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    Job Description
    TitleMTG Verification Engineer
    Job posted on28/03/2017
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 3months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    MTG 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.

    Your Tasks:

    The general task of the key person shall be the provision of advice and engineering consultancy to the MTG System & GS Requirements Verification Engineering in the frame of the Phase C/D of the MTG Programme.

    It is expected that the tasks of the key person will include as a minimum:

    Contribution to the preparation, execution and reporting of the MTG requirements verification engineering activities, including:

    Support the refinement of the pre-launch system verification strategy at the level of individual requirements with the elaboration of the Initial Verification Control Document (VCD) at System and Ground Segment levels, ensuring the consistency of the verification approach with lower levels using the traceability of requirements;

    Perform the progressive establishment of the MTG verification status for each requirement, maintaining the verification status of the System and Ground Segment levels in close-coordination with the status of the lower levels;

    Review the VCDs produced at lower levels and report on inconsistencies then ingest them in the upper level VCDs;

    Contribute to the generation of the Verification Control Document (VCD) and associated verification reports in-line with the results of the Detailed Design Phase and the results of the of the testing execution;

    Contribute to the definition of the test scenarios and tests specifications regarding the list of requirements to be verified by testing in-line with VCD;

    Prepare inputs to Verification Control Boards (VCB) and other ad’hoc meetings as requested;

    Generate periodic reports with quantitative metrics and indicators on the status of verification of the whole system and alert on the outcome of those.

    The set-up and maintenance of the verification support tools necessary in support to the verification control activity in DOORS in coordination with the DOORS maintenance & administration team including:

    The set-up and maintenance of the tool for the generation of the initial and final VCD in DOORS and its daily administration, with the development of ad’hoc DXL scripts and views required for the execution of the verification control in DOORS;

    The tools for the ingestion into DOORS database of external VCD as delivered from the contractor.


    In the performance of these tasks, the key person shall apply the relevant organisational and programmatic quality management procedures as well as the relevant system engineering standards.



    Your Profile:

    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 without supervision.

    He/she shall have, as a pre-requisite, a demonstrated experience in a similar function for at least 5 years. This experience shall include in particular:

    Past System Engineering working experience in the development of a Space System with characteristics and complexity similar to the complexity of MTG System, - including in particular experience during Phases C/D/E1;

    Experience in the preparation and in the execution of the integration and verification of a Space System (Spacecraft, Ground Segment or full System): including the generation of tests specifications and procedures, the execution and reporting of these tests and the definition of the verification status of all associated requirements;

    Knowledge of verification and testing standards and in particular of the ECSS standards

    Experience in verification engineering including the management of the traceability of requirements and the management of their formal verification status;

    Proven experience of DOORS utilisation for requirements and verification management as well as knowledge of DOORS administration and programming with DXL scripts.

    In addition, the knowledge and experience of the following would also be considered an advantage:

    Experience in requirements engineering including the management of the traceability of requirements

    The key person shall also possess the following skills and behavioural aspects:

    Sound management and interpersonal skills to conduct the responsibilities described above autonomously yet within a good team spirit;

    Excellent quality orientation skills, applying a strong sense of rigorousness and precision in the execution of his work;

    Good oral and written communications skills, as well as good analytical capabilities, enabling him/her to present articulated views, opinions and recommendations.

    The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore the consultant must be able to work effectively in this language and have knowledge of the other.



    REFERENCE: 17-214049

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 2nd May 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.

    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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