Galileo Operations Service Engineer (m/w/d)

Reference: J19057
Location: ESTEC \ Noordwijk\ Netherlands
Deadline for applications: 31.07.2019 23:59 CET
Category: Operations & Engineering Services

Telespazio VEGA Deutschland is the first choice European aerospace company for ICT and engineering solutions and services. We combine 40 years of experience in high-technology markets, where trust and quality are essential. 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.

This is an opportunity to provide a Spacecraft Operations Service within the ESA Galileo Team. The position is based at ESTEC in Noordwijk in Netherlands. It is full-time and permanent and earliest starting date will be around August 2019.

We are looking forward to meeting you!



The main responsibility is the definition of the System Operations concepts and requirements for the next generation of Galileo, through active interfacing with System and Segments design experts, to ensure that the system functionalities and performances fulfill the mission objectives of the new Galileo generation.

The Engineer will be primarily assigned to the Systems Operations Engineering of the G2G, supporting at the same time other missions within the Galileo programme, e.g. Galileo First Generation.

The general activities (depending on the phase of the mission) are:

  • Definition and maintenance of the G2G System Operations project documentation, including the System Level Operations Concept (both classified and unclassified) and the Operations Service Requirement Document. Particular focus is expected on the compatibility analysis between the new generation of Galileo Satellites and the Ground Segment evolutions, the new planning functionalities as well as operations automation and monitoring and control aspects.

  • Identification of the required Operational Improvements to be injected in the new system functional architecture definition, based on a systematic analysis of the lessons learned derived from the Galileo First Generation.

  • Interfacing with the System design experts within the Project to ensure that the system functionalities and performances fulfill the new mission objectives and operability requirements for all the different mission scenarios and system operating modes.

  • Based on the operations concept evolution and lessons learned analysis, derive operability requirements in support of the System and Segment requirements definition and consolidation.

  • Support the Galileo Project Office on the interactions with the Galileo GNSS Supervisory Authority Agency (GSA) for the definition of operational needs coming from service requirements.

  • Active participation to Galileo Evolution Engineering Boards, System and Segments Working Groups.

  • Active participation to Galileo System and Segments Project Reviews and coordination of the interaction between the operations team and the Galileo Project Office.

  • Support the achievement of Operations readiness for GALILEO Services Provision


  • University degree or equivalent education in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering

  • You must be eligible to live and work in the EU, as the acquisition of a security clearance is mandatory for this position.

Essential Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of the current GALILEO system and its expected evolution.

  • Proven experience in operations engineering (analysis of mission requirements, operational feasibility, identification of main operational drivers and definition of system operational concept(s) to support both ground mission control systems and satellite design to ensure that the overall system functionalities and performances fulfill the mission objectives and operability requirements.

  • Good understanding of mission control systems integration and verification, including the integration and testing of the individual ground elements up to the progressive integration and acceptance of the whole system and related interfaces.

  • Advanced knowledge of the current Galileo operational processes related to operations preparation, validation and execution and related interfaces.

  • Proven experience in engineering coordination tasks and capability to interface with system design experts at both Project and Industry support level.

  • Good communication skills and the ability to carry out activities and interact in a complex teamwork environment.

  • Good practical and analytical skills.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience in a commercial/industrial environment

  • Ability to multi-task efficiently: working on multiple activities simultaneously

  • Familiarity with the ESTEC environment

Your Benefits of joining us

By joining the Telespazio family, you will enjoy all the benefits of a competitive salary in a sustainable work environment, flexible working time models, diverse advancement and training possibilities for technical, language and soft skills, a generous holiday package as well as a company pension scheme. Furthermore, we support you with your relocation. Through our wide network, we can also support your partner in finding a job at your new work location.


Are you equally inspired by our visions and dreams? Get in touch with us today and send us your application in Europass Format!

Your HR Contact for this position is Melanie Giesche.


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