Job id: 851 - Ground Segment Integration and Verification (I&V) Engineer

Organisation:  Grafton Technology

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One of our space clients based in Germany is seeking a Ground Segment Integration and Verification (I&V) Engineer to provide consultancy in the field of integration and verification and in the development of the ground segment of a satellite system. The Contractor will provide consultancy to the Overall Ground Segment (OGS) Team in the Low Earth Orbit Division (LEO) and provide consultancy to the Ground Segment development activities.


The deadline for applications is 03/03/2017.



The Contractor shall provide consultancy for the Integration and Verification (I&V) activities of the OGS. During the OGS development, the Contractor will typically be involved in tasks related to the planning, preparation and execution of OGS I&V activities and following up / assessing I&V activities performed as part of the OGS procurements.


Typical tasks will include:

  • Contribute to the production of all OGS I&V documents during Phases B2/C, and their implementation in Phase D.
  • Update and maintain the OGS I&V related schedule in coordination with Project Control.
  • Coordinate the I&V approach with the System team to ensure coherence and completeness of the approaches at OGS and System levels.
  • Follow and assess the IV&V approach of all contributing elements of the OGS and ensure compatibility with the overall OGS I&V Plan.
  • Establish and maintain the verification control mechanisms.
  • Ensure that accurate metrics on I&V progress are maintained.
  • Ensure the implementation of the OGS I&V plan through lower level test documentation, processes, test execution and relevant OGS reviews.
  • Attend sub segment I&V tests as observer, witnessing tests where requirements are verified.
  • Identify the acquisition of all necessary Test Tools and Test Data.
  • Provide consultancy to validation activities managed by the Sentinel-6/Jason-CS System Team.
  • Report on a weekly and monthly basis to OGS Management.



University degree in engineering (e.g. space or software engineering), or equivalent.



  • The ability to analyse complex situations, identify critical areas and produce accurate and concise analyses and recommendations.
  • The ability to fulfil the assigned tasks autonomously, be able to plan work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks and work in a rigorous way to agreed deadlines.
  • At least 5 years of general experience in the field of engineering of space and/or ground systems, preferably in the area of Earth observation from space.
  • At least 3 years of involvement in the preparation and/or execution of I&V activities at Ground Segment level of such Systems.
  • Experience with the preparation of test plans, test specifications and/or test procedures, prepared for I&V of such Systems.
  • Experience of multi-level verification processes and implementation.
  • Familiarity with procurement and use of Test Tools and Test Data.
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills, flexibility, and strengths in analysis and pragmatic judgement are required.
  • Good computer skills with strong experience with/ability to use MS Office software
  • (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.) and with interacting with Unix-based systems.
  • Good English skills are essential.

The following would be additional assets:

  • Proficiency in using DOORS.
  • Knowledge of systems development lifecycle.
  • Knowledge of ECSS standards.

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