AIV System Engineer

Rome, Italy, Sapienza Consulting [2073]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting, a Serco company, is working with many exciting new ventures around the world involved with innovative Space, New Space and Remote Sensing technologies surrounding earth observation.

On behalf of our client, we are looking for an AIV System Engineer. You will have the chance to work on an exciting space mission, all while being hands-on assembly, integration and verification of Ground Segment and subsystems at all levels.

Your mission as an AIV System Engineer will bring the focus on supporting the most important aspects of any mission. You would mainly be in charge of planning and scheduling integration, test and validation phases; as well as defining the integration procedures and install the different subsystems at the customer’s site.


  • Plan and schedule the integration, testing and validation phases
  • Define the procedures to integrate and install the different subsystems at customer site
  • Define the requirements to be verified with the selected methods in the applicable stages at the defined levels
  • Prepare AIV documents such as plans, test specifications, and technical notes
  • Contribute to security test specification and define the objectives and justify the scope of the tests, as well as indicate the test facilities to be used
  • Define resources and organization to co‐ordinate and manage all technical activities necessary to assembly, verify, operate and maintain the system in conformance with the customer’s requirements
  • Demonstrate that design and performances meet the specified requirements at the specified levels of confidence
  • Identify critical development problems and assist in their resolution
  • Define verification planning, as well as define levels and pass criteria for the above tests
  • Evaluate and assess test results


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Aerospace/Space Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or Computer Science and Engineering
  • 5 years of experience working in a relevant field
  • Fluency in (Business) English both spoken and written
  • Knowledge of System Engineering and system-level knowledge of all Ground Segment subsystems
  • Proficient in working in a Linux environment and hardware virtualized environment
  • Experience in ECSS AIV process
  • Ground Segment and subsystems verification plans definitions, maintenance, and control
  • Carry out Assembly, Integration, and Verification of Ground Segment and subsystems at all levels
  • Support systems design
  • Interfacing with all subsystems and relevant teams during AIV phases
  • Support to operational and pre-operational phases
  • Authoring of Technical documents

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