Satellite Test Engineer (ETS)




Sapienza Consulting is recruiting Satellite Test Engineer(s) with (ability to obtain) security clearance to work on-site at the European Test Facilities and support ongoing ESA missions.

Responsibilities of the Test Engineer

  • Conduct Test at unit, subsystem and satellite level:
  • Type of test: Electrical interface unit tests, functional tests, subsystem test and system test.
  • Subsystems: On Board Computer, Attitude and Orbit Control System, Propulsion, Payload, Thermal Control System, Power, Security System, TT&R.
  • Level of responsibility depends on your capabilities. Test Operator or Test Conductor
  • Constant monitoring of the satellite health
  • Writing and maintaining test procedures and hardware work instructions.
  • Scripting and maintaining test sequences.
  • Preparation of test reports with evaluation of test data.
  • Preparation and participation to test reviews (TRR, PTR, TRB).
  • Either internal or external with presence of the customer.
  • Finding, analyzing and solving the non-conformance of the Satellite in close collaboration with subsystem’s responsible.
  • Preparation of test setups: Satellite connections (Non-Flight) EGSE connections, SAAPs connections
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment

Profile of the Test Engineer

  • Degree in aerospace engineering, electrical engineering or other engineering field
  • Good knowledge in one or more of the following areas: On Board Computer, Attitude and Orbit Control System, Propulsion, Payload, Thermal Control System, Power, Security System, TT&R.
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience:
  • Testing at unit, subsystem or satellite level.
  • Use of EGSE
  • Use of electrical measurement tools (Digital Multimeter, Oscilloscope, Laboratory voltage sources etc…)
  • Experience in Tcl/Tk or Python is a plus.
  • Experience with CCS system (e.g. CCS5, OCOE, etc) is a plus
  • Well-developed communication skills, used to work in a team
  • Ability to read, understand and apply technical manuals, data reports, mechanical schematics, electrical schematics and design specifications
  • Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, OneNote)
  • Sense of responsibility and an effective way of working
  • Comfortable to work under time constraint
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Must have EU Security Clearance (Secret) or be willing to undergo clearance processes
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

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