System and Software Engineer (18-11-054)

Job Description

We are looking for a System and Software Engineer for our client ESTEC. You will join the team responsible for implementing the Luxembourg National Space programme. As such you will support the implementation of technical activities, maintain interfaces with the relevant Prime Contractors or subsystem responsible industry/research institute for the assigned projects.

You will also be involved in the System team of Small Satellite or Cubesat project in activities related to System tasks from early definition phase to implementation phase and launch/operations phase. In this context, your tasks will include:

  • maintain interfaces with the ESA technical specialists for ad-hoc support.
  • support system and subsystem reviews of the assigned project.
  • follow up technical issues arising on the assigned projects and participate in risk reduction activities.
  • help define operations and support the in-orbit commissioning phase of the projects.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years' system experience.
  • Expert knowledge of System and more specifically of avonics, mechanics and communication subsystem through the complete lifecycle, including mission design/operations, systems design & AIV and subsystem technologies/products.
  • Broad knowledge of/experience in the practical application of tailored engineering/quality standards to Small Satellite, IOD missions and CubeSat projects.
  • Expert knowledge of S/C system and mission design, incl. system design modelling tools and Concurrent Engineering applied to space mission assessment and design.
  • Knowledge of System of Systems (SoS) architecting and related tools (such as System Architect, Focal Point, etc.) and frameworks (e.g. MODAF, TOGAF).
  • Knowledge and practice in the application of ESA SE Standards (e.g. ECSS-E-10 series) and SW engineering.
  • Frequent travel to Luxembourg.


Work Location

Noordwijk, Netherlands


Start of Work: February 2019

Application Deadline: 08 January 2019

Important Notes

Before applying to this position, please read the page How to Apply.
Applicants must be EU citizens or have a valid work and residence permit for the above-mentioned work location.
Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process.

Job Application

Please send your applications electronically to before the application deadline 08 January 2018.