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    Job Description
    TitleSoftware & Validation Engineer
    Job codeTEC-SWF-00533
    Job posted on17/04/2019
    LocationNoordwijk
    CountryNetherlands
    EducationMaster
    Contract typeAny
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

     

    We are looking for a Software & Validation (On-Board and Ground) 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:

    Within the Flight Software Systems Section, support is provided to the Earth Observation projects (EOP) of the current and future ESA earth observation missions, e.g Sentinel1, Sentinel2, Sentinel3, EarthCare, MTG. Support is also provided to Science missions such as BepiColombo, Solar Orbiter, and JUICE.

    This support includes monitoring and supporting the implementation, verification and validation of Flight Software.

    The contractor will be assigned to the Flight Software Systems Section of the Software Systems Division and shall function as an integrated team member of the development team, in charge of the following (initial) tasks:

    General Support to Software Validation Facilities and Avionics Test Bench infrastructure activities.

    Emulators characterisation.

    Interface adaptations between SVF and Test Bench models.

    Adaptation and upgrade ATB EagleEye mission to Time and Space Partitions (TSP) and multicore configurations.

    Integration of TSP based system execution environment.

    Supporting integration of Multicore based system execution environment.

    Support dedicated projects SVF infrastructure development including processor simulator.

     

    General tasks to be performed:

    Development of Software Validation Facility components as well for the generic facilities as special project applications. This includes processor emulators, simulation of spacecraft systems and spacecraft dynamics.

    Tasks within design, test and validation of on-boards software.

    Task within customization of real-time operating systems for space applications.

    Tasks within maintenance and expert support within the software development tool-set.

    Tasks within system evaluation, testing and performance characterization of telecommunication systems as networking via satellite or network management.

    Design, implementation and testing tasks for the Section’s technology programme.

     

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

    A Master's degree or equivalent qualification in Electronic Engineering, Space Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline.

    In particular experience with:

    Software engineering and object-oriented programming.

    Programming languages: C/C++ and/or others.

    Embedded Real Time Systems and Real Time Kernels.

    Unix based systems.

    Micro-processors such as SPARC LEON, ARM, multicore’s etc.

    Communication protocols (Mil-1553, SpaceWire, CAN).

    Software Engineering Standards such as the ECSS-E-ST-40C.

    Knowledge of Space Systems and Space System Engineering will be an asset.

    The contractor shall be able to function as part of a team. Because of the operational nature of the support, a proactive and flexible attitude will be required.

    Experience with operational software development will be an advantage.

    Experience within ESA space programmes and applications using the space qualified microprocessors is an advantage.

     

    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 13/05/2019

    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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