ExoMars - Spacecraft Operations Engineer (18-23-030)

Job Description

We are looking for a Spacecraft Operations Engineer for our client ESOC. The primary areas of responsibility for this service are the Guidance, Navigation & Control, Propulsion subsystems and Payload, and the support to the SOM in the Ground Segment System Test and Validation. You will assume the responsibility and perform activities for additional subsystems or systems within the scope of general SOE services. You will be primarily assigned to a particular mission within the Solar and Planetary Missions family but with the possibility of supporting other missions within this family. 

The general activities to be supported by this service are (depending on the phase of the mission): 

  • Study of Project specific Characteristics
  • Participation in the development of the Ground Segment Documentation (System Requirements Document, System Test Plan)
  • Preparation of Functional Requirements for the Project dedicated Flight Control Software
  • Preparation of Functional Requirements for the Project dedicated Flight Control Ground Facilities
  • Participation in the Ground Segment system validation activities
  • Participation in the Analysis and Design of Satellite Operations
  • Preparation of Flight Control and Contingency Procedures
  • Production of Project specific Software Validation and Satellite Interface Validation Test (SVT)

Procedures, Reports and Participation in SVTs 

  • Participation in the System Operations Validation Test (SOV), Training and Simulation Programmes
  • Participation in Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) and Mission Critical Operations
  • General Flight Control Support Service
  • Spacecraft Performance Analysis

Required Skills and Experience

  • Spacecraft subsystem knowledge AOCS/GNC/Propulsion systems
  • Experience in Ground Segment development and/or improvement activities in support of flight operations
  • Experience in spacecraft operations
  • Ability to coordinate with other service providers in operations (team player)
  • Ability to interact with other teams supporting the operations preparation (e.g. ground data systems)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Familiarity with the ESOC environment
  • Familiarity with satellite control systems, in particular SCOS-2000
  • Familiarity with ground station control processes and set-up
  • Familiarity with operational simulators, especially the ones based on SimSat
  • Familiarity with flight operations or spacecraft operations
  • Familiarity with MOIS
  • Familiarity with Ground station scheduling processes

Work Location

Darmstadt, Germany


Start of Work: October 2018

Application Deadline: 24 July 2018

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 24 July 2018.