System Engineer (m/f)



Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Division

Required Start Date




Submission Deadline

As soon as possible


EUMETSAT - Darmstadt

Technical Requirements


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

System Engineer (m/f)

for our customer EUMETSAT  in Darmstadt/Germany.

For our activities at EUMETSAT, we are currently seeking to employ a highly motivated and enthusiastic System Engineer to work with the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Division on system engineering and design activities, in an exciting innovative international environment.

The primary responsibilities of this role will be:

The position requires expert knowledge in several system engineering areas and disciplines covering requirements, architectural design and detailed definition of subsystems, and their functions, performance, interfaces and operations activities.

You will carry out tasks which contribute to activities typically related to Phase CID of a space programme in the area of system design engineering, Integration, Verification and Validation, Operation preparation and performance budget management. You work with the Sentinel-6/Jason-CS project, and give potential support to other LEO programmes.

You will perform system engineering activities such as:

• Justification of the system design including producing and maintaining any relevant

analyses and budgets;

• General contribution to system engineering activities, for example:

o Documentation of system design and interfaces;

o Contribute to system integration, verification and validation activities;

o Contribute to operation preparation activities;

o Contribute to the technical coordination with Partners;

o Contribute to segment level activities and reviews as required.

• Participate to System level formal reviews and key points.

In the performance of these tasks, you shall apply the EUMETSAT configuration and change control procedures as well as the relevant system engineering standards and Quality management procedures.


Academic Requirements


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

Specific Requirements


Ideal candidate

The Key person shall have a university degree (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline relevant to the job profile together with the experience and capability to fulfill the assigned tasks without supervision.

Knowledge and experience with the following is considered mandatory:

• At least 5 years demonstrated experience in the field of large scale systems engineering, architectural design;

• Capability to prepare documents, to perform system-level analyses and to produce and maintain technical budgets.

Knowledge and experience with the following is considered an advantage:

• Experience in earth observation satellite-based projects, particularly in the areas of near real time data processing or spacecraft control systems;

• Space and ground system engineering processes and standards.

The variety of the tasks and the scope of the systems to be supported require a high degree of autonomy and good analytical skills. The Key person shall be in possession of sound interpersonal skills to conduct the responsibilities described above autonomously and without supervision, exhibiting good oral and written communications skills, analytical capabilities, and motivation.



Background information


The official languages of EUMETSAT are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore the Key person must be able to work effectively in this language.

Location of work: Darmstadt/Germany. Travel within Europe and to the USA may be required for certain activities.

Start date: Tbd

Benefits: 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?

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