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System Integration and Verification Engineer

Job Introduction

We have an exciting (and challenging) opening for a System Integration and Verification Engineer in Darmstadt

Dynamic, Energetic, Entrepreneurial, Highly Motivated, Resilient … If this describes you then we would love to hear from you :) Come and join talented diverse Serco team at the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) based in Darmstadt, Germany. 

Discover the offer below and click on ‘Apply’ if you know that your skillset and talents are a suitable match for this opportunity.

  • Serco – The employer of choice for a career within the Space Sector.

Serco are a trusted provider of services to National Space Agencies and the European Space Agency (ESA), we have over 40 years’ experience supporting the space sector and providing services for all stages of our customer’s space missions.

  • Join our community of space specialists across Europe

We are proud to support the European institutional Space landscape: Serco boasts an extensive network of Space professionals located at our offices in Darmstadt, Noordwijk, Frascati, Paris and Madrid, all within close proximity of our two largest space sector customers, European Space Agency/European Space Operations Centre (ESA/ESOC) and European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

  • Supporting Women in Aerospace

Diversity and Inclusion is extremely important to us. Supporting women's opportunities, development and visibility in the space sector is key and that is why we are proud members and supporters of Women in Aerospace Europe, a dynamic and global network supporting women's careers in Aerospace.

Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) – Supporting women in STEM (wia-europe.org)    


Role Responsibility

The scope of the role is to provide engineering support to the Multi-Mission Integration and Verification (I&V) of ground segments or sub-segments that are under the responsibility of EUMETSAT and that have been subject to development or evolutions. The systems support both EUMETSAT and Copernicus missions and the main tasks are split into three key activity areas: engineering activities for I&V, execution of I&V activities and contribution to validation activities.

As System Integration and Verification Engineer you will concentrate your activities on the following:

  • Verification Control: requirements to be verified by test propose/define the testing activities;
  • Observing and analysis of I&V tests run at segment and/or sub-segment level;
  • Writing of integration and verification test specifications;
  • Identification of test tools and test data needed and any planned tool development;
  • Write detailed test procedures;
  • Refine the test procedures by iterative process;
  • Set up the test tools and refine the test data;
  • Automatizing the test procedures for integration in automatic (non-regression) test-suites;
  • Maintenance of automated test suites;
  • Analysis of problems and management of anomalies;
  • Contribute to or prepare the I&V plans. Support the EUMETSAT team during the project reviews in relation to the I&V documentation (plans, VCD, RTS, etc.).

Execution of I&V activities and contribution to validation activities:

  • Scheduling and executing of all the integration and verification activities in close coordination with EUMETSAT;
  • Ensuring sufficiently in advance of execution that relevant procedures, tools and data are ready to be used;
  • Organising and holding, under the direction of EUMETSAT, the corresponding Test Readiness Reviews (TRR);
  • Performing the integration and verification activities and testing according to the plans, procedures and arrangements taken in the relevant readiness review, undertaking any required analysis of the results/issues and recording the outcome in relevant reports, and anomaly reports where necessary;
  • Performing assigned validation activities according to the plans, procedures and arrangements
  • Organising and participating in Test Review Board meetings in collaboration with EUMETSAT in which completion of the integration and verification activities will be assessed;
  • Maintaining the relevant VCD and recording the results of the tests in DOORS and VERDI;
  • Supporting Anomaly Review Board (ARB) meetings;
  • Liaising with EUMETSAT teams and development contractors for technical issues related to the utilisation of the facilities, the communication of anomalies, the follow-up of their resolution and installation of patches or new releases.

Successful Candidate

Do you think you are the person we are looking for? See below what experience or knowledge you should bring:

Strongly desirable:

  • Experience in benchmarking and stress testing
  • Structured software development and verification
  • Software maintenance, performance monitoring
  • ECSS standards
  • Experience in operational environments under strict change control
  • Configuration control
  • Known applications on Near real-time, Earth observation data processing, archiving and distribution
  • Automated Testing
  • Requirements and verification management using DOORS and VERDI
  • Operating systems: UNIX/Linux and Windows
  • Scripting languages in a Linux environment

Considered as an advantage:

  • Programming languages: C/C++, Java, Javascript, XML, Perl, Tcl/Tk
  • Relational databases: MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL
  • Networking: Internet protocols, TCP/IP programming, network monitoring



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Package Description

What we offer if you join our amazing team:

• Competitive Salary 

• Corporate Benefits Package 

• Support provided to EU Nationals requiring relocation – Information available upon request

• Company events

About the Company

Why should you join Serco ?

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

A world of opportunity - You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

Great people - You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

What we offer

  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play when managing complex public services.  

We are a team of 60,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


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