Copernicus Sentinel Satellite Operations Engineer

Location of work:

Darmstadt, Germany



Job Type:

Full Time

Due date for application:


Candidate Profile

In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the Key person shall have experience in at least two of the following mandatory skills;
Experience of Spacecraft Operations on Low Earth Orbit (LEO), 3-axis stabilised spacecraft with responsibility for one or more platform subsystems or instruments during operational validation, commissioning or routine operations phases;
Experience of SCOS2000 mission control system and use of the MOIS operations preparation tool;
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.
All Copernicus SOE team members shall be able to conduct all operations in an orderly and disciplined manner and shall work calmly and correctly under stress.
Furthermore, it would be a distinct advantage for the Key person to have experience with some of the following:
Specification of space system and operational concepts, facility requirements;
Familiarity with On-Board Control Procedure and On-Board Position Scheduler concepts;
Familiarity with the ECSS Packet Utilization Standard, customization and usage;
Familiarity with system change control and configuration management procedures;
Data analysis software packages such as MATLAB;
File parsing languages such as PERL, AWK;
Use of VBA for development of ad-hoc tools in MS Office applications.
Strong data analysis, processing and synthesis skills are essential and an ability to recognize opportunities for improvements in areas of work and implement appropriate solutions is highly desirable.
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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