Galileo G2 System AIV Engineer

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ESA [11842]

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

About this job

ESA is looking for a Galileo G2 System AIV Engineer.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. For this purpose, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.


You will be responsible for the definition and planning of the Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) activities at system level. This comprises compatibility between ground and space segment, specific partitions of the ground segment and service facilities; the verification and qualification of the G2G system releases through system level tests and verification credit collection at segment level; and in-orbit validation testing of system functions and performances.
This also entails Security and Public Regulated Service (PRS) AIV aspects in coordination with the detailed activities performed by those bearing responsibilities within the Galileo G2 System Security Service.
You will establish and coordinate activities within the Programme and with industrial consortia, and liaise with Agency-internal and -external entities in the development of your duties.
Within the project boundaries and constraints, under the supervision of the G2G System Engineering Head of Unit, the responsibilities of this post include:

  • Leading the definition, planning and execution of the Assembly, Integration and Verification activities, including CLASSIFIED aspects of security and PRS, in a space system where re- configurability is key and the development of specific segments and facilities is based on AGILE and DEVOPS methodologies;
  • Leading the G2G system requirements verification activities in the full engineering cycle;
  • Leading the definition and execution of system tests both on-ground and in-orbit;
  • Defining, implementing and/or procuring tools and testbeds to demonstrate, prototype, verify and validate the G2G system;
  • Coordinating with the Space Segment team, and the Ground Segment team in the area of AIV;
  • Contributing with the Segments teams to the qualification of the segments;
  • Contributing to the definition, planning and execution of the operational validation activities;
  • Acting as focal point in the areas of System AIV within the Agency and with the Programme and other external partners;
  • Generating lessons learned and contributing to the Knowledge Management initiatives in the Directorate of Navigation.

In the execution of your tasks, as G2G System AIV you will coordinate the industrial support team and cooperate closely with the other team members working on System design, in particular with system engineers, system security engineers, performance and RAMS engineers, signal and receiver engineers.
You will also cooperate with Space Segment, Ground Segment, Operation support and other teams in the Directorate of Navigation, and ESA.


Technical competencies
Knowledge and Experience in Satellite Systems Engineering, with particular emphasis in GNSS Systems
Knowledge and Experience in Space Systems Assembly, Integration and Verification
Knowledge and Experience in management of industrial contracts

A Master’s degree in aerospace, telecommunications engineering or similar is required.

Additional requirements
In-depth knowledge of GNSS systems is required.

You should have managerial potential and be able to coordinate, monitor and lead the engineering support provided to the Project in your areas of expertise.

You should be able to demonstrate that you can work in a fast-paced environment and handle pressure and conflict as may typically occur in a project team. You should be results-oriented, able to set priorities, and capable of presenting practical solutions both verbally and in writing.

You should have good leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. You should have the ability to work autonomously, effectively and cooperatively in a diverse, international team environment, defining and implementing solutions in line with team and individual objectives and project deadlines. You should also have good technical, analytical, organisational and reporting skills, a proactive attitude to solving problems and an interest in innovative technologies.
You must be ready to undergo security clearance from the relevant national authority. Already having security clearance is considered an asset.
For a complete job description, click on “apply”.

The closing date for applications is 24 June 2021.

At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us at contact.human.resources@esa.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, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia and in addition of Member States of the European Union not members of ESA: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Malta and Slovakia.
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