We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Configuration Management Process Engineer (2 positions)
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.
The position aims to support existing Client Operational or pre-Operational systems (MSG, EPS, Multi-Mission Elements...), and possibly future programmes (MTG, EPS-SG...).
During the Pre-Operations and Routine Operations phases and in the frame of the configuration identification phase, the tasks of the Contractor will typically include the creation/modification/deletion and the version tracking of the following Configuration Items:
Hardware items (e.g. computers, infrastructure & Comms equipments);
Software items (e.g. Software applications, COTS and associated Licences);
Documentation (e.g. Spacecraft/Ground Segment Operational Guides, Manuals and Procedures).
In support to Change control processes, the Key person shall:
Administer and perform an end-to-end tracking of Change Requests and Proposals;
Administer and perform an end-to-end tracking of Configuration Items impacted by approved Changes, and related actions;
Keep up to date the database recording the mapping between Changes and Configuration Items, and the mapping of Software items onto Hardware items;
Prepare and present baselines as necessary;
Act as the Secretary for the Change Review Board meetings, alternatively with other Configuration Management team members.
In support to configuration status accounting and auditing processes, the Key person shall:
Issue and present Configuration Status Accounting Reports as necessary;
Perform Configuration Management Inspections and Audits, and present related findings as necessary.
In support to the Anomaly Reports tracking process, the Key person shall:
Organise and support the administration and tracking of Anomaly Reports ensuring the timely closure of Anomalies and associated actions;
Support Anomaly Review Board (ARB) meetings in the secretarial aspects, alternatively with other Configuration Management team members.
In support to application software development or maintenance processes, the Key person shall:
Ensure the proper identification and archiving of software releases delivered by external or internal maintenance teams;
Witness and cross-check activities relevant to software installation;
Provide support to the configuration management of source code and data files.
Finally, the Key person will be requested to:
Actively contribute to the definition, implementation and continuous improvements of the Configuration Management processes document owned by the CM team;
Actively contribute to the definition, implementation and continuous improvements of the Configuration Management Guides and Manuals owned by the CM team;
Provide diligent support to CM Processes and Tool users/stakeholders (first level support, workshops, training sessions);
Actively participate in the testing of the new releases of the Configuration Management tool;
Occasionally, attend technical meetings and participate in formal reviews.
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: 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.