Software and PA Support Engineer

  • Software and PA Support Engineer

    Deadline for applications: 16/07/2019

    ATG Europe is recruiting a Software Product Assurance Support Engineer to work for ESA-ESTEC.

Job overview

The European Space Agency is ATGs biggest client. They are an international organisation with 22 member states with sites in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK and Belgium. ESA is Europes gateway to Space!

ATG Europe is recruiting a Software Product Assurance Support Engineer to work for ESA-ESTEC.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • 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.


  • Masters 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.

What do we offer

ATG Europe offers excellent working conditions and provides you with all the necessary means to further your career. We believe that training and education, combined with regular assessments and a personal development plan, will create the best environment for growth. If needed we also assist you with settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children. ATG will help in any way it can, including a relocation budget that is applicable for ATG staff as well as employees working at one of our clients.