EGSE Software Engineer

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting [AYLC-4317]

Field(s) of expertise
Electronics Engineering Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting an Engineer to give support to the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality. The incumbent will be assigned to the Ground Software Systems and Functional Verification Section of the Software Systems Division.


  • Project (such as eSail, PLATO) support on the procurement, development and utilisation of EGSE systems, including problem solving, interfaces with external systems and project reviews
  • Project support for Ground Software Systems, such as the EarthCare Operational Scientific Ground Segment development, Level 0, 1 and 2 dataprocessing, visualisation. This includes generic software engineering, software development support, collaborative software development environment support, software acceptance (compilation, installation, running tests)
  • Support on R&D studies, specifically related to the (currently under development) European Ground System Common Core (EGS-CC), which will be the basis of the future Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) and Mission Control Systems (MCS) infrastructures in Europe
  • Maintenance and future developments of the EGSE Reference Facility as part of the Software Systems Laboratory. This includes software builds and integration of industrial elements to theEGSE reference facility as well as the functional verification in end-to-end scenarios, maintenance of an EGSE software library/configuration management/lab website, evaluation of needs and generation of requirements for enhancements
  • Support Standardization activities in the EGSE domain (e.g. E70-30 Monitoring and Control Data Definition, E70-32 Test and Operations Language, E70-41 PUS, E10-23 Space System Data Repository)

Experience with one or more topics such as:

  • SW development (Java, Eclipse)
  • Service oriented and component-based architectures (OSGi, Karaf)
  • Unix/Linux system administration and programming
  • Configuration management and build of large SW projects (Git, Maven, Jenkins, Nexus, Gradle)
  • Object Oriented design methods and corresponding tools (e.g. MagicDraw
  • Databases: Oracle, Postgres, Hadoop
  • SCOS 2000 and the SCOS 2000 MIB ICD
  • Experience with the relevant ECSS standards particularly PUS and its tailoring
  • An ability to work independently and to establish good working relations with ESA and industrial counterparts is essential


  • A master’s degree or equivalent qualification in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Space Systems Engineering, Mathematics or a related discipline At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • The candidate shall have extensive practical experience of implementing and building complex software systems in the space domain, in developing and utilizing EGSEs, in modelling monitoring and control data in compliance with the ESA monitoring and control systems (legacy systems such as SCOS or future systems such as EGS-CC)
  • Knowledge of modern software engineering practices and standards applied to real-time systems
  • Knowledge of Space Systems and Space System Engineering is necessary
  • Excellent knowledge of English, additional knowledge of another ESA member state language is desirable.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.

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