Software Product Assurance Engineer (ESA-ESAC)

Madrid, Spain, Serco Europe [2188]

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

About this job

Serco is a leading Space Services Provider with thousands of skilled resources that has supported over 50 space missions on behalf of more than 10 Space or Government agencies around the globe, including the ESA and NASA. Serco offers space capability across the full space lifecycle from satellite testing to Launch services, LEOP to spacecraft operations, space surveillance to data management, and supporting downstream application development. With over 55 years history in the space sector Serco is well placed to contribute to National strategies and New Space ventures who want to scale their businesses/organizations with skilled talent.

We are seeking a Software Product Assurance Engineer to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESAC) in Spain. This is a fantastic opportunity to get into one of the most sought after space agencies in the world.

In this role you will support the development and operations team in the definition of the processes and the quality levels of the software developed to fulfil the requirements defined by the European Space Agency. You will be the Scrum Master and will propose and implement Agile practices to improve the efficiency of the team. You will become the point of reference regarding standards for software development and operations and will interact with a wider group of PA engineers, sharing knowledge and good practices and improving along the way.


  • Guide the team’s work towards the fulfillment of programmatic and technical Software Product Assurance requirements
  • Scrum Master of the development and operations teams
  • Perform Software PA analysis and generate reports and technical documentation
  • Maintain PA processes and procedures
  • Participate in reviews, meetings and software review boards as needed
  • Contribute to software product evaluation and process assessment, including the definition of the metrication program
  • Support the teams in the verification and validation activities at all level and with the formalities associated
  • Lead and support the continuous improvement process
  • Support the team with the Continuous Integration process and tools used
  • Maintain the corresponding databases for tracking software issues, actions as required.
  • Support the risk management process


  • Master’s degree in engineering or scientific area
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant professional work experience
  • Relevant experience in software development and/or software Product Assurance
  • Practical experience implementing ECSS standards, especially those applicable to software
  • Knowledge and proven experience in:
    • Software engineering processes
    • Product Assurance processes
    • Configuration of complex systems
    • Tools: JIRA/Confluence, Jenkins, git, Maven and SonarQube or equivalent
    • Test automation, load and performance testing and tools
  • Experience working with Agile methodologies, mainly SCRUM/Kanban, and familiarity with DevOps practices

Background knowledge in the following areas would be an asset:

  • ESA software engineering processes and standards
  • Software licensing
  • Science operations
  • 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.


What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Corporate Benefits Package
  • Support provided to EU Nationals requiring relocation – Information available upon request
  • Company events

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