Flex Spacecraft Operations Engineer (m/f/d)



EO Mission Operations Team

Required Start Date

Starting from December 2020 through to early 2021.




Submission Deadline



Darmstadt (either at ESOC or our premises)

Technical Requirements

LSE Space is looking for experienced Engineers in order to fulfill the duty of:              

               Flex Spacecraft Operations Engineer (m/f/d)

To complement our Earth Observation Mission Operations team delivering engineering support to ESA/ESOC for Aeolus and Cryosat II, we require Spacecraft Operations Engineers (SOEs) for FLEX with Spacecraft subsystem knowledge (Payload/Data Handling/OBSM/AOCS/Power/Thermal) and experience in activities applicable to spacecraft operations.

You, as a member of our EO mission operations team, will be either collocated at ESOC or in our offices and will be directly involved in the mission preparation and LEOP for FLEX

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

• Payload System Operations Engineering Support.

• DHS Operations Engineering Support.

• AOCS Operations Engineering Support.

• Power-Thermal-RF Operations Engineering Support.

Academic Requirements

A University degree in a relevant engineering field is mandatory

Specific Requirements

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

• University degree in a relevant engineering field.

• Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in FOS development of FCT related tasks (e.g. FOP preparation and validation, SVT preparation and execution).

• Robust understanding of FOS main components.

• Proven experience with S2K based MCS (as a minimum S2K rel.5, better rel.6), NDIU/GSTVi and MOIS.

• Proven experience with ESOC external interfaces and Mission Planning cycle.

• Proven experience with development cycle of Operational Simulator.

• Experience with system level tasks and system minded attitude.

• Proven expertise with modern avionics platforms and authentication.

• Expertise in the area of AOCS.

• Some expertise in the area of Thermal/Power/RF.

• Ability to coordinate and interact with other service providers in operations and other fields.

• Ability to work independently.

• Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

The following skills would be highly desirable: 

• Expertise on Proteus, in the area of modern avionics platforms and authentication, AOCS and Thermal/Power/RF.

• Proven experience with tandem flight orbit control concepts.



Background information

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

Security: Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above.

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.

Are you looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then please apply online as soon as possible. --> online application

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