We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Monitoring Applications Software 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 key person will provide his/her prime support to the Mission Control Applications and Tools Team and he/she will support:
Maintenance of the Client’s Copernicus/Sentinel-3 Mission Control Applications and MME-Mon tools instantiation for Sentinel-3
Requirements specification, design, development implementation, integration and verification of extensions – including future obsolesces re-engineering - of Sentinel-3 mission control applications and tools and MME.
Support to users in investigation and/or handling in the operational usage of the Sentinel-3 mission control applications and tools and MME.
Provide MCAT with strong software technologies expertise in the area of web applications.
The tasks of the key person will typically include:
Maintenance and Evolution Activities
Preventive and corrective maintenance: including the investigation and correction (or following the corrections implemented by external contractors) of anomalies in the software facilities and verification testing of the fixes.
Engineering activities: analysis of the porting of some subsystems to state-of-the-art technologies, trade-off studies of various technologies, software design of the technical solutions as following the procurement of the changes with external contractors and verification testing of the changes.
Maintenance of test plan and test procedures: generation and updates of maintenance test plan and related test procedures at software level and at level.
Support and development of the verification infrastructure: development and/or procurement of scripts / tools to perform installation checks, non-regression, functional and performance testing. Analysis and implementation of mechanisms or tools allowing the automatic or semi-automatic verification testing of the application software.
Coordination of the production of new software releases or patches, delivery acceptance and installation on-site. This activity includes the technical coordination of the production by an external contractor of new releases or patches of the application software, liaison with the Client’s operational users, participation in technical reviews, participation in factory (at contractor premises) acceptance testing campaigns and coordination of the installation of the releases or patches on-site.
Execution and coordination of software verification and non-regression testing campaigns. This activity includes preparation of test data, running the test procedures on the target system, generation of test reports, analysis of results and troubleshooting of problems.
Documentation: generation and updates of technical documents.
Technical Assessment and Review: acting as technical experts he/she will support the coordination, assessment and review process for engineering artefacts and technical documentation produced in the scope of maintenance activities.
Software support: software support to the end-users of the application software.
Ensure – if specifically required - operations continuity during critical periods by provision of on-call services and software support to operations.
In addition to having a University degree in a relevant engineering discipline, the key person shall demonstrate significant knowledge and experience in the area of software applications requirements definition, design, implementation, verification and maintenance. The key person shall have skills and experience in the following mandatory areas:
Software Engineering & Maintenance Skills
Experience (minimum 5 years) in the full cycle of development and maintenance of software application following formal software engineering processes;
Experience (minimum 5 years) definition of software requirements, architectural design, implementation and maintenance of 24/7 applications based on java technologies within web based deployment;
Experience (minimum 3 years) in IV&V (integration, verification and validation) activities following formal engineering processes. This includes requirement verification, system and subsystem integration, generation of test plan and test procedures, non-regression testing, generation of test data, generation of test tools, running the test procedures on the target system, generation of test reports and anomaly tracking.
Software Technologies Skills
Experience (minimum 3 years) in designing and implementing back-end software applications using Servlet containers (e.g. Tomcat, JBoss) and Java programming languages for UNIX/Linux operating systems;
Experience (minimum 2 years) in designing and implementing applications based on Messaging Oriented Middleware and using ActiveMQ and/or ZeroMQ as message brokers;
Experience (minimum 3 years) in designing and developing software applications using interfaces to relational database management systems (RDBMS) and experience with data model design for RDBMS.
It would be a distinct advantage for the key person to have knowledge and/or experience with some of the following:
Maintenance Technical Management Skills
Experience in being the technical point of contact for contractors working at off-site premises and responsible for application software evolution and maintenance
Software Technology Skills
Experience in using Unified Modelling Language (UML) for software design.
XML processing: schema design, validation, parser libraries, transformation (XSLT) and XPath.
Experience using tools for the automation of software testing.
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.
The key person shall also be assessed for the following skills and qualities:
Working proactively without supervision in an individual or team environment.
Conducting activities in an orderly and disciplined manner, working calmly and correctly under stress.
Working in teams and sharing expertise and experience with other team members.
Able to commit to the plan and deliver the expected results on time or to report proactively if any deviations are foreseen.
Take ownership of problems through to effective resolution.
Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills and be confident to deal with a wide variety of people.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 26th 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.