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Mission Analysis and Software Engineer

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, NoordwijkESA/ESTEC

Job description

We are looking for a Mission Analysis and Software Engineer on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their System Analysis Office. The selected candidate should show integrity and professionalism. The deadline for submitting applications is 14 February 2023.

Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe (or one of its subsidiaries). Furthermore, upon selection, they will be subject to a general security screening performed by an external provider (further information will be provided at interview stage).

The successful candidate will be responsible for the technical management of existing and new multiplatform software developments within the EOP-PE Division, in coordination with the Head of EOP System Analysis and of Ground System offices. The main existing SW projects consists of multi-platform graphic/GUI, CLI application and SW libraries (details can be found at Mission SW CFI, DFDL4S library, openSF, S2G Data Viewer, etc. Their duties and tasks will include, but will not be limited to:

  • 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 Release Notes;
  • Administration/maintenance of the SW delivery web pages of the division;
  • Participation to SW Acceptance;
  • Research and advise the H/GS Office as well as the H/System Analysis Office on latest state-of-the-art SW development technologies, libraries, frameworks as well as on SW architecture and design;
  • Support System and Mission Analysis tasks required by EO Projects;
  • Design, code, test and run Software multiplatform tools for these activities;
  • Document these activities to Projects.

Job requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Engineering;
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience;
  • Extremely solid experience relevant to the task description, in particular with the SW skills related to multi language (C, C++, Java, Python) 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 an asset;
  • Knowledge of main graphical frameworks (e.g. Eclipse RCP, QT) as well as of virtualisation and containerisation techniques (Docker, VM, Singularity);
  • Capability and willingness to understand specific EO algorithms (orbital mechanics or data processing) as needed;
  • Ability to work autonomously and with rigour within the boundaries of assigned tasks and stringent schedule, and oversee Contractor’s activity accordingly;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

Please submit your application in English via the apply button below. Applications submitted in other languages will not be considered.


Netherlands, Noordwijk

What do we offer?

In ATG Europe (or our subsidiaries) you will have the chance to work on the most interesting and technologically advanced projects in the space, big-science, and high-tech domains. You will enjoy the focused yet relaxed spirit and culture of our teams and the excellent working conditions our company provides. We firmly believe that development and growth perspectives are crucial to everyone’s career, and we therefore provide you with a personal development plan, regular assessment checkpoints and a dedicated training and education budget to support you, not only in your current work, but also paving the road to your next professional steps.

For those relocating in order to embrace a new career with us, we offer international relocation assistance in settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children and a relocation budget that is applicable to all ATG staff.

About ATG Europe

Today, ATG Europe is recognized as a leading provider of specialized engineering, scientific and technical services to the European Space, Big-Science, and high-tech industry. Our headquarters are located in Noordwijk, the Netherlands and we have subsidiaries in Germany, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and the UK. Besides these countries, ATG also operates in France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, and Belgium.