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    Job Description
    TitleMTG Ground Segment Integration, Verification and Validation Consultant
    Job posted on22/04/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    MTG Ground Segment Integration, Verification and Validation 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 consultant shall provide expert technical support in the MTG IV&V activities, mainly to the MTG GS AIV Manager and within the MTG GS Team.

    The tasks to be performed by the consultant include:

    1. Maintain the GS IV&V plans, schedules and verification control documents;
    2. Support the generation, maintenance, review of test specifications and procedures;
    3. Support the identification and development, or procurement, of test tools, and generation of required test data;
    4. Support the preparation, execution, assessment, documentation of tests, including the reporting at relevant test readiness and test review board meetings;
    5. Perform investigations into anomalies and their documentation in anomaly reports, supporting anomaly review board meetings;
    6. Liaise with facility, MME and system teams for the resolution of relevant issues at facility, GS or system level, and the coordination of IV&V activities across levels;
    7. Support the facilities procurement and their reviews in the area of IV&V;
    8. Perform analysis and assessments of technical issues relevant to the GS IV&V activities;
    9. Support the conduct of GS reviews;
    10. Support the Technical Officer of the MTG IV&V Support Service in the definition and coordination of the activities to be provided by the service;
    11. Deputize the MTG GS AIV Manager if so requested in his absence.

    All tasks shall be performed in accordance with the Client’s Quality System and any complementary procedures at Divisional or Programme level for configuration and documentation management.

    The tasks and the relevant time frames will be assigned to the Consultant through the release of work-packages.


    Your Profile:

    The Consultant shall have a university degree (or equivalent) in an engineering or scientific discipline and at least 5 years of experience in the development of satellite monitoring and control systems, and/or payload data processing.

    He/she shall combine a solid knowledge and expertise in the following areas:

    • Specification and design of space missions ground segments, their interfaces and data-flows;
    • Development lifecycles;
    • Approaches and techniques for integration, verification and validation.

    Technical expertise will have been acquired in relevant technologies and tools, preferably from the following set:

    • Operating systems: UNIX/Linux
    • Networking: Internet protocols, TCP/IP programming, network monitoring
    • Automated software testing
    • Requirements and verification management: DOORS Meteorological data formats: HDF5, NetCDF, JPEG2000
    • Programming languages: C/C++, Java, Javascript, XML, Perl, Tcl/Tk
    • Software development environments: Eclipse
    • Relational databases: MySQL, Oracle

    The consultant shall have good communication and other interpersonal skills allowing him/her to work in a multi disciplinary and multi cultural team. He/she shall have a good command of the English language, spoken and written.

    The variety of the tasks and systems to be addressed require good organisational and analytical skills, and a high degree of autonomy.


    REFERENCE: 16-212235

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 13th May 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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