EPS-SG System Operations Development Engineer (m/f/d)



Polar System Second Generation (EPS-SG)

Required Start Date

As soon as possible




Submission Deadline




Darmstadt, Germany

Technical Requirements

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

EPS-SG System Operations Development Engineer

to work in Darmstadt - Germany.

For our activities at EUMETSAT, we are currently seeking to employ highly motivated and enthusiastic EPS-SG System Operations Development Engineer to work in an exciting innovative international environment.

The EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation (EPS-SG) will be based on a two-satellite configuration with respectively a launch readiness by 2021 for the first satellite and by 2022 for the second satellite. Recurrent satellites will be provided and launched in order to achieve a minimum of 21 years of operations.

The activities will be in the field of system engineering to contribute to the definition and operation preparation of EPS second generation (EPS-SG).

The primary responsibilities of this role will be:

The activities for this service will cover Operation Preparation tasks focusing on the development of EPS-SG System Operations.

 The tasks and responsibilities will typically include the following:

• Responsible for the definition of the overall Operations Validation Plan (OVP).

• Implement and coordinate the OVP for the validation of the operational scenarios and

support the SIM Officer during the simulation campaigns.

• Coordinate with IV&V team to deliver as necessary validated operational scenarios for

V&V test cases.

• Be responsible for the definition of system operation documentation for both nominal

and contingency operations (System Ops Guides) in close coordination with OPS


•  Develop and validate the end to end System Operation Procedures and Timelines for

routine and contingency operations in coordination with satellite and system operations


• Coordinate with OPS team leaders to ensure compliance with existing OPS workflows

and processes as per Operations Management Plan (OMP).

•  In coordination with OPS teams, contribute to the Reference Operations Plan and ensure

coherency with mission concepts.

• Ensure focal point of contact in OPIT for coordination with V&V team. 

Academic Requirements

University degree in engineering (e.g. space or software engineering) or equivalent.


Specific Requirements

Essential requirements:


In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the key person shall have a demonstrated experience of at least five years in the field of Spacecraft Operations with specific experience as follows:

Specific Requirements-Technical skills

 • Good system knowledge of the main functional elements of a ground system which are

used for the monitoring and control of a satellite.

• Spacecraft monitor and control operations on SCOS based system.

• Experience in definition, development and validation of operations for the development

of satellite ground segment facilities such as monitor and control, mission planning, onboard

software management, ground stations monitoring.

• Relevant experience on configuration management of operational systems.

• Demonstrated experience in a similar key role for the validation and readiness status of

specific operation preparation phases such as SSVT, validation campaigns or rehearsals.

• Operation Procedures development life cycle and Operation Preparation environment

and configuration management for operational systems.

• Specification of system and operational concepts, facility requirements and external

operational interfaces management.

 Furthermore, it would be a distinct advantage for the key person to have experience with some of the following:

• In-orbit System operations of Low Earth Orbit Earth Observation satellites.

• Specific Operational phases such as LEOP, SIOV, and Commissioning phases.

• Configuration management of operation baseline components on operational systems.

• System development life cycle, phases, reviews and deliverables.

 Soft skills

The key person shall possess the following soft skills:

• Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills and be confident to deal

with a wide variety of people.

• Good interpersonal skills to coordinate with team leaders and key stakeholders as

well as in cooperation with industry and partner agencies.

• Perform effectively under high workloads and be able to adapt to a rapidly-changing

time-critical environment.

• Able to commit to the plan and deliver the expected results on time or to report

proactively if any deviations are foreseen.


Fluency in English (the working language at EUMETSAT is English.). Knowledge of French would be an advantage.


Background information


Note: Some travel within Europe may also be required. 

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

Security: 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.

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