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We’re the DLR Space Applications Institute mbH – the DLR GfR for short. From our control center in Operpfaffenhofen near Munich, we monitor the operation of Galileo – the European global satellite navigation, timing, and positioning system.

DLR GfR mbH is a company providing reliable, safe and secure aerospace services. We operate and manage the constellation of Galileo satellites in the Galileo Control Center Oberpfaffenhofen on behalf of the European Commission.
Our company headquarters is located in an area widely known as a holiday destination –  the five-lakes region in Upper Bavaria near Munich. At the space industry location in Oberpfaffenhofen, our around 230 employees work every day in international and interdisciplinary teams on the navigation for the future. Become a part of us!

At the GCC-D the hosting team provides an infrastructure to make Galileo ground segments running smoothly. It provides space for the deployment of the Galileo element systems and coordinates their integration into the Galileo Control Center (GCC). The hosting team is responsible for the extreme high redundancy and availability of power and cooling provision for the whole operational area which mainly consists of control rooms and server rooms. It is also responsible for providing site security and a diversity of IT support systems.


We are looking for support in the area of deployment of the Galileo Ground Segment which is evolving constantly. To ensure that this is possible without interrupting operations, our hosting engineering team is developing solutions for the further expansion of the control rooms and server rooms. This plays an essential role in the continuity of control center operations.
Your focus will be on deployment coordination. Therefore, you will participate in various planning processes of the Galileo mission. You will be responsible for smooth delivery, deployment, installation and cabling of new components. We are looking for an engineer who is flexible as well as motivated to learn continuously, who is enthusiastic about working in a practical environment and who enjoys taking on new projects and solving problems. In addition to deep technical knowledge, you should have strong organizational skills.

Your tasks:

  • Get to know the various (partly international) parties involved
  • Familiarity with the technical requirements documents
  • Supporting the planning of infrastructure aspects for future expansion of computer systems, server rooms, control rooms and data cabling
  • Coordinating the deployment:
    • Regular communication with the various parties
    • Coordinating various tasks independently (both proactively and on a day-to-day basis) and always keeping risk and resource management in mind
  • Regular participation in various planning meetings
  • Supporting the project management with reporting, statistical evaluation of tickets and creation of incident reports
  • Supporting the project management with preparation of offers in the area of infrastructure, e.g. cost and effort estimates for the installation of computer equipment in racks



  • Completed master’s or bachelor’s degree in engineering or natural science or comparable qualification
  • Experience in IT systems
  • Experience in project management is desirable
  • Teamwork skills
  • Flexibility
  • Advanced level of English and German (written and spoken)


  • Collaboration in the European lighthouse project Galileo
  • Trusting and appreciative cooperation in an international environment
  • International team spirit
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Additional days off on 24.12., 31.12. and Shrove Tuesday
  • Work-Life-Balance e.g. through flexible working time models, mobile office options and an individual support by a demand-oriented family service
  • Varied personnel development program
  • Individual career options (for example through secondments to partner agencies / enterprises abroad)
  • Employer-financed retirement plan
  • Attractive location with a high recreational value in the five-lakes region near Munich
  • And much more …

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