AIV/AIT Engineer

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You will have the opportunity to provide engineering support to the System Modeling and Functional Verification Section of the Software Systems Division. Your initial assignment will be as full-time support to the EarthCARE satellite project on our client’s premises in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

Tasks and Activities
  • Participation in the Review of the documentation related to the Instruments and Satellite AIT/AIV (e.g. plans, test specifications, test procedures) and participate in the Verification Control Document evaluation;

  • Monitoring and control of system level test activities (e.g participation to test reviews, test readiness, test boards, NRBs, attendance to test execution) and the instruments integration and testing on the spacecraft.

  • Monitoring and control of the industrial activities related to the maintenance of the ground support equipments, including the instrument AIT/AIV and corresponding ground support equipments as well as their adequacy to support System Level Verification.

  • Support to Satellite, Instruments Reviews in the areas of EGSE, AIT and AIV;

  • Support to the launch campaign preparation, monitoring and control of all integration and test activities at the launch site;

  • Early identification of problem areas and support to their resolution;

  • Support the review and definition of the in flight and on-ground calibration and characterisation activities from an EGSE/AIT viewpoint.

Skills and Experience
  • You must have at least a Master Degree in Electrical or Aerospace Engineering.

  • You have at least six years of professional experience, including in functional AIT of spacecrafts.

  • You have a good experience in system testing and payloads functional tests.

  • You have a proven ability to work in a project team with a sense of cooperation and negotiation with colleagues at ESA or within Industry.

  • The function will require availability of the incumbent to witness tests and to participate to AIT activities for relative long periods abroad (incl. Japan), up to several months in the case of the satellite launch campaign.


Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of SECRET or above.

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