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    Job Description
    TitleNetwork Consultant during Ground Segment Development
    Job posted on14/11/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    Network Consultant during Ground Segment Development

    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:

    The key person will carry out activities related to ground segment networks, with a focus on the EPS-SG ground segment. This will include the following tasks throughout the ground segment development lifecycle:

    Maintaining and evolving the Ground Segment network concept, and contributing to the Ground Segment design and development for all network-related aspects including specification, high level network system architecture and design, high-level network testing and roll-out strategy.

    For the parts of the ground segment under development by industry, supporting the ground segment team for all network-related matters.

    Defining and specifying the network services required by the ground segment. Support to the ground segment team with identifying their network use cases, identifying the associated data flows and specification of the data flow characteristics.

    Deriving, from the network services required by the ground segment, requirements for the evolution and upgrade of Operations Network Infrastructure (ONI) and services.

    Specifying and implementing the upgrades of Operations Network Infrastructure required for the ground segment.

    Specifying the overall ground segment logical network solution and configuring it on the ONI.

    Specifying a network verification test plan and test procedures. Performing verification testing of the ground segment network solution.

    Supporting the integration and validation of the network into the overall ground segment.

    Supporting the management of the above mentioned network activities as a project, including contributing to planning, reporting, and risk and issue management.

    Participating in EPS-SG meetings at Overall Ground Segment and sub-segment level.

     In carrying out the above tasks, the key person shall assume the following roles and responsibilities:

    Act towards the Ground Segment and System Teams as the prime technical point-of-contact within the Comms team, dealing with networking aspects.

    Act as ground segment network system expert, overseeing all technical aspects.

    Work in a customer-supplier / line organisation matrix structure, reporting to the appointed customer representative(s) of the programme, as well as to the Comms supplier project team leader.

    Interact with sub-segment project teams developing and integrating the Ground Segment and System facilities, and their Industrial Contractors supporting them. Ensure that the Industrial Contractors understand the network solution and guide them in delivering a solution that matches the needs of the Operations Network Infrastructure.

    Support interfacing and liaising with third parties, e.g. vis-a-vis service providers and suppliers, for matters related to the services and/or products they supply.

    In the performance of his/her tasks, the key person shall apply the Client’s configuration and change control procedures as well as the relevant system engineering standards, quality management procedures and maintenance procedures.


    Your Profile:

    In addition to having a university degree (or equivalent), the key person shall have at least 5 years of proven knowledge and demonstrated skills and experience in the following mandatory areas:

    Understanding and specification of network use cases and needs.

    Translating these use cases and needs to requirements on network infrastructure, functions and systems.

    Specifying and deploying network functionality on a consolidated networking infrastructure.

    Applying the above skills in always-on production network environments, driven by high availability requirements.

    Interacting with suppliers of network products and services.

    Supporting procurements of network services.

    The following is considered desirable:

    Currently valid Cisco certification or demonstrated equivalent knowledge/experience.

    Demonstrated capability to produce network system requirements specification, including document structuring/organisation, and technical network diagrams (e.g. in MS Visio).

    Ability to present - verbally and in writing - complex (network) solutions and systems in a comprehensible way, with the specific ability to explain relevant details while keeping the focus on the overall system aspects. Ability to translate IT jargon into customer business terms.

    Working as in-house supplier to an internal business customer, working in a matrix environment.

    Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including MS-Visio.

    In carrying out the various tasks above, under consideration of the working environment the key person shall be able:

    To work with a high degree of autonomy, taking ownership of problems, and applying good analytical skills down to the root cause level.

    To work in teams, willing to share experience and provide cross support to other team members.

    To communicate/interact adequately with a variety of people at different levels (customers, suppliers, peers, leaders) in a multi-national environment.

    To understand and anticipate customers needs with flexibility to adapt approach and solutions to meet customer requirements.

    To conduct all activities in an orderly and disciplined manner, working calmly and correctly under pressure.

    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.


    REFERENCE: 16-213260

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 13th December 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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