G1G/G2G Ground Transition Engineer

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ESA [10067]

Field(s) of expertise
Electronics Engineering Information Technology
Job type

About this job

ESA is looking for a G1G/G2G Ground Transition Engineer.


You will be assigned as integrated support in the Galileo G2 Ground Segment Management Service, within the Galileo Ground Segment Management Office, Directorate of Navigation. At the start of this assignment, training will be provided and familiarisation with the parent Department’s remit, processes and procedures facilitated.

The G1G/G2G Ground Transition Engineer supports the procurement and development of the next generation of the Ground Segment for Galileo. The 2nd Generation Galileo Ground Segment will modernise the existing infrastructure and support the enhancement of navigation services through the integration of next-generation Galileo Satellites (GTS) as well as the 2nd Generation Satellites. The G1G/G2G Ground Transition Engineer will focus on developing the transition strategy to ensure continuation of service during the transition from the 1st to the 2nd Generation Galileo Ground Segment.


• Leading consolidation of an optimal G1G/G2G transition scenario;
• Supporting the specification and design of transitory G1G/G2G interfaces and functionality as required to implement the G1G/G2G transition scenario;
• Supporting management of the 2nd Generation Galileo Ground Segment unclassified and classified Technical Baseline (applicable requirements and standards);
• Supporting definition of the 2nd Generation Galileo Ground Segment Statement of Work according to the applicable ECSS standards and system design objectives;
• Providing support to the 2nd Generation Galileo System Design activities as necessary to ensure consistency with the G1G/G2G transition scenario;
• Supporting specification of prototyping and pre-development activities to support the G1G/G2G transition scenario;
• Regular reporting to the Head of the Galileo G2 Ground Segment Management Service;
• Supporting Ground Segment reviews according to the SoW milestones and applicable ECSS standards;
• Participating in periodic meetings with the TEC parent section, contributing to the dissemination of results of activities performed and knowledge transfer across and outside the Agency in accordance with management approval.


Technical competencies

• In-depth knowledge of Galileo system and ground segment architecture;
• Experience with both Platform and Payload Operations as well as with the design, development, maintenance and application of related operational and ground segment tools and methods (such as Mission Control Systems, Operational simulators, etc.);
• Knowledge and experience in the fields of Navigation and related data processing and performances aspects;
• State-of-the-art knowledge in area of IT Infrastructure and software development and related IT trends in industry;
• Knowledge and understanding of cyber security matters;
• Solid understanding/knowledge of requirements engineering;
• You must have, or be able to obtain, security clearance to ‘ESA Secret’ level;
• You should have a good knowledge of Agile software engineering techniques;
• Knowledge of a scaled agile methodology would be a further advantage;
• Experience and understanding of the following technologies and engineering practices would also be considered an asset: MBSE, PaaS, Virtualisation, IaaS, microservices, Confluence, Kafka.


A Master’s degree in information technology, electrical engineering or other scientific discipline is required.

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The closing date for applications is 1 September 2020.


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