Galileo IT Operations and System Engineer (m/f)



Galileo Mission

Required Start Date

September 2013



Submission Deadline




ESOC. The work requires frequent travel to the GCC-D, GCC-I , and ESTEC and occasional travel to LEOP centres (Toulouse) S/C manufacturer (Bremen) and other locations. 

Technical Requirements

LSE Space is looking for an experienced Engineer (m/f) in order to fulfill the duty as Galileo IT Operations and Systems Engineer at ESOC in Darmstadt/Germany.

The tasks of this post include in particular:

·Support the Galileo Project Office in the Operations of the Galileo System, with focus on the ICT infrastructure.

·Contribute to the review process of the Galileo ICT-related contracts, with special focus on the reviews of the Galileo Data Dissemination Network.

·Monitoring of the GDDN service provision (SLA) by the WP6 contractor.

·Contribute to the ICT Operational Concept for the Galileo system.

·Contribute to the production/review of the IT aspects of the applicable ICDs (GDDN to Segments ICD).

·Support the Galileo Configuration Control Processes in IT areas (Network Configuration Control Board).

·Follow-up of IT related Anomalies (ARs, NCRs) and Resolution process (CCRs).

·Support System in their integration and verification activities with focus on IT infrastructure.

·Contribute to the Galileo Project Office in the Operations team with other IT related activities.

·Support the Galileo Project Office during the development, validation, integration and operations of the end-to-end communication system (GDDN, xNE and associated M&C system), with focus on the Galileo Data Dissemination Network (GDDN).

·Following the deployment, validation and transition to operation of new communications links as well as the required migration processes, ensuring their timely availability for the meet the project development plans.

·Coordinate with the segments in the provision of an end-to-end ICT solution for the Galileo System.

Academic Requirements

University degree or equivalent qualification in informatics or an equivalent qualification in the IT domain.

Specific Requirements

· Proven experience in technical IT (Communication and Computer Systems) operations and engineering.

· Experience in IT Service Delivery.

· Experience in Configuration Change and Anomaly management.

· Experience in Service Transition and/or Service Design processes.

· Good communication skills.

· The capability to manage complex and potentially stressful tasks.

· Good practical and analytical skills.

· Perfect command of English, verbal and written.


Background information

Benefits: 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) until 29th June 2013 to:

Andrée Scherschel (


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