Spacecraft Operations Engineer [deadline 15th June 2019]

Job title: Spacecraft Operations and Operation Preparation Engineer

Customer: EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites)

Location of work: Darmstadt, Germany

Reference – exo-job-mstg19211-1 and exo-job-mstg19211-2

Due date for application: 14th June 2019

Preferred start date: Flexible: From now to early 2020

What we offer?

  • Flexibility to support various sub-systems and payloads -> you will be able to develop further experience in your current area of expertise or develop expertise you wish you had,
  • MSG satellites are spin stabilized and MTG satellites are 3-axis stabilized -> you will gain experience on both types of missions
  • The Service Team in charge of supporting routine operations is also in charge of supporting the operations preparation -> you will gain invaluable experience in all phases of this space project including the support to LEOP, commissioning and end of life,
  • A permanent employment in a fast growing and energetic company looking at shaking the Space Industry.
  • Very good salary package and evolution possibilities.

Important notice: All candidates must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence will be required.

The ideal candidate:

In addition to having a university degree in a relevant technical discipline or the equivalent work experience, the applicant shall have experience in at least the following attributes:

  • Experience of Spacecraft Operations preferably on Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO), spinning and/or 3-axis stabilised spacecraft with responsibility for one or more platform subsystems or instruments during operational validation, LEOP, commissioning or routine operations phases;
  • Experience of Spacecraft Operations Preparation preferably on Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO), with responsibility on development and validation of operational baseline ( procedures, database etc.) including validation tools (e.g. S/C simulator) and ground segment M&C facilities;
  • Experience in satellite performance monitoring and reporting aspects including anomaly analysis and solving in liaison with satellite industry, procedure change control and configuration management processes;
  • Experience in the operation or development of satellite ground segment facilities, in particular procedure development, monitor and control, mission planning, on-board software management, performance analysis, configuration management and simulator facilities.

Experience of the following would be a distinct advantage:

  • Experience of MSG CF and of SCOS2000 mission control systems and use of the APEX operations procedures preparation and execution tool;
  • Proven experience in the phases of LEOP and commissioning.
  • Specification of space system and operational concepts, facility requirements;
  • Familiarity with On-Board Control Procedure concepts;
  • Familiarity with the ECSS Packet Utilisation Standard, customisation and usage;
  • Familiarity with system change control and configuration management procedures;
  • Data analysis software packages and programming skills in other coding languages such as Python / Java etc.;
  • Use of VBA for development of ad-hoc tools in MS Office applications.

Are you up to the challenge? Looking for a new opportunity to evolve your career? Send your CV by the 15th June 2019 (or before) to: info_at_exostaff.de