Data Circulation Test Engineer

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Our expertise in critical applications and information systems makes us the preferred partner in the fields of defense and security, space, aeronautics, energy and l industry, in France and abroad.

The activities performed by the key-person will be an input for the overall system and ground segment V&V activities. The key-person will typically be involved in tasks related to the EPS-SG or MTG V&V activities with focus on the Data Circulation test.


Mandatory skills and relevant experience in:

  • University degree in the domain of engineering, physics or equivalent.
  • Proven experience in the verification and validation of large complex systems, with at least 3 years of general experience with on-ground processing of data from satellite instruments for Earth observation.
  • Hands-on involvement in data circulation V&V activities including generation of test plan, test specification, procedures and test reports for end-to-end processing chains.
  • At least 3 years of experience with software specification, design and development and relevant standards.
  • Some experience with definition and development of test tools and generation of test data sets.
  • System requirements management and functional/architectural modelling, with support of tools (e.g. DOORS).
  • Configuration Control processes and tools.
  • Good skills in higher programming language (e.g. C++, Fortran,…);
  • Working with UNIX and Linux operating systems;

Additional skills and experience (considering as an added value):

  • Be able to fulfil the assigned tasks with a minimum of supervision and systematic approach to work, be able to plan the work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks;
  • Be able to plan his/her work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks;
  • Ability to write accurate and consistent technical documentation;
  • Good skills in higher programming language (e.g. C++, Fortran,…);
  • Working with UNIX and Linux operating systems;
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written) and be willing to work in a team of engineers and in cooperation with industry and partner agencies.
  • Familiarity with the ECSS standards.


The following responsibilities are foreseen (not limited to):

  • Create and maintain the IV&V system data circulation test plan, test specification and test procedures, test tools and test data.
  • Coordinate and supervise the execution of the system data circulation tests (this includes coordination with external entities (ie. partners and industry) as well as EUMETSAT teams (e.g. OGS and MME teams, to harmonize tests with simulated and real external interfaces).
  • For all relevant test activities consolidate the test results, generate test reports and perform the necessary analysis.
  • Identification of the suite of test tools and test data required to support V&V activities.
  • Contribution to the in-house development and validation of test tools and their maintenance.
  • Support the acceptance of test tools / test data provided by partners (such as ESA, CNES, DLR), ie. instrument data simulator and ground processor prototype.
  • Contribution to the preparation and execution of V&V tests of end-to-end processing chains, such as preparation of test specifications and procedures, test tools and test data.
  • Development of test tool and test data.
  • Participation in relevant internal and external meetings.
  • Regular review of documentation dealing with requirements, system concepts, architecture and design, technical analyses, to identify information of importance for test tools/test data.
  • In addition, and with the same aim, analysis of documents provided by other teams in EUMETSAT and by external partners.
  • Support for the preparation of documentation for  system level reviews.


Tagged as: C++, DOORS, fortran, unix/linux, configuration control, test tools, test data sets, data circulation v&v

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