AIV Engineering Support for MTG

Darmstadt, Germany, Sapienza Consulting [AALE-381733]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting AIV Engineers with a background in Earth Observation data processing chains and/or monitoring and control for the integration, validation and verification of the MTG system. The position will be on-site at EUMETSAT.


  • Generation of Test Specifications for the MTG System AIV;
  • Generation of Test Results Analysis reports;
  • Generation of Non Test Based Verification reports;
  • Interaction with the MTG System Team for the procurement of test data identified in the Test Specifications, including the analysis of received deliverables and attending acceptance tests;
  • Identification and development of additional tools to generate ad-hoc test data or to analyse the test results;
  • Generate test data using the available tools;
  • Generate test data by reconditioning/modifying the ones procured in coordination with the MTG system team;
  • Configuration management of tools / test data sets;
  • A contribution to the following general AIV tasks (GT) is also foreseen:
    • Acceptance of the MTG facilities before their integration in the MTG system;
    • Maintenance the AIV schedule in coordination with the AIV engineering responsible;
    • Evolution of the VCD in coordination with the Requirements verification team
    • Preparation of test procedure, including the automatic test procedures, and execution of tests in coordination with the Tests preparation and execution team;


  • Degree in Engineering (Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree)
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience;
  • Proven background with the development of System and/or Ground Segments for Earth Observation;
  • Experienced in AIV activities for data processing chains of Earth Observation Systems, including generation of Test Specifications, specification and procurement/development of test tools and of test data;
  • Experienced in AIV activities for Monitoring and Control of Earth Observation Systems, including generation of Test Specifications, specification and procurement/development of test tools and of test data;
  • Experience in the analysis and reporting of verification results versus associated requirements;

Ideally also experienced with some of the below:

  • Software specification, design and development, including relevant standards;
  • Knowledge of higher programming languages, such as Python, C/C++, Java, bash scripting;
  • General experience / knowledge in any of the following areas would be advantageous:
    • Experience in use and/or development of software frameworks, use of automating Tools for System deployment, testing and configuration;
    • Experience in writing SW documentation.
    • Familiarity with the ECSS standard;
    • Familiarity with IBM DOORs;
    • Experience in development of automatic tests;
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills (working language for the position is English);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team;
  • Experience in team management and planning of activities.

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