Galileo System AIV Principal Engineer

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ESA [12694]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

ESA is looking for a Galileo System AIV Principal Engineer.
ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.


  • Establishing an overall programme of work and associated planning for Galileo G1 System Verification and Qualification;
  • Following up on the industrial activities related to System Verification and Qualification of Galileo G1;
  • Contributing to the definition, preparation and execution of Galileo G1 Ground Segment verification and qualification activities;
  • Supervising the definition, preparation and execution of Galileo G1 System verification and qualification activities;
  • Coordinating the System Verification activities with EUSPA and the Galileo Service Operator in the relevant change control boards and planning meetings;
  • Following up System and OPS non-conformances and anomalies in the corresponding non-conformance and anomaly review boards (NRB, ARB), ensuring their resolution as quickly as possible and maintaining the overall Galileo G1 qualification status;
  • Providing support for preparation of the System Qualification status by reviewing design changes, new developments and changes outside the system requirements and assessing their impact on System Qualification;
  • Contributing to the definition of the system tools required to support system qualification and validation activities and coordinating their deployment and use for System AIV;
  • Coordinating with all project disciplines, namely the Ground Segment, Space Segment, PA and Safety and Project Control, as required.


Technical competencies
Design, development, deployment and testing of complex secure systems
Management and monitoring of industrial activities (interfaces with industry, reviews, etc)
Knowledge on large scale complex ground and space system architecture including interfaces, networks and protocols
Knowledge of ESA Space systems development and verification
A Master’s degree in physics, electrical or aerospace engineering or a related field is required.
Additional requirements
At least 5 years’ experience in system-level testing, including the organisation of related campaigns. Good knowledge of ground segment and/or satellite operations and infrastructure.
Proven experience in the verification of complex satellite systems, with several satellites and ground stations, providing services to users, possibly in the GNSS context, is an asset.

Knowledge of mission, spacecraft and/or payload operations will be considered an asset.
You should be able to demonstrate that you can handle pressure and conflict as may typically occur in a project team.
For a complete job description, click on “apply”.
The closing date for applications is 31 August 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.
We offer
The European Space Agency (ESA) is an equal opportunities employer that offers competitive salaries exempt from national income tax and excellent employment conditions, such as allowances for expatriates and relocation support. For more information: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA
About us
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