exchange of documentation between the SAFs and Client. This FTP server supports specific SAF reviews and also a dedicated documentation exchange during different phases of a SAF project.
In the context of the development of the new Client’s Satellite Systems, and in particular of MTG and EPS-SG, there is a need to ensuring proper interactions and cross- coordination between SAFs and the Client’s Programmes, as committed to provide products based on data from related satellites, and these programmes. Specific support tasks are therefore requested as follows.
Support the follow-on of the SAF Developments related to MTG and EPS- SG, including assessment of evolution of requirements, evolution of design and interfaces with respect to the baseline plans, providing synthesis elements to be made available via Internet/Extranet.
Support the supervision and assessment of SAF Verification and Validation activities for all new products/operational chains related to MTG and EPS- SG, in particular in terms of:
Support to Programme Reviews
The PRS Division supports the overall Review processes for the programmes in development, at system, ground segment and lower level as appropriate. For these review the Web-based RID tool is used and maintained/configured by PRS. In this context the Contractor shall perform the following tasks.
To support the configuration of the Web-based RID Tool in line with the organization notes for Programme reviews. Typically, this support will be relevant for up to 10 reviews per year.
To support the programme review secretariat during the conduction of reviews is so explicitly requested and agreed.
As a minimum, the consultant shall have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent, and a proven experience and skills as specified hereafter.
Technology Skills for the WEB activities (Mandatory)
Complementary Experience / Qualifications
Experience in one or more of the following will be considered as an advantage:
Personal skills and Working Language
The consultant shall have good personal communication skills (oral and writing) to interact with Client groups/staff responsible for content generation, and/or for providing requirements for new applications.
The working language for the position is English and therefore consultants must be able to work effectively in this language and have knowledge of French.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 12th April 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.