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    TitleJunior Ground Segment Engineer
    Job posted on25/02/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by

    Junior Ground Segment 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 Ground Segment System Engineer (GSE) shall support the Sentinel-3 Operations with respect to our Client's S-3 Ground Segment maintenance and necessary evolutions, including the necessary coordination with the other S-3 Ground Segments centres and Core Ground Stations at architectural and system engineering level and also for the related functions and interfaces with the Client’s Multi-Mission Elements (MMEs).

    In addition, the Ground Segment Engineer shall provide support to the AIV activities during the integration of the S-3 ground Segment and shall co-ordinate the verification of the new systems and their interfaces into the Client's Sentinel-3 ground segment.

    The Key Person's duties will include a range of tasks, including among others:

    • Preparing and providing support to the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the S-3 Ground Segment.
    • Analysis and ground segment level testing of the facilities.
    • Handling of the anomalies raised during the operation of the system
    • Design of upgrades and configuration of changes for these facilities (at overall ground segment level).

    The Key Person(s) will be the focal point when it comes to integrating the individual Facilities into a ground segment system, covering all aspects of system integration and testing, including the Client’s Multi-Mission Elements.

    Tasks under the responsibility of the Ground Segment System Engineer will also consist of the maintenance of an up-to-date set of Design and Interface Control Documents for the operational systems, performing technical analysis of system architecture and specification for evolutions or major upgrades of the S-3 Ground Segment. In support to operations, the Key Person may also be required to provide on call support as part of a team of maintenance engineers, especially for the S-3 commissioning and initial operations phases.


    Your Profile:

    The consultant should have the following background:

    • At least 3 years experience in the area of System Engineering for the development (or major upgrades) of Ground Segments of Earth Observation missions, or main components of them, based on large-scale software systems.
    • It is requested that the candidates have experience in supporting the operations and maintenance of operational Ground Segments (or main components of them), as well as in the engineering evolutions of such components, with its test data and test tools, preferably in the area of 24/7 operational remote sensing satellites.
    • Knowledge and experience is required in software development lifecycles, system testing for EO systems and the Ground System engineering processes and standards i.e. ECSS.

    And the following specific technical skills and experience:

    • Definition, management and traceability of requirements structure with the support of dedicated tools (e.g. DOORS);
    • Experience in Data Processing Ground Segments which are designed and developed taking advantage by the re-use of existing generic infrastructure and functional elements;
    • System and Interfaces Engineering experience, in the frame of the development of new ground systems or major upgrades, for operational missions.
    • Experience in Integration, Verification and Validation of Data Processing Ground Segments and/or its major components.
    • Good knowledge of at least 2 of the following and an overview of the others:
      • Networking & Communications
      • Monitoring and control of ground systems
      • Near Real-Time Data Processing
      • Data dissemination and archiving

    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: CFO-017-802785

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 25th March 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
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
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