Simulations Officer (m/f)




Required Start Date





Submission Deadline

16th December 2018




Technical Requirements

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

Simulations Officer (m/f)

to work in Darmstadt/Germany

For our activities at Eumetsat, we are currently seeking to employ highly motivated and enthusiastic  Simulations Officer.

The core tasks of the position will be:

Skills and Experience

  • Support SSST Simulator procurement and development team by providing Operation expertise over the project life cycle and during reviews.
  • Support FOM developments with SSST and industry via SSST , via for example dedicated workshops. Contribute to Joint Operation Plan (JORP) and Operation \- Interface Control Documents (OICD).
  • Support definition of anomaly processing workflow with SSST and follow it.
  • Define and put into place EUMETSAT MetOp-SG simulator and simulations campaigns, Anomaly Reporting and NCR processing;
  • Support to SSST for Simulator factory acceptance testing and integration to MCS.
  • Manage SIM scenarios, and support Ops Prep Simulations and SSVT validation.
  • Define the nominal and contingency satellite simulator scenarios to ensure proper training of the teams involved in EUMETSAT simulation campaigns and SIOV / routine operations rehearsals.
  • Provide support to Spacecraft Ops Engineers in anomaly investigation phases and recovery procedures testing (Simulation versus Satellite expertise).
  • Ensure team training on Simulator usage.
  • Plan, schedule, prepare and conduct the Rehearsal Sessions, (including involvement of external support team, as required).
  • Coordinate with Training Officer to assess Operational readiness of operation teams
  • Ensure proper training of Simulator deputy within routine operation team.
  • Focal point in the OPIT Team for coordination and interactions with SSST and external partners via SSST .
  • Maintain Simulator operation guide and associated technical documentations

Academic Requirements

Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant engineering discipline.


Specific Requirements

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • Experience in the full cycle of development of application software for satellite simulators, following formal software engineering processes. This includes system requirement analysis, software requirement engineering, software   design   and implementation reflecting maintenance activities as well as new applications definition.
  • Experience in the definition and design of SMP2 compliant software models of spacecraft service platform subsystems (DHS, AOCS, Thermal, Electrical,...).
  • Knowledge and understanding with working experience of space related standards (ECSS and CCSDS) with specific reference to ECSS-E-70-41A (TM and TC packet utilization).
  • Have demonstrated experience of working in a multi-partner programme
  • Experienced in supporting specific operation preparation phases such as SSVT, validation campaigns or rehearsals for routine operations or LEOP.
  • Capability to lead simulation campaigns and assess teams readiness prior launch.
  • Knowledge of Operation life cycle and Operation Preparation tools such as procedure editor and databases management tools.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills and be confident to deal with a wide variety of people.
  • Work in teams and good interpersonal skills to coordinate with team leaders and key stakeholders as well as in cooperation with industry and partner agencies.
  • Work  proactively  with  capability  to  lead  a  small  team,  with  the  minimum of supervision.
  • Perform effectively under high workloads and be able to adapt to a rapidly-changing time-critical environment.
  • Conducting activities in an orderly and disciplined manner, working calmly and correctly under stress.
  • Able to commit to the plan and deliver the expected results on time or to report proactively if any deviations are foreseen.

The following would be an advantage for the key person to have:

  • Good knowledge of working methods and corporate culture of EUMETSAT partners and other agencies such as ESA, ESOC, DLR, CNES and space industry.
  • Experience with software support to operations and in particular to TMITC database and OBSW images import.
  • Experience on TM/TC front ends like CORTEX.
  • Possess excellent skills in managing interactions in a multi-partnership model.
  • Experience in modular simulator framework components and standards: modular satellite simulators, Ground Models,   Generic Models, REFAln-orbit   System operations of Low Earth Orbit Earth Observation satellites.
  • OBSW maintenance expertise obtained in the development or operations of Low Earth Orbit.
  • Spacecraft  Operations  Engineering  obtained  on  an  in-orbit  satellite  or  in  an operations preparation environment;
  • Critical Operational phases such as LEOP, SIOV, and Commissioning phases. o     Familiarity with procedure development toolset.
  • Familiarity with system change control and configuration management procedures.


Background information



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 , not later than 16th December 2018.

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