Software PA Support Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Serco Europe [QQS927]

Field(s) of expertise
Product and Quality Assurance Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

Serco Europe is recruiting a Software PA Support Engineer to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC).

Serco is a trusted provider of services to National Space Agencies and the European Space Agency (ESA), we have over 40 years’ experience supporting the space sector and providing services for all stages of our customer’s space missions.


  • Contribute to the establishing of the programmatic and technical software PA requirements within the framework of the ESA Software policy.
  • Evaluate Contractors’ plans, technical specifications and efforts proposed for the execution of the S/W PA programme.
  • Monitor and evaluate S/W PA analyses, reports and technical notes.
  • Participate to project reviews, meetings, Configuration Control Boards, Non-conformance Review Boards and Software Review Boards.
  • Prepare design trade-offs, analyses and reports using metrics to support project decisions.
  • Participate to software product evaluations and process assessments.
  • Establish and maintain databases to track NCRs, RFWs, action items etc. as required.


  • Master’s degree in software engineering or computer science with background on space engineering.
  • Relevant professional work experience.
  • Familiarity with space product assurance practices together with a good working knowledge of appropriate working tools.
  • Practical experience in applying ECSS S/W standards.
  • Knowledge and proven experience in the following areas:
    • Configuration management of complex systems.
    • Software engineering and PA in critical applications.Able to work independently and in teams.
  • Specific tasks experience on (or knowledge of) the following areas would be considered as an asset for this position:
    • Agile practices.
    • Quality assurance for Machine Learning models.
    • Big Data software architectures and life-cycles.
    • Data quality assurance.
    • Cyber-security assurance.
    • Hands-on experience with static code analysis and tools.
    • Alternative software development life-cycles, continuous integration and tools.
  • Comfortable with working in a diverse and multinational team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are needed, together with a high degree organizational and communication abilities.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of another EU member state language is an asset.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.

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