We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
LEO Configuration Management 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 Key Person will be integrated within the Information Management and Configuration Management Competence Area of the Process Assurance and Management Support Division (PRS). The general tasks of the Key Person will be to provide support to the LEO Configuration Manager, in particular for the EPS-SG Ground Segment development and will work closely with the Ground Segment Teams.
Tasks of the Key Person will include:
Managing the documentation under configuration control according to the agreed procedures and supporting the release of relevant configuration lists/reports;
Act as secretary of Configuration Control Board meetings, prepare and convene the meetings, analyse the proposed engineering changes, prepare the relevant Minutes of Meeting, and notify the external entities as necessary;
Follow up the change process with the related action items, to ensure timely information availability on the status of changes;
Track versions of hardware and software items and documentation according to the evolution of the configured items;
Verify the hardware and software configuration status by performing configuration audits;
Maintain up to date the configuration management database(s);
Support the drafting, review and update of the Product & Documentation Trees, generate and maintain the Configuration Item lists;
Support the drafting, reviews and update of the Configuration Management Plans and related Working Practice and Procedures;
Support the definition and maintenance of Baselines at Programme, System and Ground Segment Levels;
Issue Configuration Status Accounting Reports for the configuration items under direct Client responsibility;
Support the definition of Configuration Management Requirements;
Support technical reviews for Configuration Management aspects;
Coordinate with suppliers’ onsite CM responsible the onsite configuration management aspects.
Support the CM manager during audits at suppliers’ premises on CM-related aspects
Support Design Reviews, coordinating the distribution of the data-package to the reviewers, in co-ordination with the Information Management function.
Contribute to the advertisement and continuous improvements of applicable Client CM processes, procedures, guidelines.
Document and perform validation testing on new Generic Dimensions Framework (the Client corporate CM tool) releases.
Contribute to the provision of ‘S.M.A.R.T.’ requirements for CM Tool enhancements;
Attend the regular coordination PRS CM meetings, report on the progress of assigned actions, raise issues requiring management attention, and exchange with other PRS CM members on respective experiences and best solutions to address common issues
In the performance of these tasks, the Key Person shall comply with Client policies, working practices and procedures.
The set of applicable documents to be applied during the execution of the work will be made available to the Key Person at start of the duties
In addition to a University degree in computer science or engineering, the Key Person shall have a demonstrated experience of at least 5 years conducting and implementing Configuration Management of large scale, software-centred systems in an operational environment, preferably for high-availability (24h/day) systems like e.g. processing/production chains, data centres or satellite systems.
Experience in Quality Assurance, space system project control and/or process modelling of large-scale systems with a very good understanding of project development life cycle methodologies would be considered, providing that adequate knowledge and involvement in Configuration Management activities is also demonstrated.
Following skills are mandatory:
Proven significant knowledge and experience in specifying, reviewing and implementing Configuration Management plans, processes and working practices, or at least extensive experience in providing management support to programmes or projects in development;
Significant experience in project development methodologies, and in particular in configuration management including the definition or review of upstream source code configuration management requirements, control of configuration evolutions of systems (software, hardware, databases, satellite and ground system procedures, documents, media, COTS software and COTS Licences), up to the testing and deployment of new releases on configuration controlled environments;
Extensive knowledge and experience with configuration management tools (e.g. Serena Dimensions CM, Jira or Clearcase) or business process management tools (electronic workflows);
Experience of software development on a medium or large size project;
Extensive knowledge and experience with process modelling tools and techniques.
Extensive knowledge and experience of a Configuration Management, Quality Assurance or Project Management standard (e.g. ISO, ANSI, ECSS, CMMI);
Proven experience in planning, developing and implementing training sessions and/or coaching sessions to users and stakeholders.
The Key Person is also required to have:
The experience and capability to fulfil the assigned tasks with the minimum of supervision;
Very good team working skills and strong action achievement orientation;
Demonstrated very good communication skills both in writing and speaking;
Be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and disciplined manner, in particular when applying, supporting and advertising Client processes and working practices;
Have demonstrated very good skills in documenting all his/her artefacts;
Be able to work calmly under stress.
The following will be considered as an advantage:
Experience acquired in the frame of European or International space projects;
Administration of a configuration management or business process management tool;
SQL programming on Oracle or Sybase, and scripting languages such as perl, python or vb.net;
M.A.R.T requirements, software testing methodology and tools.
Finally the Key Person shall have a high command of English both in writing and speaking; knowledge of French would be considered an advantage.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 19th August 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.