Head of Section Payload Operations (m/w/d)

Referenz: J20029
Ort / Standort: ESOC \ Darmstadt \ Germany
Anmeldeschluss für Bewerbungen: 31.12.2020 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 crafting a diverse environment, and we 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.

The Position

We are looking for someone with an excellent knowledge of (Earth Observation (EO)) Data Processing / Satellite Payload Data Ground Segments (PDGS) concepts and software. 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 manage the section and participate on project activities as well, the allocation being flexible depending on the required focus.

The management activity have two distinct themes:

  • Strategy and Planning. You formulate the vision and strategy with your team, in-line with the direction of the company. The strategy is thereafter translated into a plan of specific actions to be taken and you manage your teams 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), monitoring of projects and being the supervisor of the section team.

You are part of the department management team, supporting the daily operations and you 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!

This position is based at ESOC in Darmstadt. It is full-time and permanent and expected starting date will be around April 2020.

We are looking forward to meeting you!


  • 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 in 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

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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