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J17049 Mission Control Operations Engineer

 Mission Control Operations Engineer

Reference:   J17092
Location:   EUMETSAT, Darmstadt /Germany
Closing Date for applications:   31/01/2018 00:00
Your HR Contact for this position:   Anke Mayer

​Telespazio VEGA Deutschland is the first choice aerospace company for IT and engineering solutions and services. With more than 350 employees in Germany we shape the future of aerospace together – and beyond. Our staff play a key role in determining our success through their qualifications, motivation, enthusiasm, different cultural backgrounds and their sense of teamwork.

We are passionate about delivering exciting Space Programs for and with our customers. Through our large frame contracts with ESOC, EUMETSAT and DLR, we offer a future-oriented and trusting work environment, multi-cultural teams, as well as challenging jobs on space missions for graduates up until experienced professionals.

The successful applicant will work at the core of meteorological satellite operations in Europe as Mission Control Operations Engineer for Telespazio VEGA and provide support to the system development and operations preparation of the MTG mission.

The Mission Control Operations Engineer will be supporting our customer EUMETSAT in Darmstadt, Germany. The position is full-time and permanent.   


  • The design and development of the MTG Mission Operations Facility, related subsystems and interfaces, in particular with a focus on the Mission Operations Facility operability
  • The definition and implementation of Mission Operations Facility sub-system acceptance and MOF system integration testing, in particular with a focus on the definition of operationally relevant validation test scenarios
  • The analysis of MTG specific Packet Utilization Services (PUS) with the goal to develop operational concepts compatible with the Mission Operations Facility design
  • The execution of Mission Operations Facility system verification and validation activities
  • The definition and implementation of MTG Ground Segment system verification and validation activities, including formal system operational validation, SSVTs, and operations rehearsals
  • The refinement of the MTG mission operations concept in relation to the Mission Operations Facility and its implementation in the Reference Operations Plan and System Operations File, including related documents and procedures, databases, etc.
  • The execution of MTG Ground Segment, Mission Operations Facility system, and Mission Operations Facility sub-system reviews, technical meetings, and scheduling and planning meetings


  • University (or similar) degree
  • Several years of experience working in the operations preparation and routine operations of spacecraft mission control systems, ideally for GEO and LEO satellite systems.
  • Several years of experience defining and implementing the verification and validation of spacecraft mission control systems.
  • Several years of experience operating a spacecraft mission control system based on SCOS-2000
 Essential Skills
  • Experience in using SQL.
  • Experience in using configuration management systems such as CVS and/or GIT.
  • Familiarity with flight dynamics and mission planning.
 Desirable Skills
  • Experience as a team leader.
  • Experience with the Linux operating system.


Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including 30 days holiday, generous training possibilities, Telespazio VEGA Deutschland pension scheme is offered to the successful candidate.


In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.


You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then you should send your application preferrably online with your availability details and salary expectations.

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