Ground Segment Operations Engineer (m/f/d)

Company Details

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 the five-lake region in Upper Bavaria close to Munich, a place where other people enjoy their holidays. At the space industry location in Oberpfaffenhofen, our approx. 190 dedicated employees perform their tasks each day working in international and interdisciplinary teams focusing on tomorrow’s navigation. Join us in shaping the future …

… and play an essential role inside of Europe’s flagship project Galileo as a

Ground Segment Operations Engineer (m/f/d)

Your Mission:

Your mission will be to become a fully productive member of the Ground Operations Team and to ensure the smooth operation of the Galileo Control System (GCS) across both control centres in Germany and Italy. You will actively support the Galileo mission by participating in a diverse range of activities providing engineering support to the shift team, joining talented multi-disciplinary teams for Special Operations, validating new Ground Procedures and supervising and testing new system deployments. You will be exposed to all mission phases (LEOP, IOT, and Routine). Your talents, skills and dedication will make a difference in the following areas:

Operations preparation

  • Prepare/support/execute system, segment and element operation validation activities
  • Develop/review/update Operations Plans and Operations Concept documents
  • Update and maintain control of Ground and Secure Operations Procedures
  • Ensure/support database preparation, coordination, synchronization and verification


Operations planning and coordination:

  • Take part in the planning and coordination of activities
  • Provide planning inputs and execution feedback for Ground Operations activities

Operations execution/support:

  • Take over a ground or secure operations position on-console and on-call
  • Provide support to ground segment users for preparation or execution operations activities.
  • Monitor performance of ground services and trigger corrective actions
  • Handle incidents and anomaly (writing, processing, supporting review boards) according to KPI.
  • Prepare/support/execute software engineering activities
  • Interface with ground segment external entities for data exchange and service outage troubleshooting
  • Provide supplementary support to Shift Lead and Special Operations
  • Take over on-call duty to provide Ground Operations Support 24/7
  • Support KPI data collection and reporting

Operations development:

  • Take part in Ground Operations processes (e.g. planning, reporting, anomaly escalation, milestone reviews)
  • Provide support for the progressive automation of Constellation Operations
  • Provide Engineer Support to assess Galileo Control Segment enhancements/modifications
  • Provide inputs to enhancement of operations processes


  • Maintain and develop subject matter expert (SME) training material

Your Qualification:

  • Master´s degree in telecommunications, aerospace engineering, informatics or equivalent
  • Experience in ground system operations preparation engineering and execution, ILS or Maintenance
  • Knowledge of navigation ground segment such as EGNOS or Galileo
  • Comfortable using Linux
  • An advanced level of English is mandatory
  • Willingness to support on-call and shift duties

Tagged as: systems engineering, Egnos, ground systems operations, galileo system, ILS

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