Platform Satellite Operations Engineer



Sentinel-3 satellite operations preparation

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ESOC, Darmstadt


Technical Requirements

Satellite and system (FOS/PDGS/external interfaces) components aspects related to the operation engineering for satellite platform including Power/Thermal, propulsion and AOCS, TT&C, TXA subsystem (including LEOP mission timeline).

·         Requirements analysis and operational concept development;

·         Definition, production and validation of the operational mission data, in cooperation with the facility and satellite experts;

·         Preparation for, and execution of SVTs, rehearsal and simulation campaigns and support to anomaly investigation & resolution;

·         Supporting the definition of the operations interfaces with internal and external

·         Interactions with Simulator and training officer, for team proficiency training, rehearsal and simulation, and support to the operations team build-up;

·         Support to LEOP and Satellite In-Orbit Validation operations, as well as System commissioning operations.

Academic Requirements

In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the key personnel shall have a demonstrated experience of spacecraft and related ground segment development and operations in their relevant service domain (i.e. platform), in particular:


·         Experience of at least 4 years of Spacecraft Operations on Low Earth Orbit (LEO), 3-Axis Stabilised Spacecraft with responsibility for one or more platform subsystems during operation preparation, LEOP, commissioning or routine operations phases;

·         Experience of LEO satellite mission activity planning/scheduling;

·         Engineering expertise obtained in the development and operations of satellite platform;

·         Experience with development and validation of operational spacecraft procedures for nominal and contingency- recovery cases;

·         Familiarity with procedure change control process and configuration management of spacecraft operations systems;

·         Experience in PUS implementation as per ECSS-E-ST-70-41C;

·         Familiarity with SCOS2K control system and MOIS procedure development system;

·         Programming skills and excellent computer literacy with MS Office packages.


Specific Requirements


Background information

LSE Space is looking for an experienced Platform Satellite Operations Engineer for Sentinel-3 (m/f) in order to provide support to our customer in Darmstadt.

The Platform Satellite Operations Engineer will be integrated into the operations of the Sentinel-3 satellite operations preparation team.

The Satellite Operations Engineer (SOE) will work on the operations preparations, covering the platform service module, and payload data handling.


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