IRIDE Service 8 Validation Coordinator

European Space Agency - ESA
Frascati, Italy
Added: April 20, 2024

IRIDE Service 8 Validation Coordinator

Job Requisition ID: 18599

Closing Date: 6 May 2024 23:59 CET/CEST

Establishment: ESRIN, Frascati, Italy

Directorate: Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes

Publication: External Only

Type of Contract: Fixed-Term

Date Posted: 15 April 2024

Vacancy in the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.

This is a non-renewable post for a limited duration until 31 December 2026 and is classified A2-A4 on the Coordinated Organisations’ salary scale.

This opportunity is open for the specific needs of a National Project. Accordingly, the external candidate selected for this post will continue to be considered an external candidate for the purposes of any future applications to the Agency.


ESRIN, Frascati, Italy


Coordinator of Service 8 Validation in the Italian Earth Observation National Project “IRIDE”, Projects Department (EOP-P) in the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes.


You will report to the IRIDE Project Manager and will act as a single point of contact for all Service 8 validation activities conducted by designated external experts belonging to the Italian Army Forces, the Police, the Carabinieri, the Guardia di Finanza and the Fire Brigade, as well as Intelligence representatives. You will contribute to the specification of the testing and performance of Service 8.

Your duties will include:

  • managing the development and ensuring the completion of all the individual services belonging to the Service 8 domain;
  • optimising the coherence of the system design – as far as Service 8 is concerned – with user requirements;
  • acting as the single point of contact for all external user interfaces for the purpose of testing and validating the various services within the Service 8 domain;
  • reporting on progress and proactively mitigating the related development risks.

Technical competencies

Comprehensive knowledge of & experience in services verification/testing and in-orbit validation

Knowledge of industrial costs and schedule aspects

Experience with project risk management processes

Experience In Managing User Requirements

Knowledge of space mission operations and operations planning

Behavioural competencies

Result Orientation

Operational Efficiency

Fostering Cooperation

Relationship Management

Continuous Improvement

Forward Thinking


A master’s in an engineering field or related subject is required for this post.

Additional Requirements

Negotiation skills are required

Other Information

For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.

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The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.

Applicants must be eligible to access technology and hardware which is subject to European and US export control regulations.

The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.

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Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

In accordance with the European Space Agency’s security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment conducted by an external background screening service.

Recruitment will normally be at the first grade in the band (A2); however, if the candidate selected has little or no experience, the position may be filled at A1 level.