ESTRACK Validation and Station Engineer (m/f/d)



RFCT and the ESTRACK NDIU Engineering Services

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Darmstadt, Germany

Technical Requirements

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

         ESTRACK Validation and Station Engineer (m/f/d)

for our customer ESA/ESOC  in Darmstadt/Germany

For our activities at ESA/ESOC, we are currently seeking to employ highly motivated and enthusiastic ESTRACK Validation and Station Engineer to support the RFCT and the ESTRACK NDIU Engineering Services.

Tasks and Activities

The ESTRACK Validation Engineering Services includes:

The support the RFCT process:

•    Reviewing the Compatibility Verification Matrix, Test Procedures and test results;

•    Definition and execution for the Radio Frequency Compatibility test plan and production of the Test Report.

 The support of the ESTRACK NDIU Engineering Services:

•    Maintain a plan of usage of the available NDIU;

•    Support the procurement of NDIU;

•    Configure and validate the NDIU;

•    Support the operations.

In addition to those services, the provision of Station Engineering services could be required:

•    Maintenance of the Station configuration;

•    Support the station upgrade processes from the review of requirements to the validation and handover to operations.

Note: This service will be primarily provided in support of ESTACK ground stations.


Academic Requirements

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


Specific Requirements

Specific Requirements:

•    Telecommunication Engineering knowledge, (i.e. RF expertise) including practical experience as RF engineer in ground-station;

•    Ground-Station knowledge (i.e. architecture, subsystem maintenance and operations, incident management, station performance);

•    Configuration control expertise (i.e. knowledge and experience in configuration management );

•    Expertise on production of technical reports reflecting the performed tests and the associated results.

The following skills would be highly desirable:

•    Understanding of RF Compatibility Tests;

•    Familiarity with the ESOC environment: processes, configuration control;

•    Familiarity with ground station control processes and set-up;

•    Some experience dealing with external interfaces like M&O and industrial suppliers;

•    Familiarity with Ground station maintenance and operations.

Special Requirements

•    European/international travel.  

•    Travel frequency: 2 European missions per year and 1 or 2 missions outside Europe per year.



Background information



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


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