System Operations Engineering Service

Company Details

CS Group is a major actor in the design, integration and operation of mission critical systems in Defense & Security, Space, Aeronautics and Energy sectors.

Company Description

With over 2.100 employees worldwide, the CS Group is a leading IT company in France and in Germany, and a prime contractor in designing, integrating and operating mission critical systems. It has now been over 30 years that comprehensive CS Group solutions for space systems and applications, both on the ground and in space, have been part and parcel of this odyssey.

Our German activities are growing at a fast pace and to face our customers’ high level expectations and needs, we are looking for talented profiles with relevant experience in Space systems and applications.

Job Description

The required service capability is as follows:

  • Operations of systems including, but not limited to:
    • System and Ground Segment Operations;
    • Communications & Networks Operations;
    • System Monitoring and Reporting;
    • Operations Security;
    • Operations Infrastructure;
    • Operations Training;
    • Multi-Mission Tools (such as mass storage and archiving).
  • Implementation, verification and operational validation of new operational systems and elements, and their evolution;
    • Contribution to the system operations preparation and verification/validation for new satellite systems;
    • Provision of support to anomaly investigation;
    • Preparation and maintenance of operations documentation;
    • Training of operational personnel for system operations;
    • Contribution to the definition, development and operational validation of operational concepts for future satellite systems;
    • Contribution to the system verification and validation activities for future satellite systems, including formal system operational scenario validation, SSVTs, AIV, Commissioning and operations rehearsals


Mandatory skills and relevant experience in :

  • At least two years’ experience in system operations of Earth Observation missions covering at least one of the disciplines identified in 2.1, preferably in an operational environment
  • At least two years’ experience in the system operations engineering of complex EO ground segments, and experience of verification and validation of such systems.
  • Very good strengths in analysis, synthesis and presentation skills
  • Very good interpersonal, communication and reporting skills and an ability to apply these to the interactions within a team and between teams in a multi-disciplinary context
  • At least two years’ experience with UNIX / Linux systems preferably in an operational environment
  • The ability to learn and develop the needed skills and knowledge to contribute to the operations of the service, including the ability to rapidly absorb, and make use of, information presented in written and oral communications in a dynamic context
  • An university degree (or equivalent) in an engineering or discipline relevant to the job profile, and/or proven experience in EO ground segments and system operations, preferably in an operational environment

Additional skills and experience (considering as an added value) :

  • Spacecraft or ground segment operations,
  • System Monitoring & Reporting, and Mission Performance in an EO System Environment,
  • Preparation of requirements, design, interfaces and testing documentation,
  • Preparing, Organising, and Implementation of System Operations Validation;
  • Systems Operations Infrastructure, and in particular Satellite / Mission Control Centres and associated Operations Engineering Rooms;
  • Communications and network operations,
  • Operations Security,
  • System and Ground Segment Operations Preparation for LEO EO programmes,
  • System and Ground Segment Operations Preparation for GEO EO programmes

Additional Information

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that enable a good work life balance,  Career and development opportunities for our employees is important to us and we offer training for every employee as well as the chance you develop your skills on the job. If this sounds like a good fit for you, we look forward to hearing from you!


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