Spacecraft Operations Engineer for AEOLUS (19-23-040)

Job Description

We are looking for a Spacecraft Operations Engineer to support our customer ESA with the activities related to the AELOUS mission. The main area of responsibility of the selected engineer will be the payload chain, which includes the in-situ Cleaning System, the interfaces with the Mission Planning system and the interfaces with industry and other external teams (PDGS, scientists). The selected engineer will work in close coordination with the prime payload and ICS engineers. 
Throughout the duration of the support, the engineer may be involved in additional systems and subsystems and also other Earth Observation missions.
The main activities include:

  • 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

Required Skills and Experience

  • Spacecraft subsystem knowledge
  • Experience in spacecraft operations
  • Ability to work in an organised 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 and Experience

  • 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

Work Location

Darmstadt, Germany


Start of Work: Mid October 2019

Application Deadline: 09 August 2019

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 for the above-mentioned work location.
Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process.

Job Application

Please send your applications electronically to before the application deadline 09 August 2019.