ESTRACK Ground Operations Engineer (m/w/d)

Referenz: J22170
Ort / Standort: ESOC \ Darmstadt \ Germany
Anmeldeschluss für Bewerbungen: 23.12.2022 23:59 CET
Kategorie: Operations & Engineering Services

Telespazio Germany GmbH 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 essential. With more than 400 employees in Germany, we shape the future of aerospace together – and beyond. Our staff play a key role in determining our success through their qualifications, motivation, enthusiasm, different cultural backgrounds and their sense of teamwork.


The Position

Telespazio Germany is seeking an engineer to join our ESTRACK Ground Operations Engineering Service team, based at the European Spacecraft Operations Centre (ESOC), in Darmstadt, Germany. ESTRACK is the ESA Tracking Network of global ground stations, comprising a wide array of antenna types, i.e. for deep-space and LEO satellite communications. The facilities within ESTRACK require operations engineering services as provided by Ground Operations Engineers (GOEs) who are assigned to a Spacecraft Mission operation team. GOEs are responsible for providing engineering services required for their assigned Mission facility for preparing and maintaining associated ground operation facilities during preparation of new support to missions and during the execution (flying) phase. 

We are looking forward to meeting you! 



The core services of Ground Operations Engineering are as follows:

  • Validation of end to end ground segment configuration for critical and routine remote operations;
  • Leading Mission Readiness tests to validate operational procedure for critical and routine operations;
  • Generation of operational configuration of mission specific documentation (e.g. Ground Operation Procedure, Remote and local Procedures, training material) during the life time of the mission;
  • Investigations of anomalies (incidents analysis and problem management) affecting the Ground station services to any supported mission;
  • Interfacing with ESTRACK Network Operations Centre (NOC) and Ground Station Maintenance and Operations teams; interfacing with external Stations partners;
  • Preparation of the ground segment for launch and early orbit phases of new missions;
  • Provide training and procedural documentation for NOC operations.

Supporting the development and evolution of the NOC facilities and operational concepts.


University degree or equivalent education in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering.

Essential Skills

  • Experience in the Telecommunication Engineering domain, (i.e. RF expertise) including practical experience as RF engineer;
  • Broad understanding of IT Systems;
  • Configuration control expertise (i.e., knowledge and experience in configuration management).

Desirable Skills

  • Some experience with deep space and 15m antennas; 
  • Some experience with Ground Station operations
  • Familiarity with Satellite support ground facilities control processes and set-up;
  • Some experience dealing with internal &  external interfaces and industrial suppliers;
  • Familiarity with ground segment maintenance and operations.

Further Details / Requirements

  • CV in Europass format.
  • This position is open ONLY to candidates from an ESA member state or the EU.
  • Ability to undertake international travel, i.e., Australia and South America

Your Benefits of joining us

  • Work-life balance: Flexible working hours, home office, remote work option within Germany and EU;
  • 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. We offer access to Coursera, Bookboon and personal 1:1 feedbacks.  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 Rabea Heinz.


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