We are looking for a Modelling and Simulation Engineer for our client ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands). You will be part of the Software Systems Division, Systems, Software and In-Orbit Demonstration Department. Your initial task will be performed for the Galileo Ground Mission Segment Engineering & Element Section. After appropriate familiarisation, you will work on the Operability Chain based on MUCF, MSF, GACF and VTP with responsibilities and duties to include in particular:
•Ensuring the engineering, development, deployment, verification and validation of Galileo Operability Chain functions (MUCF, MSF, VTP, GACF) in the areas of monitoring & control of Galileo assets, archiving, real-time and off-line mission monitoring, mission uplink and control, mission support, training and maintenance.
•Ensuring the definition of interfaces and data formats for the data exchange of the Galileo Operability Chain Facilities.
•Assessment of the overall GMS operability and integrated logistic support (ILS) aspects of the GMS functions including the verification of the related operational procedures.
•Assessment of operational improvements provided by the GMS operators, coordination of discussion and agreement with GMS operators and GMS industrial partners as part of regular GMS-OPS Working Group meetings and organization of MMI workshops.
•Supporting the definition of Galileo GMS IVQ Plan in the area of the Operability Chain Facilities; ensuring follow-up and monitoring of Industry AIV activities and participation to formal verification activities
•Contribution to the preparation of ESA Procurement documents, evaluation of offers, negotiations and management of resulting contracts for all topics related to GMS Operability Chain elements.
•Contribution to all GMS Segment and System reviews and meetings for all topics related to GMS Operability Chain elements.
•Preparing, supporting and follow-up the procurements actions and industry contracts with regard to the implementation of the VTP.
•Supporting the engineering, development, deployment, verification and validation of VTP.
•Support to Operations related to operability and ILS aspects, eg. spares management, training organization, etc.
•Contribution to the GMS overall Engineering activities (Requirements Engineering, Change Management and Baseline evolutions, Assessments of RFD/RFWs, HW/SW COTS, obsolescence management, etc.)
•Support to the introduction of a new State-of-the-Art hardware infrastructure (virtualized platform, data-centric design, etc,)
Required Skills and Experience
•Practical experience of working in Ground Segment and system verification
•University degree (Master’s) in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent
•Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and a stringent schedule
•Extensive understanding of Galileo Operations
•Good understanding of Ground Segment engineering, in particular for functional chains
•Experience in Ground Segment Integration and verification
•Proficient in the English language (spoken and written)
•Ability to travel to the operational centres premises frequently and to act as on-site support where appropriate during the facilities test campaigns.
Application Deadline: 13 June 2016
Start of Work: August 2016