Ground Station System Engineering Service (m/w/d) [OPEN ENDED]

Job title:  Ground Station System Engineer

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

Location of work: Darmstadt, Germany

Due date for application: Open

Preferred start date: Open


We are currently seeking a full time Ground Station System Engineer to join our dynamic team of engineers.


  • A university degree in a relevant technical discipline (i.e., telecommunications, electronics, radio frequency or equivalent) or the equivalent work experience.
  • Proven experience in the ground stations systems and subsystems engineering (TT&C and Mission Data Acquisition).
  • Excellent analytical, synthesis, and presentation skills.
  • Very good interpersonal, communication and reporting skills and an ability to apply these to the interactions within a team and between teams in a multi-disciplinary context.
  • A systematic approach to work with the ability to plan their work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks.
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure and to manage complex tasks with minimum supervision.
  • The capability to write accurate, concise, focused and consistent technical documentation and reports.


Skills and Experience

The Key Person will also be responsible for the following tasks and activities:

  • Contribute to the planning, preparation, and execution of Ground Station operations.
  • Contribute to the update of the EPS-GS (EUMETSAT Polar System – Second Generation) Ground Segment Requirements Document and other technical documents.
  • Contribute to the EPS-SG Mission Control and Operations and Payload Data Acquisition and Processing in the areas of Ground Stations.
  • Provide technical expertise for clarifications, actions, and inputs related to Ground Stations system and sub-system technical topics.
  • Provide technical expertise on ground stations for IVV activities and supported the IVV team in the definition of test procedures.
  • Contribute to the planning, preparation, and execution of TTCS operations.
  • Contribute to antenna tracking campaigns and analyse space-to-ground link performance.
  • Participate in the planning, preparation and execution of Radio Frequency Compatibility Tests.
  • Investigate and provide technical know-how regarding Ground Station anomalies.
  • Provide specialist technical know-how on the design and operation of EPS-SC Ground stations to Mission Control and Operations verification and validation activities.
  • Provide technical expertise to any necessary ad-hoc technical and management meetings, including anomaly review boards.


Fluency in English is mandatory; this is the working language at EUMETSAT, and the Contractors must be able to work effectively in this language both in written and spoken form.


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