The high-tech and innovative Terma Group develops products and systems for defence, non-defence and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft and vessels, space technology, and aero-structures for the aircraft industry.
Terma is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and the U.S.
The Space Business Area contributes with mission-customized software and hardware products including power systems and star trackers as well as services to support a number of in-orbit pioneering European scientific and Earth observation satellite missions. Additionally, Terma is contracted for the development and delivery of software and hardware systems and services for numerous ongoing and future European, and international missions.
Terma Space operates out of Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Germany, the UK.
For our customer, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are seeking an experienced Software (DevOps) Engineer to work at ESA’s ESTEC site in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
You will join Terma’s service team providing specialist IT support to ESA/ESTEC’s Quality Dept (TEC-Q) with the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality (TEC).
The Dept. needs a dedicated IT infrastructure, in addition to standard ESA IT infrastructure (desktops, email etc.), to support the various laboratories and applications that they need to provide test and measurement services for materials and EEE components used in space missions as well as general Product Assurance and Safety Engineering support to ESA projects. This infrastructure includes dedicated computing resources and requires a software development and deployment capability to host and maintain the applications used by ESA and the wider space community.
Currently Terma’s TEC-Q IT team is providing the following Service Items (SI’s):
Software analysis, development, maintenance, and operation.
Design, development, and maintenance of databases.
Software license management.
User training and support.
Technical support for the design, installation, operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment installation, operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Your specific tasks will resolve around support to a number of software tools, either COTS tools e.g. National Instruments LabView (for monitoring and controlling of the test facilities), IBM Doors (used to create a database of requirements based on ECSS standards), or software developed specifically for ESA by third parties to support laboratory measurements as below:
Software updates & new features development (SI.1)
Operations & Maintenance (SI.1)
Legacy & migration support e.g. TEC-QMS (SI.1)
Surveys on user support & maintenance (SI.1 & SI.5)
Technical Level 1 & 2 User Support (SI.5)
Security operation and implementation (SI.7)
Other smaller ad-hoc tasks in support of the Dept. IT infrastructure and processes can be expected.
In this you will be expected to interface directly with the user community and tackle operational aspects as needed.
This is a full-time position located at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
The requested start of work is May 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Qualifications & Competencies
The successful candidate shall have:
A university degree (minimum Bachelor) IT, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or similar. Professional IT certifications in lieu of Master’s degree would be acceptable.
At least 4 years relevant professional working experience, ideally within a large technical and/or international working environment.
Experience with software development, deployment, and operational support (DevOps).
Experience with CI/CD and associated tools e,g, Git, Jenkins.
Knowledge of IT Security aspect e.g. identity management.
Knowledge of a range of scripting languages e.g. Python, Perl, Bash.
Experience with heterogenous IT environments – Windows and Unix/Linux.
Experience with 1st and 2nd line user support, ideally in a technical/engineering environment.
Specific experience with:
Development in National Instruments LabView.
IBM Doors from a maintenance, support, and customization point of view e.g. DXL scripts.
Service orientation and ability to liaise with (engineering) end-users.
Have ability to troubleshoot, research and work through complex problems.
Self-driven as well as an organised team player.
Possess excellent English language skills.
Are a passionate and curious techie who loves to learn and identify with the wider ESA mission.
Prior knowledge and experience with ESA and/or space industry would be an asset.
What can Terma Offer?
At Terma, we consider skilled employees, enthusiasm and job satisfaction as the very foundation of our success and as a prerequisite for the development of the “best-in-class” solutions that Terma provides. We lead the way in applying new technology, offering a wide range of growth opportunities for each individual and emphasizing mutual respect across the board in our workplace.
Terma offers you a pleasant working environment at the customer site, where you will be able to take on challenging tasks and responsibilities in a highly professional company.
Great opportunities for training and personal development
Challenges in advanced technical environment
International and cosmopolitan working atmosphere
An employment contract with an attractive package with extra-legal benefits
Highly competitive salary
Support on re-location (if applicable)
Recruitment is depending on successful selection by the customer.
To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed please apply through the ‘Apply’ link below. Include an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter highlighting your background and expertise as well as earliest date of availability.
For further information, please contact Mr. Simon Mills
by telephone [+31 6 2326 2398] or by email [email@example.com].
Closing date: April 2nd 2021
Please note the following Legal & Security requirements:
Applicants must hold all appropriate permits to work in the EU.
Applicants are required to provide a copy of their ID/passport and degree/higher education certificate. Terma will validate the certificate with the issuing authority.
In line with ESA security requirements, an official Certificate of Good Conduct (or equivalent) and employment reference checks will be required at commencement of employment. Please attach a copy of any reference letters with your application if you have them.
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