Mission Analysis and Software Engineer

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Sapienza is currently looking for a Software Engineer (C, C++, Java) with Mission Analysis experience to work within the Earth Observation department at ESTEC. The Mission Analysis and Software Engineer will work on existing and new multiplatform software development projects. Examples of ongoing projects include:
– Mission SW CFI, DFDL4S library, UMBRA library, Orbit-Attitude Interface Adapter and openSF

  • Gathering and defining requirement from internal and external users;
  • Preparation of Statement of Work and Requirement Documents as input to procurement process;
  • Reviewing of technical and management part of SW development proposals;
  • Configuration Management at ESTEC for the delivered SW;
  • Management/administration/maintenance of the anomaly tracking system (Mantis), the CM (Git) and the CI system (Jenkins);
  • Administration of anomalies/SPR at ESTEC;
  • Providing first line help-desk functions to SW users;
  • Investigation of anomalies;
  • Participation in Anomaly Review Boards;
  • Review of Contractors’ acceptance Test Plan and Procedures;
  • Review of deliverable documentation (SUM, Develop. Manual, ICD, etc);
  • Definition and execution of independent Validation Tests at ESTEC;
  • Software Packaging and for delivery to external entities and drafting of RNs.
  • Administration/maintenance of the SW delivery web pages of the division;
  • Participation to SW Acceptance;
  • Support to Mission Analysis;
  • Support definition of mission analysis required by EO Projects;
  • Design, code, test and run small Software tools for these activities;
  • Document these activities to Projects;
Ideal Candidate: 
  • Master’s degree in Engineering within a relevant field;
  • At least 4 years of previous relevant practical working experience with the SW skills related to multi language (C, C++, Java) and multi-platform (LINUS, OSX, Windows) development and related development tools/environments;
  • Experience with the EO application domains (processors, mission planning, E2E simulators) and with ESA SW procurement process is considered an asset;
  • Capability and willingness to understand the new EO domain specific algorithms as needed;
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset;
  • Ability to work autonomously and with rigour within the boundaries of assigned tasks and stringent schedule, and supervise supplier activity accordingly.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.
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