Space Debris Engineer

  • Reference DED-HP-4104
  • Location Darmstadt, Germany
  • Closing date 01 July 2019
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We are currently looking for a Space Debris Engineer to support our customer in Germany.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

To support our customer in Germany, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Support mission customers for the compliance verification analysis task, runs with DRAMA, Scarab and Snappshot and document the results;
  • Support CDF sessions, the definition of the studies for GSTP and other ESA study programs in the area of space debris;
  • Provide Training on OPS-SD software and processes to internal and external trainees;
  • Routine operation of ESA’s conjunction event prediction system for internal and external customers;
  • Analysis and consultancy in the case of a high-risk conjunction event in liaison with the Flight Control Teams;
  • Contributions to the evolution and upgrade of ESA’s DISCOS database system;
  • Standby for project support in the areas of Cleanspace and SSA, and the upcoming Space Safety Programme
  • Support to the interfacing with external entities, such as CSpOC for the analysis of conjunction events
  • Present and promote ESA achievements, recent research and work of the space debris office, including demonstrations, at conferences and workshops.


Skills & Experience

You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

  • University degree in the field of astronomy, mathematics, engineering, or physics;
  • Understanding of CDF, IADC and SSA/Space Safety Program way of working;
  • Knowledge of Linux scripting languages, Fortran, C++, Python, experience with network services and protocols, and system administration;
  • Experience with Space Debris related tasks;
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; other European languages an advantage.

This job is located in Darmstadt.

If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send us your CV together with a letter of motivation (both in English and in Word) to Ms Agnieszka Iwanczuk via the website www.hespace.com/vacancies, quoting job DED-4104.

More information

Agnieszka Iwanczuk
Agnieszka Iwanczuk
  • Senior Recruiter
  • +31 71 341 7512
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