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Date added: 12 February 2018

Organisation: EUMETSAT

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Application deadline: 01 March 2018

The EUMETSAT Polar System of Second Generation (EPS-SG) will monitor weather, the environment and climate from the mid-morning polar orbit over a period of 21 years based on three successive pairs of Metop-SG satellites developed by ESA - the first of which is planned to be launched in 2021/2023. Each pair of satellites will embark a total of eleven instruments.

EUMETSAT is the system authority for the development of the full EPS-SG system, develops the overall ground segment, and is responsible for the ground segment and system integration, verification and validation and the exploitation of the full system.

Reporting to the EPS-SG Ground Segment Technical Manager, the Integration Verification & Validation (IV&V) Engineer will, within the EPS-SG IV&V team, prepare and conduct Integration, Verification and Validation (IV&V) activities of the EPS-SG overall ground segment, as part of the full EPS-SG system, and manage the related IV&V Service Contract.

The main duties of the post will be as follows:

  • Maintain the IV&V Plan for the EPS-SG Overall Ground Segment, and ensure consistency with the IV&V Plan of the full EPS-SG system;
  • Ensure the compatibility of the EPS-SG IV&V Plan with the testing approach adopted for each individual element of the ground segment;
  • Manage the production of all ground segment documents related to IV&V during phase C, and their use during Phase D;
  • Prepare and conduct the IV&V activities for the EPS-SG Overall Ground Segment in coordination and consistency with all relevant EPS-SG system-level IV&V activities;
  • Manage industrial service contract(s) for IV&V activities as necessary;
  • Ensure availability of adequate test data and tools required for ground segment testing;
  • Update and maintain the schedule and associated resource profile for Ground Segment IV&V activities taking into account the actual status of the ground segment elements;
  • Chair relevant IV&V meetings, including Test Readiness Reviews and Test Review Boards;
  • Participate in relevant test activities of the two sub-segments of the EPS-SG ground segment developed by Industry;
  • Establish and maintain accurate metrics for measuring progress of ground segment IV&V progress in a form consistent with system level IV&V;
  • Lead the identification and handling of IV&V related risks;
  • Support early EPS-SG ground segment operations, during commissioning;
  • Contribute as needed to other EUMETSAT development programmes.

To learn more about the role and how to apply download the job description for vacancy EUM/VN (18)03.

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