NOC Ground Segment Engineer (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 Engineer (m/f) in order to fulfill the duty of: 

NOC Ground Segment Engineer

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 Ground Segment Engineer 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.


Main responsibilities

The main tasks of the Network Operations Center Engineer will be:


  • Support to service transition & roll-out of new solutions and operational validation;
  • Support prototyping and pilot projects;
  • Supporting ESA Station Engineers and Ground Operations Engineers in identified projects and the execution of delegated tasks;
  • Support of LEOP (launch and early orbit) activities;
  • Provide 2nd line ground operations support to the NOC;
  • Support mission preparations (launches, mission readiness tests, station tests and tracking campaigns);
  • Testing and evaluation of system configurations;
  • Coordination and configuration control of SW (applications, OS) in use by the NOC;
  • Develop training material and deliver courses.


Note: The NOC Engineer will be expected to occasionally work as part of a 24/7 shift in support of launches and special operations.


Academic Requirements

A University degree in engineering, physics, or software domains is required.


Specific Requirements


Ideal candidate

Applicants require a University (or similar) degree in engineering, physics or similar applicable discipline.

You will require good professional experience in end-to-end ground station systems required for spacecraft operations, antenna, RF front-end equipment, back-end TTC systems, communication equipment, M&C systems, station general support systems and preferably also in the area of space to ground communications and RF.


You will possess the following qualities:

  • Solid experience in end-to-end ground station systems for spacecraft operations;
  • Solid test procedures, equipment and tools background;
  • Good ground systems knowledge on a subsystem level;
  • Familiarity with operational environments;
  • Ability to understand and accurately predict behaviour of complex systems;
  • Fluent in English, both in speech and writing;
  • Self-starter, able to work independently with little or no supervision;
  • Pro-active and confident personality with good persuasive skills;
  • 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 (night) shifts occasionally;
  • Solid IT knowledge, including Linux, networking concepts and common tools and software applications;
  • Service mentality and solid understanding of a KPI driven service environment;
  • Able to write and present documentation and reports;
  • Willingness and ability to pass on knowledge to/train junior team members.


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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