We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Ground Segment System 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.
As support to the Ground Segment System Engineering Team, the Key person shall contribute to maintain the overall system design documentation of the operational systems.
When evolutions of the systems are proposed and implemented, the Key person shall analyse them and verify the system and interfaces coherence.
In the role of support to the maintenance and evolution activities of the operational programmes, the tasks of the Key person shall include:
Co-ordinate the maintenance, for all the operational ground systems, of a complete and consistent set of System Technical Documentation.
Perform technical analysis of system architecture and specification evolutions or major upgrades of the operational ground systems, for interfaces coherence and compatibility check with other ongoing developments;
Define the IV&V testing approach for major evolutions of the operational ground systems and contribute to the co-ordination of the installation, integration and verification of new systems into the Operational infrastructure;
Contribute to the various OPS & TSS Projects and associated reviews, as required, providing System Engineering support during the design phase and contribute actively to the definition of the IV&V activities;
Perform analysis, investigations and resolution of system level anomalies.
Support the SEP System Engineer on all related activities as requested;
Support the OPS regular coordination processes, including CRBs and ARBs, as requested.
In the role of support to the development of new GEO and LEO programmes, the tasks of the Key person shall include:
Participate to the definition of the system architecture and interfaces between the multi-mission elements and the programme specific elements of the ground system;
In coordination with the system and interface engineers of the future ground segment, ensure that the definition and documentation of new interfaces are compatible with the methodology used in Operations; this includes the use of common templates for Interface Control Document and the use of the same tool for maintaining the interfaces data dictionary;
Provide support to the definition of the IV&V approach for the future ground systems;
Promote the implementation of the TSS working practices regarding system maintainability and evolutions.
In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the Key person shall have at least three years experience in the following areas:
Development and maintenance of complex operational ground systems, preferably for remote sensing spacecraft with large re-use of existing generic infrastructure and functional elements;
System and Interfaces Engineering / AIT experience for the development of major upgrades / new ground systems in a 24/7 operational environment;
Interfaces requirements definition, engineering and test, including the generation and maintenance of Interface Control Documents, with support of tools
In addition, for the accomplishment of the listed tasks, proven knowledge and experience in the following of at least two of the following areas:
Satellite monitoring and control systems
It would be a distinct advantage for the key person to have knowledge and/or experience with some of the following:
Full development cycle of large systems, from the definition of requirements to system design and testing;
System requirements management and functional/architectural modelling, with support of tools (e.g. DOORS)
System architectural design; experience in the use of modelling and design tools in support of it will be considered an advantage (e.g. Enterprise Architect);
Configuration Control processes and tools.
Familiarity with the ECSS standards.
The Key person shall be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and disciplined manner, to work calmly and correctly under stress and must be able to work with a minimum of supervision.
Due to the nature of the position, the Key person shall have good interpersonal skills and proactive attitude with strong ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.
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 are essential for the fulfilment of the tasks requiring interaction
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 8th November 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.