Senior AIV Engineer

  • Senior AIV Engineer

    April 2019. Initially for two years with possible extension of 2 more years (1 plus 1)

    For one of our main customers, EUMETSAT, we are currently looking for a Senior AIV Engineer. The consultant will work at EUMETSAT Headquarters, located in Darmstadt, Germany.

Job overview

EUMETSAT is an intergovernmental organisation created through an international Convention agreed by 30 European Member States. The primary objective of EUMETSAT is to establish, maintain and exploit European systems of operational meteorological satellites, taking into account as far as possible the recommendations of the World Meteorological Organization.

For one of our main customers, EUMETSAT, we are currently looking for a Senior AIV Engineer. The consultant will work at EUMETSAT Headquarters, located in Darmstadt, Germany.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • We are looking for a senior level AIV engineer to support the AIV engineering activities foreseen for the integration, validation and verification of the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) system. The main tasks of the MTG AIV team will include:
  • Generation of Test Specifications for the MTG System AIV;
  • Generation of Test Results Analysis reports;
  • Generation of Non Test Based Verification reports;
  • Interaction with the MTG System Team for the procurement of test data identified in the Test Specifications, including the analysis of received deliverables and attending acceptance tests;
  • Identification and development of additional tools to generate ad-hoc test data or to analyse the test results;
  • Generate test data using the available tools;
  • Generate test data by reconditioning/modifying the ones procured in coordination with the MTG system team;
  • Configuration management of tools / test data sets.
  • You will also contribute to the following:
  • Acceptance of the MTG facilities before their integration in the MTG system;
  • Maintain the AIV schedule in coordination with the AIV engineering responsible;
  • Evolution of the VCD in coordination with the Requirements verification team;
  • Preparation of test procedure, including the automatic test procedures, and execution of tests in coordination with the Tests preparation and execution team.


  • In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) engineering, physics, or software (or similar, the consultant shall have at least five years experience in the following areas:
  • Between 5 to 7 years of relevant experience in the following:
  • Proven background with the development of System and/or Ground Segments for Earth Observation;
  • Direct involvement in AIV activities for data processing chains of Earth Observation Systems, including generation of Test Specifications, specification and procurement/development of test tools and of test data;
  • The analysis and reporting of verification results versus associated requirements.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills (working language for the position is English);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team;
  • Works on many phases or sub-tasks of project or entire projects of moderate complexity;
  • May lead technical staff;
  • Experienced with a number of systems;
  • Subject Matter Expert in at least one area or system;
  • Working knowledge of a number of other areas of specialization.
  • You will also possess experience in:
  • Software specification, design and development, including relevant standards;
  • Higher programming languages, such as Python, C/C++, Java, bash scripting.
  • Desirable Skills and Experience:
  • Experience in use and/or development of software frameworks, use of automating Tools for System deployment, testing and configuration;
  • Experience in writing SW documentation;
  • Familiarity with the ECSS standard;
  • Familiarity with IBM DOORs;
  • Experience in development of automatic tests.
  • The official languages of EUMETSAT are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore the Key person must be able to work effectively in this language and have knowledge of the other. Good communication skills are essential for the fulfilment of the tasks requiring interaction.

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.