Ground System Engineer

Company Details

Are you looking for a new opportunity in a fast-moving global company with a family feel? A job where you could have an impact?

We are looking for a Ground System Engineer to join our growing team based in Harwell, United Kingdom.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Participating in the development of Ground Segment systems for current and future satellite missions for our customers in the European space industry.
  • Working on a range of challenging projects, developing systems used for the automated monitoring and control of spacecraft.
  • Planning and coordinating ground segment development activities with the customer.
  • Supporting in defining the required tasks and technical objectives.
  • Taking responsibility for the definition, documentation, and satisfactory completion of the project.
  • Acting as interface to the customers and product owners.
  • Identifying, assessing, and managing risks to the success of the project.
  • Ensuring that realistic project and quality plans are prepared and maintained and provides regular and accurate reports to stakeholders.
  • Communicating and coordinating project activities with the project team (RHEA staff, partners, subcontractors) and ensuring that priorities are developed and known.
  • Ensuring Quality reviews occur on schedule and according to procedure.
  • Ensuring that project deliverables are completed within planned cost, timescale.
  • Contributing background skills, knowledge and experience towards the project completion.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • University degree in Computer Sciences, Software Engineering or equivalent industrial experience.
  • At least three years of experience working in ground segment development environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working in managing complex projects and technical teams.
  • Knowledge of space system engineering and design methodologies.
  • Specific space domain knowledge would be a strong plus, in particular:
    • EGS-CC system.
    • SCOS-2000 mission control system.
    • ECSS standards.
    • CCSDS packet and MO standards.
  • Good understanding of software development technologies and architectures applicable to the ground segment i.e. JAVA.
  • Sufficient technical skills to actively participate in technical discussions with the project team and to enable a solution driven process.
  • Strong knowledge of technical document writing – notably, user requirements, design documentation, and test documentation.
  • Agile and flexible attitude.
  • Rapid self-starting capability and experience in team working.
  • Excellent communication skills, presentation preparations skills and ability to present in front of an audience.
  • Good planner and able to follow more than one subject at a time.
  • Dynamic and proactive attitude, with a strong commitment to the ongoing development and quality of the RHEA products.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Willing to travel when required.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.

Why should you apply?

  • You will have the opportunity to work within a major institution.
  • We encourage everyone to think outside the box and to push the boundaries of traditional knowledge. This role is an opportunity to join a forward-thinking company and allows for a deeper understanding of the industry.
  • Benefits include: competitive remuneration packages; unique career opportunities, including working in other countries; personalized training and development programmes; flexible relocation support.

We strongly encourage applications from all nationalities, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, men, women, LGBTQ+ individuals and ex-service personnel to apply.

Tagged as: ground segment systems, EGS-CC system, SCOS-2000 mission control system

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