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    Job Description
    TitlePerformance Simulation Engineer
    Job codeEOP-PM-00109
    Job posted on15/04/2019 (modified on 16/04/2019)
    LocationNoordwijk
    CountryNetherlands
    EducationMaster
    Contract typeAny
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

     

    We are looking for a Performance Simulation Engineer (E3) to join our Modis Aerospace team, working onsite at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands.

     

    Modis Aerospace is a specialized Engineering consultancy with more than 30 years’ experience providing aerospace Engineers to our key partners in The Netherlands. Modis is a long-standing business partner of the European Space Agency (ESA), with more than 120 employees recruited from across Europe currently supporting ESA’s activities.

     

     

    Specific tasks to be performed:

     

    Support the verification of mission and system level requirements in the areas of Mission observation and Data products;

    Support the procurement and acceptance of simulator, Ground Processor Prototype (GPP) and reference processors;

    Support the payload team for aspects relevant to instrument performance requirements flow-down and instrument performance verification;

    Support cross-verification activities with the operational ground segment against the Ground Processor Prototype and Reference Processors;

    Organise, draft the agenda and convene the meetings to achieve the objectives above.

    Support Head of EOP-PEP in the definition and promotion of generic approach and processes relevant to E2E Mission Performance Chain in coordination with other Mission Performance Engineers

     

     

    General tasks to be performed:

     

    Operate and control the instrument simulators and data processors HW & SW infrastructure, including task preparation in the perspective of rehearsals/commissioning activities;

    Generation of instruments simulated Packets using instrument simulators (SPS);

    Generation of Optical and Topography products using processors (GPP);

    Analysis of results (on packet level) vis-a-vis a defined success criteria;

    Analysis of SW anomalies;

    Support the preparation and execution of the Ground System Validation (GSV);

    Support to specifications of expected anomaly corrections and MMI improvements;

    Implement the nominal and contingency test procedures for the execution of the activities defined in the CP tasks;

    During CP, being responsible for the execution of the test procedures;

    Support the preparation and execution of the hand-over process between development and operations.

     

     

    To successfully perform the above mentioned tasks, the following background / experience is required:

     

    Applicants for this post should have a university degree (at least Master’s degree) or equivalent qualification in a relevant physical science, software or engineering subject, together with a demonstrated background and experience in managing/following software developments in a space project environment.

    The candidate shall demonstrate to be proficient with programming tools and languages (e.g. C, C++, Java and Python) and at ease with modern software build systems

    Knowledge in Satellite environment, Ground System and remote sensing in general is required.

    First experience of topography payload, such as JASON, Cryosat (optional)

    Candidates shall demonstrate good familiarity with computer programs such as MATLAB and other libraries.

    Familiarity with UML.

    In the field of System Management, knowledge of operation system Linux and Windows (mandatory), and Unix (optional).

    Development environments.

    Fluent in the English language (spoken and written); knowledge of other languages is an asset.

     

     

     

    About ESA-ESTEC

     

    The European Space Agency (ESA) has sites in several European countries. The European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) is the largest site and the technical heart of ESA. This nursery of European space activities is located in Noordwijk, Netherlands. 
    At ESTEC, about 2500 engineers, technicians and scientists work hands-on with mission design, spacecraft and space technology.


    Almost all ESA projects - except launchers - are managed from ESTEC. In Noordwijk, people work on science missions, manned space missions, Earth observation, telecommunications and navigation satellites.
     

    ESTEC provides extensive testing facilities to verify the proper operation of spacecraft, such as the Large Space Simulator (LSS), acoustic and electromagnetic testing bays, multi-axis vibration tables and the ESA Propulsion Laboratory (EPL).

     

     

    Please send your CV to recruitmentaerospace@modis.com before 09/05/2019

    Contact information
    CompanyModis Aerospace
    Contact nameRecruitment Modis Aerospace
    AddressBeukenlaan 125
    Eindhoven
    Netherlands
    5616 VD
    Phone+31-(0)407999010
    Emailrecruitmentaerospace@modis.com
    Web Pagehttp://www.modis.com/nl


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