NOC Hardware Maintenance Technician (m/f)



Network Operations Centre (NOC)

Required Start Date




Submission Deadline

17th January 2018


ESA/ESOC - Darmstadt

Technical Requirements


LSE Space is looking for an experienced Technician (m/f) in order to fulfill the duty of: 

NOC Hardware Maintenance Technician

for our customer ESA/ESOC  in Darmstadt/Germany.

The primary responsibilities of this role will be: 


For our activities in the European Space Agency, we are currently seeking to employ a highly motivated and enthusiastic Hardware Maintenance Technician to work in an exciting innovative international environment.

The role will be part of a newly established Network Operations Centre (NOC) tasked with coordinating, configuring and monitoring activities related to the ESA ground segment, specifically the Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C) stations of the ESTRACK ground station network.

The NOC is responsible for providing 1st and 2nd line support to the ESA space missions and its users.

It provides Ground Operations, Operational IT and Operational Control Centre services and acts as single point of contact for real-time service requests from ESTRACK customers.

The hardware maintenance team looks after the operational IT hardware, the local data centres and wiring centres as well as the operational control rooms on site.


Main responsibilities

The main tasks of the Hardware Maintenance Technician will be:

  • Hardware installations;
  • Hardware maintenance and support;
  • Mechanical integration;
  • Electrical safety testing;
  • Cable installation, testing and patching;
  • Spare part management;
  • Shipping and handling of equipment deliveries;
  • Configuration management;
  • Testing;
  • Preventive maintenance;
  • Control room refurbishment;
  • Reporting;
  • Incident handling;
  • Support of LEOP (launch and early orbit) activities (including occasional shift work);
  • Support of refurbishment projects/engineering activities.

Academic Requirements



Specific Requirements


Ideal candidate

Applicants need to have a solid background in IT/operational support.

DGUV certification (electrical safety testing) a plus.


You will possess the following qualities:

  • Excellent knowledge of common data centre infrastructures, including wiring concepts, cooling and power distribution;
  • Excellent knowledge of common IT hardware (server, racks, network devices) and wiring technologies;
  • Excellent experience in trouble shooting and fault analysis;
  • Fluent in English, both in speech and writing;
  • Self-starter, able to work independently with little or no supervision;
  • Team-player, able to interface with technical and management personnel;
  • Well-organised, able to prioritise and manage several tasks in parallel;
  • Able to work on shifts occasionally;
  • Solid IT knowledge, including common hardware, networking concepts and common tools and software applications;
  • Service mentality and solid understanding of a KPI driven service environment;
  • PC literacy: MS Office Products, Lotus Notes.


Background information



Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package.


Travel frequency: Few European missions during service duration




In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.


You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then send your application preferably by online (including CV and cover letter) not later than 17th January 2018 to:


Liliane Bromberg Carvalho (

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