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    Full-time Position
  • Background
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  • Experience Required
    1 - 2 Years
  • Degree Required
    • Province
      Den Haag
    • Date Posted
      October 01,2020
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    Software Product Assurance Engineer Support

    Are you a Software Engineer with experience in applying ECSS S/W standards?

    We are looking for a Software PA Support Engineer who will join the Octagon Professionals projects team at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk (ESTEC). Read more about this exciting opportunity and apply today!

    Your responsibilities:

    • Contribute to the establishment of the programmatic and technical software PA requirements within the framework of the ESA Software policy.
    • Evaluate Contractors’ plans, technical specifications, and efforts proposed for the execution of the S/W PA program.
    • Monitor and evaluate S/W PA analyses, reports, and technical notes.
    • Participate to project reviews, meetings, Configuration Control Boards, Non-conformance Review Boards, and Software Review Boards.
    • Prepare design trade-offs, analyses, and reports using metrics to support project decisions.
    • Participate in software product evaluations and process assessments.
    • Establish and maintain databases to track NCRs, RFWs, action items etc. as required.
    • Agile practices.
    • Quality assurance for Machine Learning models.
    • Big Data software architectures and life cycles.
    • Data quality assurance.
    • Cyber-security assurance.
    • Hands-on experience with static code analysis and tools.
    • Alternative software development life cycles, continuous integration, and tools.


    • Master’s degree in software engineering or computer science with a background on space engineering.
    • Relevant professional working experience.
    • Familiarity with space product assurance practices together with a good working knowledge of appropriate working tools.
    • Practical experience in applying ECSS S/W standards.
    • Knowledge and proven experience in the following areas: Configuration management of complex systems & Software engineering and PA in critical applications.

    We offer:

    • Attractive remuneration package and advice on tax-free benefits.
    • Up to 30 vacation days & additional 12 public holidays based on the 40h working week.
    • Advice from our Learning & Development Specialist on most suitable training/courses.
    • Extra budget and up to 5 extra days off for your professional development.
    • Pension contribution to a tailor-made pension scheme.
    • A yearly subscription to the ESTEC gym facilities and swimming pool.
    • Assistance with relocation in case you are moving to The Netherlands from abroad.

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