Configuration Management Tool Maintenance Support Consultant (m/f)



Technical and Scientific Support

Required Start Date



service to be provided till end of 2014

Submission Deadline

End of March 2014 



Technical Requirements

·         The service activities include the planning, development and installation of Configuration Management database systems and scripts to address EUMETSAT Configuration Management needs via individual service requests. These service requests are issued in the form of Work Packages with a maximum effort allocation and cover activities which can be any of the following:

·         Support non-regression testing and planned deployment of the latest release of the CM tool COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) in use at EUMETSAT-Serena Dimensions CM.


·         CM tool administration: user settings, configuration item (documents, software and hardware) registration and tracking, monitoring of the overall CM system and its performances, ...


·         Development of enhancements of the CM tool to support future EUMETSAT satellite systems operations and development activities: user and software specifications possibly consolidated with prototyping, implementation, documentation, unit and verification testing, deployment on test environments and finally to the operational environment.


·         Improvements of existing scripts aimed to automate CM procedures currently performed manually by CM engineers or end-users.


·         Contribution to the improvement of existing EUMETSAT Configuration Management

·         Processes and Working Practices, including the applicable Product Breakdown Structure.


·         More generally:


·         Planning and preparation of above mentioned CM tool evolutions.


·         Second level support to CM tool users.

Academic Requirements

University degree in Computer Science or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline. 5 years of experience in the field of Configuration Management, including build, deployment and installation processes on large software-intensive high-availability operational systems.

Specific Requirements

More specifically, sound practical experience of:

·         Serena Dimensions CM administration: installation from scratch of the COTS, release and patch upgrade, end-to-end lifecycle definition and implementation, product breakdown structure, ... (5 years);

·         S/W development on UNIX or Windows platforms (minimum 3 years);

·         SQL programming on Oracle or Sybase databases (minimum 2 years);

is mandatory.           


Practical experience with:

·         S/W development environment Visual Studio and

·         Configuration Management standards such as CMMI, ISO or ESA ECSS;

·         source code control tools (e.g. CVS, SubVersion, ... );

would be considered as assets.


Perfect command of English, verbal and written.


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