Software Engineer - ESTEC, Ref no: 19-71152
The high-tech and innovative Terma Group develops products and systems for defence, non-defence and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft and vessels, space technology, and aero-structures for the aircraft industry.
Terma is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and the U.S.
The Space Business Area contributes with mission-customized software and hardware products including power systems and star trackers as well as services to support a number of in-orbit pioneering European scientific and Earth observation satellite missions. Additionally, Terma is contracted for the development and delivery of software and hardware systems and services for numerous ongoing and future European, and international missions.
Terma Space operates out of Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Germany, the UK and France.
For our customer, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are seeking an experienced Software Engineer to work at ESA’s ESTEC site in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
You will be assigned to ESA/ESTEC’s Software Technology section within the Software Systems Division of the Directorate of Technical and Quality Management (D/TEC).
You will be assigned to support ESA’s projects and activities in the domain of DevOps.
The main duties encompass installation, development, operation, maintenance and support of the DevOps infrastructure used by projects including:
-Collaborative Software Development Environment (CSDE) and all the related tools and applications (Eclipse, JIRA, Jenkins, Confluence, Virtualisation technologies, DOORS, etc.).
-Software Verification Facilities (SVF) and related tools as Gitlab, compilers (GCC, LLVM), Debuggers, software simulation and emulation (including HW-in-the-loop).
-Satellite Reference DataBase (SRDB), related tools (SQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL) and DataOps.
-Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) Reference Facility and in particular related development technologies.
-Web site and related applications.
In performing these duties, the post holder is expected to interface with the different project teams and ensure their training when required. 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.
This is a full-time position located at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
The requested start of work is January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Qualifications & Competencies
The successful candidate shall have:
-A university degree (Master's) or equivalent qualification in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related discipline, together with extensive experience (at least 4 years) in the software development methods and tools.
Familiarity with modern software engineering practices and tools:
-Knowledge in software production and test processes, i.e. DevOps including requirement engineering, continuous integration, testing and associated tools is mandatory (e.g. JIRA, Jenkins, Confluence, DOORS). You will be required to administer Atlassian tools and DOORs installations.
-Expert knowledge of containerization (Docker) and intermediate knowledge of virtualization (VMware) is mandatory.
-Knowledge of Java and Eclipse framework is mandatory.
-Software practical experience, Object Oriented design methods as UML and eCore, databases (SQL), compilers, XML, XSLT, Linux, Windows and web application development as well as programming and scripting languages such as C, C++, Tcl/Tk, Python, Java are an important asset.
-Knowledge of Cloud technologies and solution is interesting.
-Knowledge in software development processes and standards e.g. ECSS (as specifically used in space projects), or similar aircraft, train, automotive standards is interesting.
-Experience in mission critical systems is desirable.
-Some knowledge of space projects and space systems engineering would be useful, but it not considered essential.
-Prior specific experience with space ground systems (EGSE and SVF) would be useful.
-Results orientation and relationship management are considered important.
-A pro-active and can-do attitude is expected to problem-solving, plus good planning and organisational skills.
-Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively e.g. with supported project teams and within the Software Systems division.
Note: Applicants must be eligible for security clearance by their national security administration.
What can Terma Offer?
At Terma, we consider skilled employees, enthusiasm and job satisfaction as the very foundation of our success and as a prerequisite for the development of the “best-in-class” solutions that Terma provides. We lead the way in applying new technology, offering a wide range of growth opportunities for each individual and emphasizing mutual respect across the board in our workplace.
Terma offers you a pleasant working environment at the customer site, where you will be able to take on challenging tasks and responsibilities in a highly professional company.
-Great opportunities for training and personal development
-Challenges in advanced technical environment
-International and cosmopolitan working atmosphere
-An employment contract with an attractive package with extra-legal benefits
-Highly competitive salary
-Support on re-location (if applicable)
Recruitment is depending on successful selection by the customer.
To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed, please apply exclusively through our website https://www.terma.com/careers/apply-to-open-positions/ and upload a cover Letter explaining your background and expertise, as well as your earliest date of availability, and an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
Closing date: November 28th 2019
Please note the following Legal & Security requirements:
-Applicants must hold all appropriate permits to work in the EU.
-Applicants are required to provide a copy of their ID/passport and degree/higher education certificate. Terma will validate the certificate with the issuing authority.
-A Certificate of Good Conduct or equivalent will be applied for at commencement of employment.
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