We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Consultancy Support on Ground Station Software and M&C
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 key person shall provide consultancy to the activities of ground segment developments in the area of Software and Monitoring and Control (M&C) related to the ground stations. In doing this, the key person shall support:
The follow up of the detailed design, development activities, integration and testing during Phase C/D of the future ground segments in the areas of ground stations software and M&C systems.
The analysis and the implementation/testing of changes, or re-engineering that may be required on the basis of user requirements or maintainability issues;
The testing and validation of new software and databases releases;
The maintenance of ground stations automated procedures and related databases;
The remote operation and the maintenance of Client Ground Stations in the areas of:
Monitoring & Control
Transfer protocol for the spacecraft telemetry, telecommand and mission data;
The key person will provide consultancy to a multi-disciplinary system engineering team and will report directly to the SEP Ground Stations Engineering Team Leader, however when working in a given programme, the key person shall report also within the established programme structure.
The work will be ordered via individual work packages specifying deliverables.
In the performance of these tasks, the key person shall apply the relevant organisational and programmatic quality management procedures as well as the relevant ground stations system engineering standards.
The Key person shall have a university degree (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline relevant to the job profile together with the experience and capability to fulfil the assigned tasks with a minimum of supervision.
He/she shall have, as a pre-requisite, a demonstrated experience in a similar function for at least 4 years. This experience shall include in particular:
System software engineering in an operational earth observation environment;
Monitoring & Control software application maintenance and configuration;
Ground Stations Monitoring and Control;
Linux/Windows operating system;
TCP/IP based communications protocols;
C++ and Java programming languages and XML
Furthermore, it would be a distinct advantage for the Key person to have experience with some of the following:
Ground stations system and subsystem design and development for TT&C, mission specific and/or satellite communications ground stations;
Knowledge of ECSS and CCSDS standards in the area of satellite Telemetry, Telecommanding, ranging & SLE (Space Link Extension)
Data Base Applications and related configurations control mechanisms
The Key person shall be in possession of sound management and interpersonal skills to conduct the responsibilities described above autonomously and with a minimum level of supervision, exhibiting good oral and written communications skills, analytical capabilities, and motivation.
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.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 26th January 2017
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.