Spacecraft Controller

  • Full Time
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Applications have closed
  • The candidate has to hold an EU citizenship

Company Details

LSE Space is your partner is space!

LSE Space GmbH is looking for a Master Graduate or Junior Engineer to join our Spacecraft Operations Team for the Galileo mission in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich. The job will be learned via on-the-job training. The service is performed in a shift rota to continuously have 24 hours manning team within a regular shift pattern.

Typical tasks 

  • Monitoring and controlling the spacecrafts and all operational progresses, in accordance with the scheduled operations plan, ensuring that safety criteria are respected and that all operations are conducted in accordance with the established procedures
  • Performing specific operations, as defined in the operations plan, or as instructed by the responsible SOM, SOE or Analyst
  • Informing the responsible personnel when an anomaly is detected, in accordance with the established procedures
  • Taking corrective action as necessary, applying the contingency/ emergency procedures approved for the mission
  • Preparing operations reports as requested
  • Assisting in the production of printouts, graphs and plots for off-line evaluation and analysis
  • Preparing and completing all necessary forms for the daily operations routine


  • Master’s Degree in Aerospace / Mechanical / Telecommunications Engineering or related field
  • Experience with using computer systems is required, and experience in data communication and/or ground station systems is an advantage
  • Strong interest and existing skills in programming and IT systems
  • Strong team player
  • Discipline and punctuality
  • The applicant should be able to demonstrate an orderly, reliable and disciplined approach to the execution of operations and be capable of working calmly and correctly under stress
  • Commitment and willingness to work in a 24/7 shift
  • Fluency in English


In order to be eligible to work on European Space missions the candidate has to hold an EU citizenship and has to be eligible to obtain a security clearance. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.



  • International and innovative environment
  • Fascinating missions and projects in the area of satellite operations
  • Permanent employment contract
  • New office space
  • Open door policy
  • ISO 9001-certified workplace
  • Career opportunities
  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Deferred compensation scheme
  • Relocation support
  • 30 days paid vacation
  • Company doctor
  • Sponsored gym program “Qualitrain”
  • Bike lease program
  • Educational training program
  • Company events

LSE Space 

LSE Space is your partner is space! The company was established in 1990 and is part of the Engineering Service Team of SSC. We employ more than 170 engineers and scientists from all over the world who provide a wide range of space engineering services to the international space market such as manpower, support in all space mission project phases or full service, independent consultancy as well as trainings. Our core areas of expertise include Earth observation missions, interplanetary probes, manned space, navigation constellations and commercial telecommunications missions. Our company is ISO-9001-certified and thus stands for high quality and structured processes. As LSE Space is a highly international company the company language is English.

Mission and Values

  • Mission: We help Earth benefit from Space
  • Vision: The leading global provider of advanced space services
  • Sustainability: environmental, financial and social
  • High quality: in everything we do
  • Our C.O.R.E. Values:
    • Customer orientation: We always put our customer’s needs at the forefront of everything we do
    • One company: Collaboration is key – One for all and all for one!
    • Responsibility: We are known to be reliable and result-orientated all the way
    • Excellence: We always strive to deliver better than expected
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