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RT-S/NAV-PRS/00071 Software Engineer for EGNOS Development

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Serco Nederland BV,/ Serco Services GmbH, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multi-national Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide.

Serco’s space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies - We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest on-site service provider with ca. 300 staff.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Software Engineer for EGNOS Development based at ESA, Toulouse, France.

Role Responsibility

Beyond  necessary  evolutions  to  face  obsolescence  issues  on  EGNOS  V2  ground  segment  equipment, some major EGNOS evolutions are in progress with EGNOS V3 both in terms of supported Missions and of architecture to face major changes on the space segment with the new generation of GPS satellites with new frequencies in the coming decade. New hardware and software needs to be developed, qualified and fielded to support new missions.

In addition, with the deployment of Galileo and the introduction of new capabilities in GPS, EGNOS  V3  is  also  an  opportunity  to  offer  improved  Safety  of  Life  (SoL)  services  to  Civil  Aviation  community  and  potentially  new  applications  for  Maritime  or  Land  users,  thus  consolidating EGNOS position as one of the leading edge GNSS Systems in the future. In  this  context,  EGNOS  V3  phase  CD  will  be  launched  in  the  near  future  supporting  Dual  Frequency (L1/L5) Multi-constellation (Galileo-GPS) SBAS operations.

The ideal post holder will provide the engineering support for the development of  EGNOS V3 Ground Segment in the area of Hardware and Software, in particular but not limited to,  for real-time and critical Subsystems development.

The activities to support include:

  • Engineering and management support of the software development and qualification at System and Subsystem level within EGNOS V3 Procurement.
  • Engineering  and  qualification  support of  the  software  safety  and  certification  aspects  related to HW and SW within EGNOS V3 Procurement.
  • Support to System and Subsystem Interface definition and verification.
  • Support to System Integration, Validation and Qualification campaigns.
  • Participate and witness the functional test campaigns at system level at subcontractors premises and on-site at the EGNOS sites.
  • Support to the review of System and Subsystems documentation for critical appraisal of Industrial deliveries.
  • Participate in Industrial subcontractors meetings and reviews in Subcontractor premises.
  • Participation  in  representation  of  ESA  in  the  V3  Non-Conformance  board  for  issues  raised in the V3 system.
  • Participating  within  EGNOS  Project  Office  team  to  Industrial  prime  meetings  and  reviews.
  • Support  the  EGNOS  Project  Office  team  in    Industrial  proposals  and  change  request evaluations.

Additionally, the successful candidate will perform the following tasks:

  • Reporting during the weekly Development team coordination meeting.
  • Monthly personal activities report supporting the service KPI collection.
  • Quarterly report in preparation to Industrial progress meeting.
  • Supporting the internal management and distribution of Industrial subcontractor documentation collected from reviews and meetings activities.
  • Collection, analysis and dissemination of results (Rids, MoMs ...) from reviews and meetings activities.
  • Quarterly activities plan with detailed description and associated missions to Industrial premises for the execution of the service.


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate assigned to carry out the above activities shall possess the following skills:

General skills:

  • Fluent English language (oral and written);
  • Fluent in French language oral is desirable;
  • Good knowledge of MS office tools;
  • Good knowledge of DOORs;

Specific skills:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in Engineering, physics or Computer science with proven knowledge and experience in the fields of Navigation and related data.
  • HW and SW real-time development experience.
  • Experiences in, procurement of industrial activities, in safety-critical software and real-time software development and verification.
  • Experience in the integration, verification and qualification of large software systems.
  • Knowledge of SBAS Systems and have sufficient knowledge of the Civil Aviation domain (mission, organization, standards, etc...).
  • Knowledge in EGNOS development applicable standards (ECSS, DO-178B, DO-254).
  • Experience with simulation tools development and utilization.
  • Knowledge of the EGNOS System, design and qualification.



Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. 

For positions located within the Darmstadt Support Office please note that only applicants with no family affiliation within the Company will be considered.

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Package Description

Highly competitive salary 

Corporate Benefits Package 

Relocation Assistance (if applicable)

Further information available from the Serco Europe Recruitment Team

About the Company

Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services, employing over 50,000 people in over 20 countries.

We work closely with the European Government Institutions & Space Agencies providing crucial Services with over 300 staff members.

The services we provide are often of critical importance to the communities and nations we serve, Providing public services is one of the most satisfying and rewarding careers you can have, you have an ability to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and to your community and country.

As a business which delivers “front-line” public services, employing tens of thousands of people, we are constantly developing and promoting people; our need for skilled professionals is insatiable and few companies can offer as many opportunities for individuals to grow their careers

What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service – To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here.

Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action.

If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you

A career with Serco offers the chance to work with both inspirational people and innovative contracts, in a dynamic and exciting environment.

We have a mandate to execute brilliantly and our people lead and inspire based on our core values, Trust, Care, Pride and Innovation.

Take pride in what you do.

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