Spacecraft Operations Engineer Payload, TT&C and Data Handling (m/f) - Galileo



Galileo FOC OPS Services

Required Start Date

November 2015



Submission Deadline

12th October 2015


GCC - Oberpfaffenhofen

Technical Requirements


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


The main tasks of the position will be:

·        Preparation of Flight Operations Procedures (FOP)

·        Writing of procedures

·        Adaptation of 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, ODB, SCCF and 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

·        Offline analysis of the subsystem performance

·        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


Academic Requirements

A Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering is required.

Specific Requirements

·        Proven experience in S/C operations

·        Knowledge of the GALILEO project

·        Willing to work on-call support and occasional shift work

·        Spacecraft subsystem knowledge, in particular good knowledge of Data Handling and TT&C and Payload subsystems

·        Experience with pre-launch activities and launch campaigns


Additional skills required:

  • System-minded and a team player
  • Very good social skills
  • 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
  • German language skills would be an asset


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 not later than 12th October 2015 to:

Andrée Scherschel (


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