PA & Safety Support Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting [QQS00746]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

We are recruiting a PA & Safety Support Engineer for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC).


  • Support the Galileo Ground Segment PA Unit in all the activities related to the execution of the Galileo Ground Segment and Software Product Assurance and Safety Programme
  • Guiding and monitoring the implementation of Ground Segment and Software PA&S requirements to assess performance/effectiveness, participation in design reviews and directing the necessary preventive or corrective actions
  • Supporting the process for evaluation and approval of waivers and deviations;
  • Supporting the project non-conformance process and attendance/organization of non-conformance/anomaly and software review boards as necessary
  • Ensuring the implementation of the Ground Segment and Software PA Requirements baseline across the applicable Galileo Ground Segments
  • Monitoring the ground segment and software integration and test activities with quality audits, test witnessing and configuration inspections
  • Supporting the definition of the formal acceptance requirements and conduction of acceptance reviews of all contractual deliverable items
  • Ensuring the preparation of design trade-offs, analyses and reports using RAMS data to support project decisions
  • Supporting security and cyber-security activities for ground segments as appropriate
  • Support the maintenance of the Navigation Directorate Quality Management System


The position requires a strong profile of Software PA, with specific experience (or knowledge of) the following areas:


  • Software engineering (development, maintenance or testing)
  • Agile practices for software development
  • Hands-on experience with static code analysis and tools
  • Alternative software development life-cycles, continuous integration and tools
  • Guiding and monitoring the application and procurement of EEE parts, materials and processes and controlling implementation of applicable requirements;
  • Produce reports on guidance provided, monitoring activities performed and status of compliance to applicable requirements
  • Support to launch campaigns


  • Master’s in engineering
  • At least 04 years of relevant work experience
  • Preferrable a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the space sector including 5 years in Product and Quality Assurance
  • Experience in Software PA, with specific experience (or knowledge of) the following areas:
    •  software engineering (development, maintenance ortesting);
    •  agile practices for software development;
    •  hands-on experience with static code analysis and tools;
    •  alternative software development life-cycles, continuous integration and tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are needed, together with a high degree of organizational and communication abilities, and comfortable with working in a diverse and multinational team environment
  • Candidates must be eligible for security clearance from their national security administration
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset


Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

Please send your CV (in English) as soon as possible, but no later than 30/06/2021 to jobs@sapienzaconsulting.com



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