Software PA Support Engineer (ESA-ESTEC)


Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Software Product Assurance Support Engineer to work for ESA-ESTEC.

Responsibilities of the Software PA Support Engineer

  • Contribute to the establishing of the programmatic and technical software PA requirements within the framework of the ESA Software policy.
  • Evaluate Contractors’ plans, technical specifications and efforts proposed for the execution of the S/W PA programme.
  • Monitor and evaluate S/W PA analyses, reports and technical notes.
  • Participate to project reviews, meetings, Configuration Control Boards, Non-conformance Review Boards and Software Review Boards.
  • Prepare design trade-offs, analyses and reports using metrics to support project decisions.
  • Participate to software product evaluations and process assessments.
  • Establish and maintain databases to track NCRs, RFWs, action items etc. as required.

Profile of the Software PA Support Engineer

  • Master’s degree in software engineering or computer science
  • At least 4 years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Knowledge and proven experience in the following areas:
  • – Configuration management of complex systems.
    – Software engineering and PA in critical applications.

Experience on (or knowledge of) some of the following areas:

  • Agile practices (e.g. Scrum Master / Product Owner; other Agile frameworks as SAFE, Lean or Kanban).
  • Quality assurance for Machine Learning models.
  • Big Data software architectures and lifecycles.
  • Data quality assurance.
  • Cyber-security assurance, security evaluation and certification, ISO-27001.
  • Hands-on experience with static code analysis and tools.
  • Alternative software development lifecycles, continuous integration and tools.
  • Familiarity with space product assurance practices together with a good working knowledge of appropriate working tools.
  • Practical experience in applying ECSS S/W standards.
  • 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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