Spacecraft Operations Engineer - Aeolus (m/w/d)

Referenz: J19078
Ort / Standort: ESOC \ Darmstadt \ Germany
Anmeldeschluss für Bewerbungen: 09.08.2019 23:59 CET
Kategorie: 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.

We are looking for a Spacecraft Operations Engineer (SOE) who will have the primary responsibility for the Aeolus Payload chain, including the In-situ Cleaning System and the related interfaces for Mission Planning and with Industry and payload related externals (PDGS, Mission Scientist).  The SOE will work in close coordination with the prime Payload and ICS engineers. The Engineer will be extended to additional subsystems or systems within the scope of general SOE services, and participation in the on-call rotation.

The service will initially be provided for the Aeolus mission within the Earth Observation Missions family but with the possibility of supporting other missions within this family.

This position is based at ESOC in Darmstadt. It is full-time and permanent and expected starting date will be October 2019.

We are looking forward to meeting you!


The general activities from the SOE are:

  • Maintenance and preparation of Flight Control and Contingency Procedures
  • Support to the general routine activities of the mission (Mission Planning, documentation maintenance, satellite and ground systems anomaly investigation).
  • Acquisition and maintenance of general satellite knowledge and procedures, participating in the on-call engineer service rotation.
  • General Flight Control Support Service
  • Spacecraft Performance Analysis


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

Essential Skills

  • Spacecraft subsystem knowledge
  • Experience in spacecraft operations
  • Ability to work in an organized manner, with good reporting skills and reliable deadline meeting.
  • Ability to work with other service providers in operations (team player)
  • Ability to interact with other teams supporting the operations preparation (e.g. Payload Data Ground Segment, Ground Data Systems)
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written

Desirable Skills

  • Familiarity with the ESOC environment
  • Familiarity with satellite control systems, in particular SCOS-2000
  • Familiarity with operational simulators, especially the ones based on SimSat
  • Familiarity with MOIS

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!

Your HR Contact for this position is Melanie Giesche.


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