ESA is hiring a Vega and Space Rider Avionics AIT Engineer

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  • Vacancy type: Permanent

    Location: Frascati, Italy

    Closing date for applications: 01-04-2021


    ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. For this purpose, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.



    • Acting as Avionics System AIT Technical Authority, ensuring the necessary harmonisation in the activities in this area for both the Vega and Space Rider Development and Exploitation Programmes, in particular coherence between subsystem and system perimeters, and properly tracking all the evolutions in your area of responsibility;
    • Closely following up the Vega and Vega-C Exploitation Electrical Integration and Testing both in Europe and French Guiana, in close coordination with the STS/PVA and Product Assurance teams;
    • Contributing to the definition and maintenance of the relevant interface specifications between Vega and Vega-C Launcher System and the Launch Complex within the perimeter of the electrical and avionics activities;
    • Supporting the Vega and Vega-C qualification monitoring on the supervision of the qualified status within the Avionics System domain;
    • Assessing industry requests for changes and non-conformances within your area of responsibility;
    • Under the coordination of the Space Rider Avionics Focal Point, managing the technical activities in the area of Space Rider System Electrical Assembly and Integration, including HWIL and Avionics Test Bay architectural design, interface definition, verification register, operational follow-up, contribution to non-conformity and deviation processing, combined test campaign follow-up, participation in the flight campaign, post-flight exploitation and refurbishment activities;
    • Supporting the Vega and Space Rider programmes on the preparation and implementation of the main milestones, evaluating the industrial deliverables and supporting their formal acceptance by the Agency;
    • Drafting relevant Agency documentation in your area of responsibility (e.g. Statements of Work), evaluating the industrial proposal and supporting the negotiation of industrial contracts;
    • Exhaustive systematic reporting of the status and criticalities of the activities in your area of responsibility.


    Technical competencies

    Knowledge of relevant technical domains

    Knowledge of ESA and industrial development, verification and procurement processes

    ESA Space systems development, verification and review processes and standards

    Knowledge of the ESA standards and programmes

    Experience in driving and supervising Industrial activities

    Proven experience in supporting specific electrical AIT campaigns and of their technical and programmatic requirements in the Space Transportation domain

    Broad experience in AIT and avionics for space transportation systems in industry and in ESA programmes is
    considered an asset



    Master’s degree in a relevant engineering field.


    The closing date for applications is 1 April 2021.


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