Spacecraft Operations Engineer - SOLO (m/f/d)



Solar System and Exploration Missions-SOLO

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Technical Requirements

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

               Spacecraft Operations Engineer - SOLO

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 Engineer - SOLO to support the Solar System and Exploration Missions.

The Key person will have the responsibility to perform activities for subsystems and systems within the scope of general SOE services.

Tasks and Activities

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

- Study of Project specific Characteristics and Ground Segment Documentation

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

- Participation in the Analysis and Design of Satellite Operations

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

- Preparation of Flight Control and Contingency Procedures, flight timelines

-  Mission Management and Mission Planning Support Service

- On-Board Software Maintenance Support Service

- 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), commissioning and Mission Critical Operations

- General Flight Control Support Service

- Spacecraft Performance Analysis

- Ground tools testing (mission control system, mission planning system, simulator)

Initially the Key person will support the Solar Orbiter mission within the Solar System and Exploration Missions family with the possibility of supporting other missions within this family in the future.

Academic Requirements


A University degree in a relevant engineering field, astronomy, mathematics or physics


Specific Requirements

Ideal candidate

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory-Essential Requirements:

•    Spacecraft system and subsystem knowledge

•    ESOC spacecraft operations experience

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

•    Coordination with other service providers in operations

The following skills would be highly desirable:

•    Some experience dealing with external interfaces like ESAC/PIs

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

•    Familiarity with deep space or astronomy missions

•    Familiarity with MOIS 7



Background information

Location of work:  Darmstadt,Germany

Start date:  ASAP


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


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