Software PA Support Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering Quality-Product Assurance & CM
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Software Product Assurance Support Engineer to work for ESA-ESTEC.


  • 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.
  • Knowledge and proven experience in the following areas:
    • Configuration management of complex systems.
    • Software engineering and PA in critical applications.
  • Experience on (or knowledge of) some of the following areas:
    • Agile practices (e.g. Scrum Master / Product Owner; other Agile frameworks as SAFE, Lean or Kanban).
    • Quality assurance for Machine Learning models.
    • Big Data software architectures and lifecycles.
    • Data quality assurance.
    • Cyber-security assurance, security evaluation and certification, ISO-27001.
    • Hands-on experience with static code analysis and tools.
    • Alternative software development lifecycles, continuous integration and tools.
    • Familiarity with space product assurance practices together with a good working knowledge of appropriate working tools.
    • Practical experience in applying ECSS S/W standards.
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset.