Mission Control Systems Operations Engineer (w/m/d)

Referenz: J22001
Ort / Standort: EUMETSAT \ Darmstadt \ Germany
Anmeldeschluss für Bewerbungen: 04.02.2022 23:59 CET
Kategorie: Operations & Engineering Services

Telespazio Germany is the first choice European aerospace company for ICT and engineering solutions and services. We combine 40 years of experience in high-technology markets, where trust and quality are needed. With more than 400 employees in Germany, we craft the future of aerospace together – and beyond. Our staff plays a key role in resolving our success through their qualifications, motivation, passion, different cultural backgrounds and their sense of teamwork.

The Position

We are searching for a Mission Control Systems Operations Engineer (MCSOE) with software engineering skills and experience to support our customer EUMETSAT, based in Darmstadt. As a full member of our excellent MCSOE team, you will deliver a state of the art Mission Control Systems (MCS) operations for the various GEO and LEO mission at EUMETSAT (e.g. Meteosat Second Generation and Metop/EPS). Beside the routine operation of EUMETSAT's state-of-the-art MCS, you will be involved in the preparation and early operations of the MCS for future missions (e.g. Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) and Metop-SG/EPS-SG).

As be part of our MCSOE team working at customer premises enabling fast paced space operations including on-call and call-out phases.

It is full-time and permanent and encouraged starting date will be as soon as possible.


We are looking forward to meeting you!



You major role in the team are the MCS operations and operations preparation (with a strong focus on the future MTG mission). You are the top tier member of a team responsible for the ongoing procurement, assembly, integration and validation of the MTG Mission Control System, your generic tasks will cover:

  • Coordination and support of all activities related to the integration and the verification of the MTG M&C Chain.
  • Supporting the M&C Chain test design & preparation engineers
  • Active involvement and definition of test cases / procedures for the M&C Chain verification, validation, integration and non-regression testing to the M&C Chain
  • Supervision and review of the M&C Chain testing schedule and co-ordination of the day to day activities of the M&C Chain team members and associated test activities.


  • You hold a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or any other related area.
  • You have 3 years (or more) of experience working in the operations of spacecraft mission control systems.
  • You show the flawless problem solver attitude: Your strength are in analysis, synthesis and presenting solution!
  • Team work is your dedication: You will work together with several teams in- and outside of EUMETSAT - you have experience in applying your interpersonal, communication and reporting skills in a multi-disciplinary context.
  • You have proven experience with UNIX/Linux systems preferably in operations.
  • Last, but not least your experience in Earth Observation Missions will be a huge plus!

Crucial Skills

  • Operations preparation and routine operations of ground and satellite systems.
  • Definition and development and / or maintenance of spacecraft mission control systems.
  • Relational databases and database management systems (e.g. Oracle, PostgreSQL, MariaDB).
  • Scripting or programming languages (e.g. bash, C/C++, Java, perl, python).
  • Use of configuration management systems such as CVS, SVN or GIT.
  • Use of satellite simulators.
  • Experience with MCS, especially SCOS-2000 or HiFly.
  • Be passionate about working in a dynamic work environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Negotiation level proficiency in English.

Your Benefits of joining us

  • Work-life balance: Flexible working hours, home office, sabbatical (time off for travelling around the world, extended parental leave, further education, etc.), option to work part time;
  • Financial benefits: Company pension plan, net wage optimisation programme including IT / bicycle leasing, discounted annual ticket for public transport, employer loans, etc.;
  • Employee recommendation scheme: We are grateful when our employees support us in finding new recruits. You will receive a bonus of 1,500 EUR to 3,000 EUR per successful recommendation;
  • Relocation support: We offer our newcomers a relocation lump sum and support you in finding a suitable new home as well as in finding a school or nursery for your children and much more. Should need be, this can even include support in the search for a job for your partner.
  • Career development: For us, further education and training are an essential part of people management, because this is the only way we can achieve our goal, namely a long-term and successful work relationship with you. Would you like to change your professional focus and work on other projects or change geographically? We will support you here as well.
  • Company event and activities: We have BBQs, Christmas parties and TGIF (Thank God It's Friday) events. On top of that, we organise team-building events and events internal to departments to promote team spirit. Let us know if you have creative ideas for corporate events or new initiatives that you would like to introduce to our company culture, no matter whether they are of artistic or technical nature. 


Are you equally inspired by our visions and dreams? Get in touch with us today and send us your application! 

Your HR Contact for this position is Melanie Giesche.


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