Senior Configuration Management Engineer

Website germany_cs DER/PLC/21/05

Deadline to apply: 10th December 2021

Possible starting date: As soon as possible

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We are looking for a Senior Configuration Management Engineer. The selected key person will join our on-site service team being involved on a daily basis on LEO EUMETSAT Programs.


Mandatory skills:

  • Proven significant knowledge and experience in specifying, reviewing and implementing Configuration Management plans, processes and working practices, or at least extensive experience in providing management support to programmes or projects in development;
  • Significant experience in project development methodologies, and in particular in configuration management including the definition or review of upstream source code configuration management requirements, control of configuration evolutions of systems (software, hardware, databases, satellite and ground system procedures, documents, media, COTS software and COTS Licences), up to the testing and deployment of new releases on configuration controlled environments;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with configuration management tools (e.g. Serena Dimensions CM, Jira or Clearcase) or business process management tools (electronic workflows);
  • Experience of software development on a medium or large size project;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with process modelling tools and techniques.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of a Configuration Management, Quality Assurance or Project Management standard (e.g. ISO, ANSI, ECSS, CMMI);
  • Proven experience in planning, developing and implementing training sessions and/or coaching sessions to users and stakeholders. Experience in providing training sessions to a wide range of users and stakeholders.

Additional skills (considering as an added value):

  • Experience acquired in the frame of European or International space projects;
  • Administration of a change and configuration management or a business process management tool;
  • SQL programming;
  • Programming with a scripting language such as Perl, Python or
  • Knowledge of software testing methodologies and tools.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

The Key Person will be integrated within the Information Management and Configuration Management Competence Area of the Process Assurance and Management Support Division (PRS).

The following tasks and responsibilities (not limited to) are foreseen:

  • Managing the documentation under configuration control according to the agreed procedures and supporting the release of relevant configuration lists/reports;
  • Act as secretary of Configuration Control Board meetings, prepare and convene the meetings, analyse the proposed engineering changes, prepare the relevant Minutes of Meeting, and notify the external entities as necessary;
  • Follow up the change process with the related action items, to ensure timely information availability on the status of changes;
  • Track versions of hardware and software items and documentation according to the evolution of the configured items;
  • Verify the hardware and software configuration status by performing configuration audits;
  • Maintain up to date the configuration management database(s);
  • Support the drafting, review and update of the Product & Documentation Trees, generate and maintain the Configuration Item lists;
  • Support the drafting, reviews and update of the Configuration Management Plans and related Working Practice and Procedures;
  • Support the definition and maintenance of Baselines at Programme, System and Ground Segment Levels;
  • Issue Configuration Status Accounting Reports for the configuration items under direct Client responsibility;
  • Support the definition of Configuration Management Requirements;
  • Support technical reviews for Configuration Management aspects;
  • Support Design Reviews, coordinating the distribution of the data-package to the reviewers, in co-ordination with the Information Management function.
  • Contribute to the advertisement and continuous improvements of applicable CM processes, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Document and perform validation testing on new Generic Dimensions Framework (our Client’s corporate CM tool) releases.
  • Contribute to the provision of S.M.A.R.T. requirements for CM Tool enhancements;

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