Space Surveillance and Tracking Systems Engineer

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GMV is a technological business group with an international presence. We offer our solutions, services and products in very diverse sectors: Aeronautics, Banking and Finances, Space, Defense, Health, Cybersecurity, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Automotive, Telecommunications, and Information Technology for Public Administration and large corporations.

GMV is a leading company in the space sector, in particular in Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) and Space Traffic Management (STM). GMV engineers use cutting-edge technologies to develop the solutions of the future. We are looking for engineers who bring new ideas, new ways of working, and above all, passion for the challenges of the space sector. GMV is looking for a highly motivated engineer for its premises in Germany (either in Darmstadt or in Munich) for its activities in the areas of SST and STM, including R&D tasks, software development and related engineering and analysis activities. As a systems engineer, you will work on specific projects related to SST with opportunities to switch teams, location and project as GMV grows and evolves. SST and STM are becoming a more and more relevant topic in the space sector due to the need to manage the traffic of the population of objects orbiting the Earth, both space debris and operational satellites, which is growing currently and is expected to increase even more dramatically due to the launch of mega-constellations.

You will be integrated into GMV’s SST multidisciplinary team located across several countries, with several projects currently on-going. In particular, the successful candidate will join the team taking care of SST activities at European level and in Germany, both for the development of SST systems and the execution of studies. The concrete tasks to be performed by the successful candidate will mostly focus on system engineering and software development activities with a strong relation with orbital mechanics, including orbit determination and track correlations. You will be working in a very dynamic environment surrounded by highly skilled and motivated engineers – be involved in the daily operations of satellites, ranging from the orbit determination of space debris objects to the analysis of potential collision avoidance maneuvers and collision avoidance maneuvers.


If you want this position to be yours, we would like you to have the following knowledge/experience:

  • Orbital mechanics;
  • Orbit determination;
  • Software programming
  • Fluent in English (C1 or higher)

Also it would be interesting if you had knowledge/experience on:

  • Space Debris;
  • SST systems;
  • Sensor data correlation;
  • Java, C/C++, Python or Fortran
  • German is a plus


  • Join our GMV team and culture by entering into technological and innovative projects within multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Professional career development and training plan. You will be able to acquire or perfect knowledge in the technologies we use as well as in skills. We also offer a language learning program.
  • We are flexible! We have flexible hours and intensive working hours during the summer months. In addition, you can work from home to improve your work-life balance.
  • We care about your well-being. You will have private health insurance with dental and accident insurance.
  • You will be able to make part of your salary more flexible through our flexible salary plan where you will have several options such as restaurant tickets, childcare tickets, medical insurance for a family member.…
  • Join our team activities, events and sports competitions.
  • No dress code! Be comfortable at work
  • Are you coming from another country? We offer you a relocation package.
  • Do you want to switch off? You will find fruit and coffee at your disposal in our canteen.
  • We promote equal opportunities in recruitment and we are a company committed to inclusion and diversity.


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