SCISYS Deutschland GmbH provides professional engineering and consultancy services supporting space programmes and missions. We have a strong presence at ESOC and EUMETSAT, as well as serving all ESA sites and spacecraft primes. Our team is composed of university graduates and experienced professionals, comprising some of the most knowledgeable, dedicated and talented engineers across Europe. Our services cover the whole life cycle of space programmes from early concepts to operations.
Our Space Division provides a dynamic, supportive and friendly atmosphere in which you are encouraged to lead with initiative. We support new ideas from our colleagues and are focused on innovation. Moreover, we actively manage your professional development, training and career progression.
For the location in Darmstadt (Germany) we are looking for a MTG Verification Engineer to work at EUMETSAT.
The MTG System is composed of the following operational entities:
- Space segment,
- Ground segment,
- Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs).
The MTG System comprises in addition the following services:
- Launch services,
- Launch and Early Operations Phase (LEOP) services.
The Space Segment consists of a constellation of 6 3-axis stabilised satellites in geo-stationary orbit, including 4 (MTG-I) satellites supporting the Imagery missions and 2 (MTG-S) satellites supporting the sounding missions. All of them are procured via ESA. The general task of the Contractor via its 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 Contractor 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 EUMETSAT DOORS database of external VCD as delivered from the contractor.
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.
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/her work;
Good oral and written communications skills, as well as good analytical capabilities, enabling him/her to present articulated views, opinions and recommendations.
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.
Start date is as soon as possible.
Fluency in English is mandatory.
To apply online please visit www.scisys.de/spacejobs