Software PA Support Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting

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

About this job

We are recruiting a Software PA Support Engineer for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site ESA-ESTEC, in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

*Please note the starting date might be slightly delayed due to COVID-19.


Support tasks including the following:

  • Contribute to the establishing of the programmatic and technical software PA requirements within the framework of the ESA Software policy
  • Evaluate Contractors’ plans, technical specifications and efforts proposed for the execution of the S/W PA programme
  • Monitor and evaluate S/W PA analyses, reports and technical notes
  • Participate to project reviews, meetings, Configuration Control Boards, Non-conformance Review Boards and Software Review Boards
  • Prepare design trade-offs, analyses and reports using metrics to support project decisions
  • Participate in software product evaluations and process assessments
  • Establish and maintain databases to track NCRs, RFWs, action items etc. as required



  • Master’s degree in software engineering or computer science with background on space engineering
  • Relevant professional work experience
  • Familiarity with space product assurance practices together with a good working knowledge of appropriate working tools
  • Practical experience in applying ECSS S/W standards
  • Knowledge and proven experience in the following areas:
    • Configuration management of complex systems
    • Software engineering and PA in critical applications
  • Experience on (or knowledge of) the following areas would be considered as an asset for this position:
    • Agile practices (e.g. Scrum Master / Product Owner, other Agile frameworks as SAFE, Lean or Kanban)
    • Quality assurance for Machine Learning models
    • Big Data software architectures and life-cycles
    • Data quality assurance
    • Cyber-security assurance, security evaluation and certification, ISO-27001
    • Hands-on experience with static code analysis and tools
    • Alternative software development life-cycles, continuous integration and tools
  • 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 25 of May 2020 to jobs@sapienzaconsulting.com


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