Head of Section Ground Stations (m/w/d)

Referenz: J20013
Ort / Standort: Headquarters \ Darmstadt \ Germany
Anmeldeschluss für Bewerbungen: 31.03.2020 23:59 CET
Kategorie: Software Solutions

We are the first choice European aerospace company for software centric engineering solutions. We combine 40 years of experience in a market, where trust and quality are needed. With more than 350 employees in Germany, we shape the future of aerospace – and beyond - together.

Our staff plays a key role for our success through their qualifications, motivation, enthusiasm, different cultural backgrounds and their sense of collaboration in an open international environment living our values; trust, integrity, participation and curiosity.

We are committed to crafting a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We offer a wealth of benefits to support a balanced work life balance, including but not limited to flexible working hours, mobile working and encouraging career development

This position is based at our Head Office in Darmstadt. It is full-time and permanent and expected starting date will be around March 2020.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

The Position

We are looking for someone with an excellent knowledge of ground station concepts and software. However, the main responsibility is to build a section that offers a long-term perspective for the staff and a sustainable and growing business for the company!

As a section head you will both work on projects as well as manage the section, the allocation being flexible depending on the current focus.

The management activity have two distinct themes

  • Strategy and Planning. You formulate the vision and strategy with your team, in-line with direction of the company. The strategy is thereafter translate into a plan of specific actions to be taken and you manage your team’s execution of this plan. The aim is long term sustainability for the business.

  • Delivery and Team. You are responsible for the deliveries of the projects within your section. This includes resource planning (both allocation and recruitment) and monitoring of projects and being the supervisor of the section team.

You are part of the department management team, supporting the daily operations and will be consulted on required changes and improvements. The direct line of reporting will be to the Division Head, but you are encouraged to contribute to all parts of the organization.

The section size is measured in number of staff and should be between 5 and 15. The ultimate measure of your success will be that the section will grow to a size where it will have to be split!


  • Degree in software engineering or similar

Essential Skills

  • Excellent technical knowledge of the domain

  • Initial network into main customers at technical and management level

  • Motivated and driven, flexible and open, with high development potential

  • Experience of leading teams

  • Good planning skills

  • Good communication skills

Desirable Skills

  • Outgoing and not afraid of leaving your comfort zone

  • Proven track record in strategic planning

  • Experience in Project / Service Management

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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 Roopashri Rajasekhar.


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