We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Jason-CS Overall Ground Segment Integration and Verification 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.
The Contractor shall provide consultancy for the Integration and Verification (I&V) activities of the Sentinel-6/Jason-CS OGS.
During the OGS development, the Contractor via its key person will typically be involved in tasks related to the planning, preparation and execution of OGS I&V activities and following up / assessing I&V activities performed as part of the OGS procurements.
Typical tasks will include:
Contribute to the production of all OGS I&V documents during Phases B2/C, and their implementation in Phase D;
Update and maintain the OGS I&V related schedule in coordination with Project Control;
Coordinate the I&V approach with the System team to ensure coherence and completeness of the approaches at OGS and System levels;
Follow and assess the IV&V approach of all contributing elements of the OGS and ensure compatibility with the overall OGS I&V Plan;
Establish and maintain the verification control mechanisms;
Ensure that accurate metrics on I&V progress are maintained;
Ensure the implementation of the OGS I&V plan through lower level test documentation, processes, test execution and relevant OGS reviews;
Attend sub segment I&V tests as observer, witnessing tests where requirements are verified;
Identify the acquisition of all necessary Test Tools and Test Data;
Provide consultancy to validation activities managed by the Sentinel-6/Jason-CS System Team;
Report on a weekly and monthly basis to OGS Management.
These activities will involve interactions with other teams, partners and industrial contractors. Travel within Europe or to the USA may have to be undertaken.
The key person shall be able to analyse complex situations, identify critical areas and produce accurate and concise analyses and recommendations.
He/she shall be able to fulfil the assigned tasks autonomously, be able to plan his/her work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks and work in a rigorous way to agreed deadlines. He/she shall be willing to provide consultancy to a team of engineers and in cooperation with industry and partner agencies.
The key person shall have the following experience, background and skills:
University degree in engineering (e.g. space or software engineering), or equivalent;
At least 5 years of general experience in the field of engineering of space and/or ground systems, preferably in the area of Earth observation from space;
At least 3 years of involvement in the preparation and/or execution of I&V activities at Ground Segment level of such Systems;
Experience with the preparation of test plans, test specifications and/or test procedures, prepared for I&V of such Systems;
Experience of multi level verification processes and implementation;
Familiarity with procurement and use of Test Tools and Test Data;
Strong interpersonal and team working skills, flexibility, and strengths in analysis and pragmatic judgement are required;
Good computer skills with strong experience with/ability to use MS Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, etc.) and with interacting with Unix-based systems.
The following would be additional assets:
Proficiency in using DOORS;
Knowledge of systems development lifecycle;
Knowledge of ECSS standards
The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore consultants must be fluent and able to work effectively in English, knowledge of French being an advantage.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 7th March 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.