Galileo Spacecraft Controller

Required Start Date

within 3 months



Technical Requirements

The successful candidate will perform daily monitoring and commanding functions for the satellite fleet of our customer. He/she will provide technical interface for operations and engineering staff and operate and manage the daily functions of the TT&C network.

  • Additional and more specific responsibilities will include:
  • Monitoring data of all satellites for proper operation, responding to satellite and network alarms (out of limits, status changes, control system configurations, battery charge state, attitude, etc.)
  • Operating multiple satellite ground systems according to established procedures
  • Executing commands on all satellites, (scheduled and non-scheduled) as warranted
  • Maintaining a record of all operational a activities in the daily log
  • Conducting and assisting troubleshooting of Ground System problems

  • Performing all functions of payload and housekeeping data management

  • Directing activities of the TT&C Network

  • Participating in daily shift briefings/debriefings

  • Performing routine configuration and performance checks on specified software and processes

  • Participating in all scheduled training sessions

  • Support generation and maintenance of operational documentation

Academic Requirement

Applicants for this post should have a technician degree or equivalent qualification and professional experience in space operations.

Specific Requirements

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years experience in Satellite and/or Earth Station Operations

  • Must be able to work in a multitasking work environment

  • Must be able to work shifts in a 24x7 rotating shift environment including night shifts, weekends, and holidays

  • Must be able to perfom on-call duties

  • Experience in Monitoring and Control systems such as SCOS2000

  • Demonstrated good understanding of PC applications, computers and networking

  • Knowledge of networks