Quality Assurance Engineer (17-13-035)

Job Description


We are looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer for our client EUMETSAT. You will be part of the LEO QA Team which provides support to the LEO Division. Your tasks shall include the following:


  • Update the Programme specific QA plan as necessary
  • Follow-up the satellite procurement activities performed by ESA
  • Provide QA support during the storage phases of the satellites
  • Follow up any repair activity necessary on instruments embarked on Metop-C satellite
  • Support, monitor and witness (as requested) Satellite AIT activities regarding instruments
  • Manage and support the Anomalies Review Board (ARB) and Material Review Board (MRB)
  • Provide QA support during the launch preparation activities (as requested)
  • Participate to the launch campaign, if requested. The launch will take place in Centre Spatial Guyanais in Kourou, French Guyana.
  • Provide support to the definition of the QA procedures for the preparation of Phase C/D of the programmes
  • Provide QA support for the implementation of processes focussed in the area of the Ground Segment procurement
  • Provide support to the regular monitoring of established metrics on the main processes within Ground Segments
  • Provide QA support to the GS development activities
  • Preparation and support to the execution of project reviews process
  • Provide support to the QA requirements internal review process.
  • Provide QA support for the implementation of Configuration Management processes
  • Provide support to the LEO QA Manager for all Programme specific QA aspects and brief the LEO QA Manager on the main issues identified in the Programme specific meetings


Required Skills and Experience


  • You shall have the experience and capability to fulfil the assigned tasks autonomously and without supervision.
  • A university degree and a background of at least 5 years in space systems (space/ground segments) with at least 3 years of experience in project QA positions.


In detail,you shall demonstrate:

  • sound hands-on experience in QA processes definition, implementation, monitoring and control
  • sound hands-on experience in risks management and lessons learned processes
  • sound experience in a rational application of quality international standards (e.g. ISO and ECSS)
  • sound hands-on experience in managing, reporting and following of procured items
  • knowledge of project management and project planning, including the ability to identify and report on critical paths
  • some knowledge of requirements management tools, e.g. DOORS
  • ability to draft management reports and executive summaries in English
  • sound hands-on experience of working on collaborative programmes between different partners
  • very good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • good interpersonal skills, including mediation skills
  • very good attitude to team working


Desirable Skills and Experience


  • Knowledge of French would be an asset


Work Location


Darmstadt, Germany




Start of Work: September 2017

Application Deadline: 29 May 2017

Important Notes

Before applying to this position, please read the page How to Apply.
Applicants must be EU citizens or have a valid work and residence permit in Germany.
Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process.

Job Application

Please send your applications electronically to career@solenix.ch before the application deadline 29 May 2017.