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Young Graduate Trainee for Blockchain Technology for Space Product Data Management

  • Organization: ESA - European Space Agency
  • Location:
  • Grade: F1 - Young Graduate Trainee - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Outer space and satellite technology
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-15

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EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

Young Graduate Traineeship Opportunity in the Directorate of Navigation.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged.

Post
Young Graduate Trainee for Blockchain Technology for Space Product Data Management

This post is classified F1.

Location

ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands 

Our team and mission

The YGT position is with the Configuration & Data Management team in the Directorate of Navigation. We are overseeing the configuration management and support systems for navigation product lifecycles under projects such as Galileo and EGNOS. We strive to keep our systems as efficient as possible and, following ESA’s Digital Agenda, explore new processes and technologies to do that, aiming to make management of space product data and configuration robust and secure. This is essential to long-term mission success and to ESA’s contribution to GNSS.

Candidates interested are encouraged to visit the ESA website: http://www.esa.int

Field(s) of activity

This Traineeship offers the unique opportunity to research the field of product lifecycle management for space and B2B mechanisms with the application of blockchain technology. This will be experimented on in the context of the ESA/EU navigation space-ground infrastructure and processes under Galileo and EGNOS. The research work is expected to be documented in defined scientific and technical documents, including publications. The work to be performed will be accompanied by system, CM and IT expert engineers from various Departments with support and overall supervision from the Head of Configuration & Data Management.

Technical competencies
Knowledge of relevant technical domains
Relevant experience gained during internships/project work
Breadth of exposure coming from past and/or current research/activities
Knowledge of ESA and its programmes/projects
Behavioural competencies
Self Motivation
Communication
Continuous Learning
Cross-Cultural Sensitivity
Teamwork
Education

You should have just completed, or be in the final year of a university course at Master's level (or equivalent) in a technical or scientific discipline.

Additional requirements

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. 

You should demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.  

During the interview your motivation and overall professional perspective/career goals will also be explored.

Other information

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

The closing date for applications is  15 December 2019.

If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resources@esa.int.

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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, and the United Kingdom. Nationals from Slovenia, as an Associate Member, or Canada as a Cooperating State, can apply as well as those from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia as European Cooperating States (ECS).

Priority will first be given to candidates from under-represented Member States.

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

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