EPS-SG Operations Preparation for System Operations Engineer (17-13-058)

Job Description

We are looking for a System Operations Engineer for our client EUMETSAT. You will cover Operation Preparation tasks focusing on the development of EPS-SG System Operations. Your tasks shall include:

  • Responsible for the definition of the overall Operations Validation Plan (OVP).
  • Implement and coordinate the OVP for the validation of the operational scenarios and support the SIM Officer during the simulation campaigns.
  • Coordinate with IV&V team to deliver as necessary validated operational scenarios for V&V test cases.
  • Responsible for the definition of system operation documentation for both nominal and contingency operations (System Ops Guides) in close coordination with OPS department.
  • Develop and validate the end to end System Operation Procedures and Timelines for routine and contingency operations in coordination with satellite and system operations engineers.
  • Coordinate with OPS team leaders to ensure compliance with existing OPS workflows and processes as per Operations Management Plan (OMP).
  • In coordination with OPS teams, contribute to the Reference Operations Plan and ensure coherency with mission concepts.
  • Ensure focal point of contact in OPIT for coordination with V&V team.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline
  • At least five years in the field of Spacecraft Operations with specific experience as follows:
    • Good system knowledge of the main functional elements of a ground system which are used for the monitoring and control of a satellite.
    • Spacecraft monitor and control operations on SCOS based system.
    • Experience of definition, development and validation of operations for the development of satellite ground segment facilities such as monitor and control, mission planning, onboard software management, ground stations monitoring.
    • Relevant experience on configuration management of operational systems.
    • Demonstrated experience in a similar key role for the validation and readiness status of specific operation preparation phases such as SSVT, validation campaigns or rehearsals.
    • Operation Procedures development life cycle and Operation Preparation environment and configuration management for operational systems.
    • Specification of system and operational concepts, facility requirements and external operational interfaces management.
  • During SSVTs, rehearsals and launch campaign week-end or overtime shifts may be necessary.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • In-orbit System operations of Low Earth Orbit Earth Observation satellites.
  • Specific Operational phases such as LEOP, SIOV, and Commissioning phases.
  • Configuration management of operation baseline components on operational systems.
  • System development life cycle, phases, reviews and deliverables.
  • Knowledge of French would be an advantage.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills and be confident to deal with a wide variety of people.
  • Good interpersonal skills to coordinate with team leaders and key stakeholders as well as in cooperation with industry and partner agencies.
  • Perform effectively under high workloads and be able to adapt to a rapidly-changing time-critical environment.
  • Able to commit to the plan and deliver the expected results on time or to report proactively if any deviations are foreseen.

Work Location

Darmstadt, Germany


Start of Work: August 2017

Application Deadline: 07 June 2017

Important Notes

Before applying to this position, please read the page How to Apply.
Applicants must be EU citizens or have a valid work and residence permit in Germany.
Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process.

Job Application

Please send your applications electronically to career@solenix.ch before the application deadline 07 June 2017.