Ground Segment System Engineer

Company Details

SITAEL offers turn-key solutions to its customers, facilitating the access to space services and applications through Smart Microsatellite Solutions. The in-house Design and Production of Small Satellites, the leading position in the Electric Propulsion, the use of cost-effective launchers for Low Earth Orbit missions are some of the ingredients to reduce the costs of access to space. Going through all the phases of mission analysis and budget definition, SITAEL helps its Customers to make the right choices for their applications, always driven by a best value over cost criterion.



In the frame of SITAEL Ground, Operations and User Segments Unit (as part of the Space Systems Department) we are looking for a Ground Segment System Engineer, with at least 5 years of experience in the field of Ground Segment Engineering activities preparation, execution and coordination. The GS System Engineer will report to Ground Segment & Operations Responsible.




The Ground Segment System Engineer will be responsible of:


  • Coordination of the GS Engineering team GS design, preparation and execution.
  • Preparation of subsystems technical requirements specifications
  • Definition and justification GS architecture, from concept to detailed design phase
  • Definition and control of GS technical interfaces, internal and external (towards space and launch segments)
  • Definition of and verification of the GS engineering budgets and performances
  • Coordination of internal teams/subcontractors during the design, development, and acceptance phases of GS subsystems
  • Coordination with GS AIV Manager for the GS Integration and Validation activities
  • Coordination with the ILS&OPS Manager during the operational validation, LEOP and commissioning and phases to address, solve GS issues and to maintain GS architecture baseline




  • Master degree or comparable in Aerospace Engineering.
  • Professional experience of at least 5 years of experience in GS Engineering for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) missions.
  • Sound knowledge of DOORS.
  • Sound knowledge of UML/SysML and MBSE tools.
  • Experience with coordinating a team, he/she shall have good interpersonal, reporting and communication skills and a proactive attitude to problem solving.
  • Experience with coordinating partners from different companies in an international project.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Sound knowledge of ground system engineering processes, and ground system and software life cycles
  • Sound knowledge of relevant ECSS standards

Tagged as: engineering, systems engineering, electronics, GROUND STATION SYSTEMS

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