EGSE Assembly, Integration & Test (AIT) Engineer - ESA Space Science Mission


EGSE Assembly, Integration & Test (AIT) Engineer - ESA Space Science Mission


Toulouse, France

Would you like to be part of our specialist services group, who have been providing engineering support to space agencies and prime contractors for more than 50 years?

For our customer, a major space prime, we are seeking an AIT engineer for an exciting ESA space science project. The position is to support the customers’ AIT team to prepare and integrate the EGSE.

Job description

You will be assigned as Assembly, Integration & Test (AIT) Engineer with focus on the EGSE preparation and integration to support a major ESA Space Science mission at the customer site in Toulouse.


The scope of work is to provide AIT support to the customer’s AIT team for the avionic coordination for AIT Functional test operation and EGSE operational management. You would be the the interface between test engineering team and operations.

Avionic coordination for AIT Functional test operation:

  • EGSE & Test aids operation:
    • First execution, validation of EGSE installation & validation;
    • First execution, validation and maintenance of EGSE connection and disconnection;
    • First level of issue investigation on EGSE;
    • Test-aids validation (first validation).
  • Electrical operations:
    • First execution, validation of connection/disconnection procedures and electrical integration procedures;
    • Update of connection/disconnection procedures and electrical integration procedures;
    • Preparation of electrical integration Work Order;
    • Participation to daily AIT workflow for avionic test activities;
    • Coordination/Follow-up of avionic test activities on AVM and PFM (named Work order);
    • test activities (Work Order) closure, and test results delivered;
    • First level of investigation in case of issue during AIT electrical operation;
    • First level of support for operation (on call);
    • Coordination between AIT operations and the test engineering team;
    • Training of Avionic Operators.

EGSE operational management:

The task is related to EGSE preparation, operation and maintenance. This support aims at supporting the customer’s personnel involved in EGSE engineering (CCS, SIMAIT, TMTC Front End, UMB, SAPS, …) for the first installation and validation of EGSE, and also for the long-term activities for EGSE such as connections, configuration, maintenance, upgrades.

EGSE support, is detailed in the related task description, and covers:

  • preparation of installation and validation procedures, connection ground/satellite modules;
  • support the Avionic Coordinator (Airbus resource) for the first EGSE installation;
  • support Avionic Coordinator for validation at first delivery, or after moving or upgrading EGSE;
  • configuration management;
  • maintenance;
  • upgrades when necessary.

These are full time positions, located at our customer site in Toulouse (France).

Start date of the project is foreseen in February/March 2025.

What’s our company like?

We are an international company representing world class expertise, delivering complex and high-tech products and services. We value our colleagues and our meaningful contributions to securing people through advanced technology.

You will be part of the Terma Space Division which has for 50 years delivered mission-customized software and hardware products including power systems and star trackers as well as services to the European space market. We have supported a large number of pioneering European scientific and Earth Observation satellite missions and continue to be contracted for the development and delivery of software and hardware systems and services for numerous ongoing and future European, and international missions.

Terma Space operates out of Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Romania, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom.

How to succeed in this position?

We are searching for experienced Assembly Integration and Test (AIT) Engineers with experience in the EGSE preparation and integration with a minimum 3 years’ experience in the space industry.

  • Applicants shall have preferably a University degree in the domain of Telecommunications, Electronics, Systems, or Aerospace Engineering or other suitable equivalent qualification;
  • Mandatory skills:
    • Good programming skills;
    • Knowledge of the verification approach, and of the S/C technical domains under test;
    • For EGSE support: good knowledge in electronics and SW domains – ideally EGS-CC;
    • For database support: good knowledge of database tools;
    • Knowledge of the EGSE and bench architecture, network infrastructures, verification approach;
    • Experience in satellite AIT activities is needed;
    • Good knowledge in UNIX/Linux/Windows usage and Jira tool;
    • Knowledge of ECSS and CDM or other TM/TC definition data bases would be an asset.

In the particular domain of Power and Instrument tests, due to the criticality of the subsystem and related activities (i.e. battery charging, specific test under limit power conditions ...), a specific experience in power-related AIT would be a plus.

Languages: English fluent. French highly desirable.

The candidates have to be willing to undertake some few business travel during test phases.

Candidates have to undergo a basic security screening during the application process (e.g. formal statement of good conduct, issued by an official government entity; reference persons) and security clearance to enter customer premises.

Permanent contract (CDI) based on French labor law conditions.

Any unanswered questions?

For further information, please contact Mr. Guido Damm by email [].

We look forward to receiving your application and CV. To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed, please apply through the link below.

Application deadline: 18 August 2024

Applications will be processed continuously.

Recruitment is depending on successful selection by the customer.

Please note:

  • Applicants must hold all appropriate documentation and permits to work in the EU;
  • Applicants are required to provide a copy of their ID/passport and degree/higher education certificate. Terma will validate the certificate with the issuing authority;
  • In line with ESA Security Requirements, an official Certificate of Good Conduct (or equivalent) and employment reference checks will be required at commencement of employment. Please attach a copy of any reference letters with your application if you have them.

About Terma

The Denmark based high-tech Terma Group develops products and systems for defense and non-defense security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft, space technology, and aerostructures for the aircraft industry.

Terma A/S is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and the U.S.

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