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    Job Description
    TitleData Access Services Upgrade Engineer
    Job posted on22/09/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 3months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    Data Access Services Upgrade 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:

    As support to the MME upgrade team, the Key person shall work on the ground segment requirements analysis, services definitions, architectural design, requirements implementation and verification of the MME parts of future Ground Segments.

    The duties range from analysis and design to testing of the MME Archive/Retrieval and User services systems.

    The tasks will include:

    Requirements analysis of programme requirements (not related to the Ground Segments ITT requirements) against the MMEs;

    Generation of services definitions, compliance matrices, design justification, verification plans/test cases and procedures and verification control documents;

    Support to Analysis and evolution of current System Design to enhance the Data Access Services so as to meet programmes requirements;

    Definition and maintenance of MME Data Access Services related Interface Control Documents (ICDs);

    Preparation of test specifications for Verifying MME Data Access services;

    Support to Ground Segment reviews (excluding access to financial data and schedule margins);

    Support to Ground Segment Integration, Verification and Validation (IV&V) tests for the MME Data Access services.


    Your Profile:

    In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the Key person shall have a minimum of five years working experience in the analysis of user requirements, software requirements, scalable software architectures, software development, testing, operations and maintenance of Data Access systems.

    In addition, knowledge and experience of the following is mandatory:

    Engineering lifecycle aspect (e.g. requirements definition, design, development, integration, verification and validation);

    Service based approach for defining system specifications;

    Tool based requirements management (e.g. IBM DOORs);

    Definition and formalization of interfaces between complex systems;

    Portal technologies, web application server and web security concepts;

    Hierarchical Storage Management Systems and Architectures (i.e. SAM-FS/QFS);

    Storage Concepts and Archiving Technologies (NAS, SAN, Robotic Tape Libraries);

    Formalised Software Testing;

    Configuration Control;

    Database Experience (Schema design).

    Practical knowledge of as many as possible of the following will be an advantage:

    OGC Interoperability Standards such as CSW, WMS, WCS, WFS;

    XML, XML Schema and XSLT technologies ;

    Distributed applications, TCP/IP and Web services;

    CCSDS standards for data format representation;

    Tool based Software Architecture and Design (e.g. Enterprise Architect, UML 2.0/ SysML);

    Testing frameworks (e.g. JUnit, JMeter).

    The variety of the tasks and the scope of the systems to be supported require a high degree of autonomy and good analytical skills.

    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.


    REFERENCE: 16-213219

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 31st October 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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