Spacecraft Operations Engineer (m/f)



Galileo FOC Operations Services - Payload, Data Handling and TTC Operations, Preparation and Execution

Required Start Date

March 2013




Submission Deadline




Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany 

Technical Requirements

LSE Space is looking for an experienced Spacecraft Operations Engineer (m/f) in order to fulfill activities in the area of Payload, Data Handling and TTC Operations Preparation and Execution to support the Galileo FOC Operations Services in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.

The objective of the Spacecraft Operations Engineer is the preparation, validation and execution of operations related to the data handling, TTC and Payload subsystems.

The main tasks of the position will be:

·         Flight Operations Procedures (FOP) preparation

·         Writing of procedures

·         Adapt procedures to new databases and procedures delivered by industry

·         Definition of validation scenarios

·         FOP validation, testing and result reporting

·         Preparation of and participation in SVTs and simulations

·         Test and validation of operational items like CSIM, ASW, OBD, SCCF, MOIS

·         Participation in and provision of training (spacecraft subsystems, Ops tools, Ops concepts)

·         Anomaly Reports handling (writing, action processing, support of review boards)

·         Operations Support

·         Support of routine, special and contingency operations during PF Commissioning, IOT and routine phase inclusive provision of shift and on-call support

·         Provision of on-call service for the assigned subsystems during routine phase

·         Offline analysis of the subsystem performance

Academic Requirements

·  University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline


Specific Requirements

·  Experience in spacecraft operations preparation and execution

·  System-minded and a team player

·  Able to work in an interdisciplinary team

·  Self-starter, able to work independently with little or no supervision

·  Fluent in English, both in speech and writing


Background information



A permanent employment contract.

Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Career path.


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 before 5th March 2013 preferably online to:  Andrée Scherschel (

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