EPS-SG Test Data & Test Tools Engineer

Darmstadt, Germany
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RHEA Group is currently recruiting an EPS-SG Test Data & Test Tools Engineer to support the overall system and ground segment V&V activities for the new EPS-SG system at our client’s premises in Darmstadt, Germany.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Contribution to the in-house development and validation of test data and their maintenance.

  • Contribution to the in-house development and validation of test tools and their maintenance.

  • Provide consultancy for the consolidation of the development logic for test tools / test data and compilation of the associated schedule.

  • Provide consultancy for procurements of test tools / test data, including the analysis of received deliverables and attending acceptance tests.

  • Provide consultancy for acceptance of test tools / test data provided by partners (such as ESA, CNES, DLR).

  • Provide consultancy for the simulation of test data sets for V&V using available tools; generation of test data sets using real data from satellite and instrument on-ground tests or in-orbit operation.

  • Provide consultancy for the implementation of an infrastructure to host test tools and test data.

  • Provide consultancy for configuration management of tools / test data sets, using applicable EUMETSAT processes.

  • Provide consultancy for the preparation of V&V tests of processing chains, such as preparation of test specifications and procedures, specifically for aspects related to use of test tools and test data.

  • Contribute to the execution of V&V tests of processing chains, specifically for the analysis of test results, inter alia using developed test analysis tools, with documentation of the results in test reports.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • University degree in the domain of engineering, physics or equivalent.

  • At least 3 years of general experience with on-ground processing of data from satellite instruments for Earth observation.

  • At least 3 years of hands-on involvement in V&V activities for on-ground processing chains, including production of test tools and of test data.

  • At least 3 years of experience with software specification, design and development and relevant standards.

  • To have the capability to write accurate and consistent technical documentation,

  • Fluency in English

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • Direct involvement in preparation of test plans, specifications, procedures and reports.


Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of SECRET or above.


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