We are looking for a Software 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:
The Software Engineer will join the Software Technology section (TEC-SWT). He will be assigned to support the activities of the Ground Mission Segment Engineering and Elements Unit.
The main duties include:
Support the consolidation and maintenance of the G1G/G2G ground segment requirement in line with the system baseline;
Provide support and act as interface for updates to G1G/G2G ground segment applicable ICDs in co-ordination with Interface co-ordinators;
Interface with System team on technical issues arising from segment technical notes dealing with G1G/G2G ground segment technical aspects;
Process G1G/G2G ground segment Non-compliance, RFD, and RFWs;
Contribute to G1G/G2G IVQ activities in support of the G1G/G2G ground segment AIV Manager;
Follow up G1G/G2G ground segment design and implementation both at element and segment level, including SW architecture, performance aspects and HW/SW COTS selection;
Assess the operability aspects of the G1G/G2G ground segment functions;
Assess the Data Analysis functions of the Ground Segment, i.e.:
consistent management of data within the ground segment (reception, storage and controlled access to archived data, data security (confidentiality, integrity and availability));
generation and presentation of associated result display and reporting;
integration of mission and technical data;
management of system configuration items;
application of data analysis technologies;
Provide technical support for the preparation, organization and management of all the G1G/G2G ground segment and system reviews;
Participate, in Galileo-related reviews and technical evaluation boards, in particular contributing to G1G/G2G ground segment requirements consolidation and design reviews;
Contribute to ESA procurement activities for G1G/G2G ground segment;
In performing these duties, the post holder is expected to interface closely with the Galileo Ground Segment Engineering Team, the Galileo System Engineering Team, the Galileo Security Office, the Operations Team, the related industrial teams and the Product Assurance Office.
In addition, the post holder may have to support the definition and execution of activities of the Software Systems Division in his domain of expertise.
Since many of the activities will take place in industry or at operational sites, the incumbent must be prepared to travel on a regular basis.
To successfully perform the above mentioned tasks, the following background / experience is required:
Applicants for this post shall have a Master's degree or equivalent qualification in physics, electrical or aerospace engineering or a related field, together with at least 5 years' experience in system-level engineering, design and implementation.
The candidate should be familiar with required technologies and systems, i.e.:
Knowledge and experience in the Big Data technologies, i.e. databases, machine learning, natural language processing, visualisation techniques is mandatory;
Background and experience in navigation and security systems is desirable;
Knowledge of ground segment and satellite operations and infrastructure is an important asset;
Knowledge of ECSS standards is an asset.
Candidates are expected to have a proactive attitude to problem-solving, plus good planning and organisational skills. They should demonstrate responsible decision-making and be able to work and communicate effectively in a team setting.
Applicants must be eligible for security clearance by their national security administration.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org before 01/08/2019