AIT Functional Test Operation Engineer - ESA Space Science Mission


AIT Functional Test Operation 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 positions is to support the customers’ AIT team to prepare the AIT Avionic Test and execute AIT Functional test operations.

Job description

You will be assigned as Assembly, Integration & Test (AIT) Engineer with focus on the functional testing 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 AIT Avionic Test preparation and Avionic test execution for AIT Functional test operation.

AIT Avionic Test preparation:

  • Preparation of electrical integration procedures;
  • Preparation of “No stress in AIT for HW equipment”/“DASY sheet” documents;
  • Preparation of harness validation procedures;
  • Preparation of setup & desetup procedures for functional tests (AVM, ambient, TVAC, …);
  • Update of AVM procedures for SVM & S/C;
  • Participation to AIT workflow definition;
  • Testaid definition and manfucturing follow-up.

Avionic test execution for AIT Functional test operation:

  • Support Avionic Coordinator for first execution of procedures (EGSE, Test-aids, PFM operations);
  • Support Avionic Coordinator for PFM operations;
  • Perform recurring EGSE validation, connection & disconnection execution;
  • Perform recurring validation of Test-aids;
  • Perform recurring execution of electrical procedures;
  • Perform recurring execution of functional tests (with the support of Avionic Engineering team up to their validation);
  • Provide tests results in Airbus digital tools format (A training period is to be planned to get used to the customers’ digital tools).

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 functional testing 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.

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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