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 is looking to recruit a Software PA Support Engineer to work ESA-ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.


  • Contribute to the establishing of the programmatic and technical software PA requirements within the framework of the ESA Software policy.
  • Evaluate Contractor’s plans, technical specifications and efforts proposed for the execution of the S/W PA program.
  • 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.
  • At least 4 years of previous relevant practical working 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
  • Fluent in English. Knowledge of another member-state language is an asset.