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2018-01-11 18:18:02| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

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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Space Systems Engineer Exploration

2018-01-11 16:18:13| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Space Systems Engineer Exploration ESTEC, Ref no 18 15786 Terma The hightech and innovative Terma Group develops products and systems for defence, nondefence and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, selfprotection systems for aircraft and vessels, space technology, and aerostructures for the aircraft industry. Terma is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and the U.S. The Space Business Area contributes with missioncustomized software and hardware products including power systems and star trackers as well as services to support a number of inorbit 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, Germany, the UK and France. Job description For our customer, ESAESTEC, we are seeking a Space Systems Engineer to work at ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Responsibilities You will be assigned to a system engineering support contract with the ISS Programme and Exploration Dept. within ESAs Directorate of Human Spaceflight Robotic Exploration HRE. Today this includes missions such as the European participation of the International Space Station and the ExoMars mission which will put a rover on Mars in 2020. The focus of the job will be on the preparation of the future missions for example the next Mars missions after ExoMars. The initial focus of this activity will be working with the ESA team with the following duties Supporting the implementation of ESA internal and industrial system definition studies at Phase AB1 level, including associated technology studies for preparing future European activities and projects in the field of robotic exploration, addressing in particular future Mars Orbiter and Rover mission concepts. Support to preparation and implementation of study reviews with industryinternational partners and ESA internal entities Developing and maintaining keydriving System and Technical requirements document for future European development activities and studies for exploration at mission, architecture, system, and technology level. Supporting international collaboration efforts in the field of exploration missions and supporting the definition and analysis of future international exploration mission scenarios and associated technology requirements. Supporting activities involving engagement of external parties industry, academia, international partners organised by HRE in the field of exploration. This is a full time located at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The requested start of work is February 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Qualifications Competencies The successful candidate will have A Masters level degree in an Aerospace Engineering or Space Systems Engineering or a related discipline. At least 4 years relevant professional experience ideally gained in the space industry. Relevant practical knowledge and experience in space mission design, feasibility studies, and the related informatics tools. Knowledge and practice in the application of ESA System Engineering Standards e.g. ECSSE10 series. Awareness of technology development roadmaps, technology readiness levels, and the associated risk assessment. Knowledge and awareness of potential international partners and their associated exploration programmes. Experience with requirements management and the associated tools, e.g. DOORS, would be an advantage. Prior experience of Mars robotic mission analysis and design would be considered a distant advantage. Ability to interface with, and report to the customer, under minimal supervision with a serviceoriented attitude is critical. 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 bestinclass 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 extralegal benefits Highly competitive salary Recruitment is depending on successful selection by the customer. Additional information Applicants should apply through the link below. For further information, please contact Mr. Simon Mills by telephone 31 6 2326 2398 or by email smiterma.com. To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed we would prefer that you apply through the link below with a Cover Letter explaining your background and expertise, as well as your earliest date of availability, and an uptodate Curriculum Vitae. Closing date January 29th 2018. Please note that applicants must hold all appropriate documentation and permits to work in Europe. A Certificate of Conduct will be applied for at commencement of employment.

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Materials Physics and Chemistry Engineer

2018-01-11 14:17:53| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

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 Materials Physics and Chemistry Engineer This post is classified A2A4 on the Coordinated Organisations salary scale. Location ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands Description Materials Physics and Chemistry Engineer in the Materials Physics and Chemistry Section, Components and Materials Physics and Chemistry Evaluation and Standardisation Division, Product Assurance and Safety Department, Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality. The Materials Physics and Chemistry Section provides engineering support to all ESA projects and development programmes in the area of Materials Physics and Chemistry, associated processes and environmental effects. It supports project specific activities in the selection, characterisation, verification, approval and application of metallic and nonmetallic materials processes for ESA programmes with a focus on materials physics and chemistry and environmental effects. Environmental effects covers the ground as well as the space environment. Duties Reporting to the Head of Section and within the technical fields described above, the main tasks and responsibilities of the post holder will include providing expert technical support and consultancy to ESA projects, programmes and general studies in the area of Materials Physics and Chemistry throughout all project phases with a focus on environmental effects participating in project reviews and evaluations of procurement proposals, identifying critical development problems and assisting with their resolution via e.g. NRBs contributing to the definition of technology development requirements and work plans for ESA technology programmes defining, initiating and managing RD activities covering long and shortterm needs assessing existing and novel materials technologies in the area of materials physics and chemistry for future space applications, including advanced exploration missions. This includes analysing future mission requirements and preparing appropriate evaluation techniques developing and implementing new laboratory test methods and materials analysis techniques and procedures in respect of space environmental effects contributing to the dissemination of the results of the activities performed and the transfer of knowledge across the Agency. Technical competencies Space and ground environmental effects on materials and processes Materials characterisation techniques to revealassess changes in materials due to environmental effects Materials engineering aspects for space missions Materials Processes PAQA standards Understanding of ESA space project review processes Experience in the management and monitoring of industrial activities, including participation in reviews Behavioural competencies Communication Teamwork Planning Organisation Problem Solving Continuous Learning Innovation Creativity Education Applicants for this post should have a Masters degree or equivalent qualification in materials science engineering, materials physics or chemistry, applied physics. Additional requirements Understanding of how materialsassociated processes are affected by the environment groundspace and how test methods are developed to characterise it are required. Specific knowledge on the characterisation of electrical material properties including spacecraft charging behaviour as well as experience in handson experiments and lab characterisation instruments is preferred. Familiarity with detailed materials reviews MPCBs, resolution of anomalies NRBs and knowledge of environmental modelling software like SPENVIS is an asset. Other information For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework. 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 applications is 08 February 2018. If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resourcesesa.int. Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada and Slovenia. According to the ESA Convention the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution of posts among nationals of the ESA Member States. Priority will first be given to internal candidates and secondly to external candidates from underrepresented Member States when shortlisting for interview. see Nationality Targets In accordance with the European Space Agencys security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment Apply HERE

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