Spacecraft Operations Engineer

Our customer is a European organisation providing satellite operations and ground station tracking network services. You will be working onsite as part of the Mission Control Team.

Spacecraft Operations Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Mission preparation and implementation of the relevant ground segment.
  • Familiarisation with the mission characteristics and supporting the operational analyses of the mission.
  • Support to the porting, development, integration and validation of the ground systems and facilities required for including all elements of the mission data systems.
  • Provide operations support to the Spacecraft Operations Manager at systems & spacecraft level for mission management and mission planning
  • Prepare and validate nominal and contingency procedures for flight and for spacecraft testing on ground
  • Support the SOVs, ground segment integration tests, training and simulations
  • Participate in all flight operations following the wake-up
  • Support in-flight operations, including nominal, critical, contingency and on-call support
  • Support off-line evaluation of the spacecraft in-flight performance
  • Support maintenance of on-board software for the assigned areas

Skills and Experience:

  • University degree in engineering, science or other relevant discipline
  • Several years of professional experience in system engineering
  • Understanding of interplanetary mission operations
  • Understanding of spacecraft avionics architecture (data handling and AOCS)
  • Understanding of Flight Control Team tasks and responsibilities pre- and post-launch
  • Understanding of ground systems and facilities required to support spacecraft operations including the area of mission planning
  • Ability to work independently as well as good communication skills
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; French would be an asset