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Spacecraft Operations Engineering Service - SOE (m/f)



ExoMars Rover and Surface Platform

Required Start Date

 October 2018




Submission Deadline





Technical Requirements

LSE Space is looking for experienced Engineer (m/f) in order to fulfill the duty of:                                                         

               Spacecraft Operations Engineering Service - SOE

for our customer ESA/ESOC  in Darmstadt/Germany

For our activities at ESA/ESOC, we are currently seeking to employ highly motivated and enthusiastic Spacecraft Operations Engineering Service – SOE to work with the ExoMars Rover and Surface Platform Project.

The primary areas of responsibility for this position are the Guidance, Navigation & Control, Propulsion subsystems and Payload, and the support to the SOM in the Ground Segment System Test and Validation, in an exciting innovative international environment.

The primary responsibilities of this role will be:

You will be primarily assigned to a particular mission within the Solar and Planetary Missions family but with the possibility of supporting other missions within this family.

The general activities to be supported by this service are (depending on the phase of the mission):

• Study of Project specific Characteristics

• Participation in the development of the Ground Segment Documentation (System Requirements Document, System Test Plan)

• Preparation of Functional Requirements for the Project dedicated Flight Control Software

• Preparation of Functional Requirements for the Project dedicated Flight Control Ground Facilities

• Participation in the Ground Segment system validation activities

• Participation in the Analysis and Design of Satellite Operations

• Preparation of Flight Control and Contingency Procedures

• Production of Project specific Software Validation and Satellite Interface Validation Test (SVT)

• Procedures, Reports and Participation in SVTs

• Participation in the System Operations Validation Test (SOV), Training and Simulation Programmes

• Participation in Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) and Mission Critical Operations

• General Flight Control Support Service

• Spacecraft Performance Analysis


Academic Requirements

 Applicants require a University (or similar) degree in engineering, physics or similar applicable discipline.


Specific Requirements

Ideal candidate

Essential Requirements:

• Spacecraft subsystem knowledge AOCS/GNC/Propulsion systems

• Experience in Ground Segment development and/or improvement activities in support of flight operations

• Experience in spacecraft operations

• Ability to coordinate with other service providers in operations (team player)

• Ability to interact with other teams supporting the operations preparation (e.g. ground data systems)

• Ability to work independently

• Fluency in English, both spoken and written

Desirable  Requirements:

• Familiarity with the ESOC environment

• Familiarity with satellite control systems, in particular SCOS-2000

• Familiarity with ground station control processes and set-up

• Familiarity with operational simulators, especially the ones based on SimSat

• Familiarity with flight operations or spacecraft operations

• Familiarity with MOIS

• Familiarity with Ground station scheduling processes



Background information

Location of work: Darmstadt,Germany

Start date: October 2018


A permanent employment contract. Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package. Career path.


In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.

You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment?

Then apply online before 23rd July 2018.


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