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Head of the Ground Software Systems and Functional Verification Section

European Space Agency


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Lead Ground-Breaking Space Software Systems at the European Space Agency


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Noordwijk, Netherlands

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In-person- Noordwijk Netherlands

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Join the European Space Agency (ESA), a beacon of innovation and diversity in space technology, and contribute to the cutting-edge developments in ground software systems. ESA is dedicated to creating an inclusive work environment and fostering diversity among its team. As a prominent organization in the space sector, ESA offers a stimulating workplace that's at the forefront of engineering excellence and technological advancement.

  • Management of the Ground Software Systems and Functional Verification Section within the Software Systems Division.
  • Overseeing resources and activities, including the development and validation of EGSE, simulators, and test benches.
  • Direct involvement in AIT and AIV for functional verification.
  • Active contribution to operational activities and project support.
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in design, technology development, and relevant technical domains.
  • Proven ability to lead a team or manage experts in a project or R&D environment.
  • Strong leadership, relationship management, communication, problem-solving, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Results-driven with a focus on achieving objectives.
  • Must be eligible for access to controlled technology and hardware, adhering to European and US export regulations.

ESA offers a positive work culture, opportunities for professional growth, and the chance to enhance operational procedures. Note that applications are invited from nationals of specific States and selected candidates will undergo a basic pre-employment screening.

The European Space Agency is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We are currently seeking a Head of the Ground Software Systems and Functional Verification Section in the Software Systems Division, Systems Department, Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.

The role entails managing the Section, its resources and activities. The Section covers the areas of EGSE, simulators and test benches, their development and validation as well as their use in AIT and AIV for functional verification. You will also be required to carry out and to contribute to operational activities within the technical domains of the Section, in line with the implementation of the matrix structure for the project support.

Job requirements include a Master’s degree in Computer Science with solid experience related to the technical domains of the Section, substantial experience in relevant fields of design and technology development, and the potential to manage individuals or a team of experts in a project or R&D setting. Strong leadership capabilities, relationship management and communication skills, problem-solving skills, planning and organisational skills, and a strong results orientation are also required.

Benefits include a positive and motivating working environment, professional development opportunities, and the chance to contribute to the continuous improvement of working procedures. Applicants must be eligible to access technology and hardware which is subject to European and US export control regulations. The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.

Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of certain States. Successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment conducted by an external background screening service.


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