EPS-SG System Engineer(s) (3 posts)

We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

EPS-SG System Engineer(s) (3 posts)

You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

Your Tasks:

The activities for these positions include overall system aspects involving the space segment (satellites) and the ground segment, consisting of the data acquisition systems, monitoring and control systems, data processing facilities and product dissemination facilities. The focus for the post-holders will be on Satellite and operational related aspects within the system.

The tasks and responsibilities of the post-holder(s) to be undertaken will typically include the following: 

  • Contribute to general system engineering activities: 
    • Analysis and trade off activities 
    • Preparation and maintenance of system technical specification. 
    • documentation of system design and justification 
    • ad hoc internal reviews 
    • system level formal reviews. 
    • ground segment level activities as required 
    • Support IV&V activities 
  • Satellite M&C 
    • Ensuring that operational aspects (from operations concept etc) are adequately reflected in the system technical specifications and design. 
    • Provide input and support to the customisation of the Packet Utilisation Standard (PUS) specific to EPS-SG and documentation of the results. 
    • Provide input and support to the customisation of other satellite related ECSS standards 
  • Requirements maintenance 
    • Maintain the system specification tree and baseline. 
    • Analyse new versions of lower level technical documents for coherence with system and incorporation into system baseline. 
    • Act as book captain for the System Requirements Document (SRD). Collating and analysing comments, proposed changes from internal and external reviews and making recommendations on new/updated requirements. 
    • Maintain the traceability of system requirements to higher and lower level specifications (using DOORs). 
  • ICD design and maintenance 
    • Implementation of any changes to the system model identified in order to aid the interface documentation. 
    • Coordination and definition of technical interfaces with the external partners and service providers 
    • Organise/hold meetings and workshops with external and major internal interface partners to establish interface details/agreements 
    • Generate and maintain the system Interface Control Documents (ICD). 
  • Maintenance of the EPS-SG system level model using the Vitech CORE modelling tool. 
    • Ensuring the model is up to date with any system level changes/evolution especially in the area of interfaces 
    • Configuration control and documentation of the system model 
    • Update of the model with respect to interfaces at system level 
    • Co-ordination with the ground segment for model updates to ensure consistency between system/ground segment

These activities will involve interactions with other Client divisions. Travel within Europe, to the United States and possibly other parts of the world may have to be undertaken for certain tasks.


Your Profile:

All the key persons shall have the following experience and background: 

  • University degree in the domain of engineering, science, or equivalent. 
  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of engineering of space and/or ground systems.

In combination, the key persons shall have the following experience: 

  • Experience of Satellite Monitoring and Control using ECSS PUS standards services. 
  • Capability to prepare system requirements and design documents, and to perform system-level analyses for complex polar satellite systems. 
  • Experience of requirements management using formal configuration control procedures/processes. 
  • Experience of writing technical requirements (preferably to ECSS standards) 
  • Experience of establishing and maintaining traceability between different levels of technical specifications. 
  • Experience of interface management and definition. 
  • Familiarity with mechanisms and tools for detailed interface definition. 
  • Demonstrated capability to prepare and manage ICD. 
  • Experience in system modelling 
  • Experience of interface management and definition.

The following experience would be additional assets: 

  • Familiarity with the CORE design tool (from Vitech). 
  • Familiarity with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) 
  • Experience with DOORs.

The key persons shall have a systematic approach to work, be able to plan his/her work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks. He/she shall have the capability to write accurate and consistent technical documentation. Good communication skills (verbal and written) in English are important. Fluency in English is mandatory (the working language is English). 



REFERENCE: 17-215054

LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany

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CLOSING DATE: 25th January 2018

MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.