EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Quality Assurance Competence Area Manager

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Darmstadt, Germany

Europe’s Meteorological Satellite (EUMETSAT) is inviting candidates to apply for their exciting new vacancy. If you have strong experience in Quality Assurance management and are looking to utilise your skills in a multicultural and dynamic environment, then take advantage of this attractive offer. This is a brand new role, based within an international organisation, offering variation and scope for development.

As Quality Assurance Competence Area Manager (QA CAM) you will lead several teams of Quality Assurance engineers/specialists who are involved with supporting areas across the organisation. You shall ideally have a high-tech/aerospace background along with experience working within a matrix organisation.

This is a challenging yet rewarding role offering a variety of tasks and responsibilities.

Along with a university degree, or equivalent, in Engineering, Physics or Computer Science, you shall ideally have skills/experience in each of the following areas:

  • Extensive experience in Quality Assurance, particularly regarding the design, procurement, and IV&V of complex, software-intensive systems/products. Experience gained in the field of space programmes, preferably Earth observation would be a distinct advantage;
  • Demonstrated experience leading large Quality Assurance teams, developing people, managing performance and ensuring long-term continuity of critical skills;
  • Experience defining and implementing Quality Assurance policies, objectives, working practices, and procedures;
  • Experience running, or supporting, investigation and incident review boards;
  • Solid knowledge and practice of ISO 9000 and ECSS/EN standards series;
  • Certification as a lead Quality Auditor;
  • Sound problem solving/analysis and monitoring skills;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to apply these to working within, and across, teams as well as a customer-oriented approach.

To apply you must be a EUMETSAT member state national with a good working knowledge of the English language, both spoken and written.

For more information and full job specifications please visit job ref is VN 17/08.

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