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Galileo System Engineer
Job Category: Ground Segment
Sub Category:
Job Type: Full-Time
Duration: 5
Post/Zip Code:
Posted: 06-11-2020
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Degree Title: Engineering, Mathematics or Computing
Minimum Experience: 3 Year
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Status
Job Status: Sourcing
No of Jobs: 3
Start Publishing: 06-11-2020
Stop Publishing: 08-11-2022
Praha, Czech Republic

The System Engineer will be involved in the system and infrastructure engineering and development activities related to the exploitation of the Galileo System deployed in various sites (e.g. Galileo Control Centres, Galileo Security Monitoring Centres, Service facilities) and managed by the Agency. He/she will also contribute to the management of the industrial contracts supporting the GSA activities (e.g. Galileo WP1X).

The System Engineer tasks and responsibilities will in principle include:

  • Contribute to the technical management of the system and segment infrastructure activities;
  • Support the follow up of the system definition, design, qualification and acceptance activities for the different GSA service provider infrastructure evolutions (for Galileo First and Second Generation);
  • Specify, design and follow up the evolutions of the Ground infrastructure, to be implemented by industrial contracts;
  • Participate in the system engineering processes for managing requirements through the lifecycle of the system and ground segments;
  • Support the technical analysis of the architecture and specifications for system and ground segment upgrades to ensure coherence and compatibility with the system in exploitation and identify impacts on baseline technical documentation;
  • Support the definition of an overall System Integration and Verification (I&V) Programme, ensuring consistency between system and segments verification but also between verification and validation activities;
  • Establish a System upgrades deployment/migration plan consistent with service continuity needs;
  • Monitor the qualification status, following up anomaly resolution through the implementation of Work Arounds, fast fixes, midterm-long term correction;
  • Maintain the qualification status, assessing any changes with respect to impact on system qualification;
  • Verify that the system upgrades are under configuration control prior to handover to operations team;
  • Follow up the development of the Galileo Second Generation from the system and infrastructure point of view;
  • Represent the GSA in the relevant boards as necessary (including but not limited to Change Control Boards, Anomaly Review Boards, Qualification Review Board, Acceptance Review Board);
  • Support the GSA management as needed.

University degree in the exact sciences, such as engineering, physics, mathematics or computer science

A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma when the normal period of university education is four years or more
A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma and at least one year of appropriate professional experience when the normal period of university education is three years

Prefered Skills

The Selection Board responsible for this selection will determine the criteria to be assessed in the various phases of the selection procedure (assessment of the application forms, interview and written test) prior to being granted access to the names of the applicants. All essential criteria will be assessed during the applications evaluation phase.

Non-compliance with any of the essential criteria may result in the exclusion of the candidate from the selection process. Advantageous criteria constitute additional assets and will not result in exclusion, if not fulfilled.

When filling the online application, candidates are expected to include elements that demonstrate that their profile matches the requirements below.

Essential criteria

  1. University degree in the exact sciences, such as engineering, physics, mathematics or computer science;
  2. Experience in system and/or ground segment engineering, verification and qualification activities;
  3. Excellent command of both written and spoken English;

Advantageous criteria

  1. Experience in project management and in leading/managing complex industrial procurement activities and contracts;
  2. Good expertise and background in space systems, preferably in an international environment;

Behavioural competencies

  1. Motivation;
  2. Excellent communication skills with ability to be concise on complex subjects;
  3. Solution-oriented mind-set and collaborative attitude;
  4. Excellent organisational and planning skills;
  5. Strong negotiation skills;
  6. Ability to deliver quality results under pressure and prioritise tasks.
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