Flight Dynamics Engineer (m/f)



Flight Dynamics - Test & Validation and Science Missions 

Required Start Date

February 2015



Submission Deadline

31st Dec 2014


ESOC/Darmstadt, Germany

Technical Requirements

LSE Space GmbH is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESOC, ESTEC and ESAC. LSE has now the opportunity to answer the ESOC request of Flight Dynamics Engineers (m/f).

The area of support will be "Test and Validation" and "Science Missions". 


The successful candidates will work in Test and Validation Support.

The engineers will support the flight dynamics operations in the following activities:

Pre-launch Development

- Studies for the operational FD software

- Mission Planning Support

- Orbit Determination

- Trajectory Optimisation

- ACS Command Generation

- ACS Calibration

- Auxiliary Data and Experimenters Support


Operational Support

- Studies and Mission Analysis

- Critical Mission Planning Support

- Orbit Determination

- Trajectory Optimisation

- Routine Mission Planning Support

- AOCS Command Generation

- Actuators and Control Systems Calibration

- Attitude Determination and O/B Systems Monitoring and Verification

- Optical Sensors Calibration

- Auxiliary Data Generation

- Test, Simulations and Training

- Evaluation and Reporting


Academic Requirements

A University degree in an engineering discipline is required.

Specific Requirements

Essential Requirements:

- University degree with high grades in engineering, mathematics, physics or equivalent

- Sound knowledge of Flight Dynamics, orbit and attitude dynamics

- Good understanding of celestial mechanics, spacecraft flight dynamics and s/w programming

- Experience with Flight Dynamics software tools and procedures

- Experience with SUN/Solaris, FORTRAN, C++, MATLAB and UNIX operating system


Desirable Skills:

Familiarity with Flight Dynamics operations (operational experience) would be an advantage.


Additional Information:

- Fluency in English is mandatory

- On-call support will be necessary


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 preferably online (CV in Word format) not later than 31st December 2014 to:

Andrée Scherschel (


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