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Vacancy in the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality. ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged. Post Software Systems Engineer This post is classified A2A4 on the Coordinated Organisations salary scale. Location ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands with resident assignment to ESRIN, Frascati Italy Description Software Systems Engineer in the Software Systems Engineering Section, Software Systems Division, Systems, Software and Technology Department, Directorate of Technical and Quality Management. Assigned as integrated support in the Software Systems Engineer function to the Vega and Space Rider Development Programme, Space Transportation Development Department, reporting to the Launcher System Development Avionics Manager, the postholder is responsible for all Vega and Space Rider technical activities in the flight, ground and verification facility software areas and for supporting guidance, navigation control GNC algorithm engineering. For Vega, the range of activities encompasses development of VegaC, VegaE and relevant Vega spinoffs e.g. Space Rider, SSMS dispenser, Venus. Duties Duties will notably include managing technical activities under the Vega and Space Rider Programme defining technical requirements specifications, architecture and interfaces with other subsystems, design definition, development, validation and qualification relevant to VegaC and Space Rider software and GNC algorithms, including failure detection isolation recovery apportioning technical requirements from system level to software and GNC, defining the relevant internalexternal interface specifications, from launch system down to launcher system and subsystems, launch base and launch range reviewing critically the engineering activities, in particular the performance of VegaC and Space Rider software and GNC algorithms including ascent, orbital, reentry and precisionlanding phases contributing to VegaC and Space Rider verification and validation strategy within the area of responsibility, in coordination with the system and avionics, including simulation and test facilities SWIL, HWIL campaigns participating in tradeoffs to select the most suitable sensors and actuators and advanced control techniques to meet the system VegaC and Space Rider performance requirements providing technical management of software and GNC in Vega production, in particular for the mission acceptance process, supporting the process for flight anomalies and nonconformances, assessment of requests for waivers or deviations, surveillance of the change proposal process and impacts on Vega launcher qualification status drafting the relevant statement of work, evaluating industrial offers, supporting the negotiation process for industrial contracts within this area of responsibility evaluating industrial deliverables and their formal acceptance by ESA within this area contributing to prepare milestones and reviews, including specific software and GNC reviews for the VegaC and Space Rider programs supporting exploitation activities relevant to flight trajectory reconstruction, comparing performance levels derived from flight data against predictions and GNC requirements. Technical competencies Knowledge of technical domains and related RD space industry trends Technical domains and in particular space systems development Knowledge of innovationrelated processes Behavioural competencies Continuous Learning Customer Focus Innovation Creativity Problem Solving Results Orientation Self Motivation Education Applicants should have a Masters degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant engineering field, with a strong background in design, development, assembly, integration, testing and acceptance of software and GNC for space transportation applications. Additional requirements Knowledge of spacecraft systems engineering andor experience of launcher development and qualification and possibly launch system operations, ECSS and ESA standards would be an advantage. Experience of algorithm prototyping including closedloop and Montecarlo simulation 3DOF, 6DOF will be an asset. Other information For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framenwork The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset. The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests. The closing date for application is 8 February 2018. According to the ESA Convention the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution ofposts among nationals of the ESA Member States. Priority will first be given to internal candidates andsecondly to external candidates from underrepresented Member States when shortlisting for interview. see Nationality Targets If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resourcesesa.int.

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