Flight Dynamics Operations Engineer (JUICE)

Application deadline
Friday, June 7, 2019
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You will have the opportunity to provide engineering support with a focus on Test and Validation for Science Missions. The main activities will be related to JUICE mission.

Tasks and Activities
  • Test and Validation:
    • Execution of and support to operational tasks
    • Validation of operational Flight Dynamics products, such as command parameter sets, reports, event predictions and acquisition data before delivery to FCT and other users)
  • Flight Dynamics Application Layer:
    • Maintenance of elements of the Flight Dynamics Application Layer
  • Flight Dynamics System Development:
    • Specification of modifications, enhancements and additions to existing software elements
    • Implementation of modifications, enhancements and additions to existing software elements
    • Installation of modifications, enhancements and additions to existing software elements on operational platform(s)- design, coordination and implementation of tests
    • Participation in tests
    • Set-up procedures
    • Flight Dynamics (Sub-)System  configuration
    • Coordination of internal and external interfaces and activities across subsystems
  • General Flight Dynamics operations engineering activities
Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • You have a University degree in a relevant engineering field, astronomy, mathematics or physics
  • You are able to apply your knowledge to develop solutions to technical  (mathematical and dynamical) problems in cooperation with customers and other experts
  • You are able to define, implement, validate and operate software which applies the above solutions (using e.g. Unix and/or Linux scripting languages, Fortran 77 and/or 95, C++)
  • You are willing to take operational responsibility in multi-discipline teams
  • You are fluent in English, both in speech and writing
  • You are able coordinate and interact with other service providers in operations and other fields.
  • You are able to work independently

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • You are familiar with the ESOC environment
  • You have experience with Flight Dynamics operations engineering tasks
  • You have experience dealing with external interfaces
  • You have experience with Oracle/Solaris and/or Linux, network services and protocols, and system administration
  • You are able to multi-task efficiently; working on multiple activities, multiple subsystems and if applicable multiple missions simultaneously.


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


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