Columbus Flight Control Engineer – EPIC (f/m/d) – J23030

  • Full-Time
  • Posted 3 months ago
  • Applications have closed
  • Due to the project requirements, only candidates with a citizenship of any Member State of the European Union or Norway may apply. This is a must and non-negotiable. While, applying, please indicate your availability to start in this position. Candidates who can start at a shorter notice period will be given priority.

Company Details

Telespazio Germany GmbH is a leading European company for consulting, technology and engineering services. We are experts in a full range of systems, operations engineering, and ICT disciplines and we develop ground-based, software-intensive systems for control, planning and data processing as well as for simulations and training. Our roots are in the space market and the experience we have developed there now brings benefits to our other core markets such as aviation, defense, security and telecommunications.

Who You Are

We are looking to strengthen our service team at our customer premises in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich with a talented and ambitious team member. If you have an eye for detail and love working in a dynamic and challenging workplace, then this could be your opportunity to be part of the Columbus Flight Control Team. As Columbus EPIC Flight Controller (European Planning & Increment Coordination), you will prepare and execute Columbus mission operations in the framework of the ISS activities.

We are looking forward to meeting you!


What You Will Focus on

  • Preparation for and successful completion of the Columbus FCT Basic and EPIC training programs, culminating in certification as an EPIC/COMET Flight Controller.
  • Familiarization with the Columbus control centre’s operating procedures.
  • Mission planning and operations support for the Columbus module.
  • As COMET Flight Controller, responsible for real time operational planning and experiment monitoring.
  • Operational planning coordination with user centres, flight control teams, and NASA planners.
  • Preparing for mission operations. The preparation is focused on the Columbus subsystems, while also taking into account the Col-CC facilities and the overall system.
  • Payload operation preparation with a focus on planning.
  • Support and development of new experiment operating concepts.
  • Support for the development of operating procedures that take into account the Columbus system’s mission analysis interfaces.
  • Offline data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Further development of the ISS/Columbus operating concepts for follow-up projects.

What You Bring

  • Engineering degree in Aerospace or related technical disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Proficient user of computer systems and MS Office suite.
  • Fluency in English both spoken and written.


  • Ability to work with little or no supervision;
  • Prepared to deliver shift work and on-call provision;
  • Good communication skills and team player;
  • Ability to prioritize different and parallel activities;
  • Capability of following and implementing standard procedures;
  • Problem solving aptitude;
  • Fast learner.

What We Offer

  • Highly international environment: You will work with talented and motivated people from different cultural backgrounds on very diverse and dynamic topics, always dealing with innovation and cutting-edge technologies that help our world advance.
  • Work-life balance: 30 days of annual leave and an additional 2.5 days of paid leave.
  • Financial benefits: Company pension plan, net wage optimisation programme incl. IT/bicycle leasing, discounted annual ticket for public transport, employer loans, etc.
  • Relocation support: We support your move to Germany with helping you with your VISA Process, as well as with an optional relocation fee.
  • Career development: For us, further education and training are an essential part of people management, because this is the only way we can achieve our goal, namely a long-term and successful work relationship with you.
  • Company events and activities: Summer BBQs, Christmas parties and more! Plus, access to social clubs organised by EUMETSAT and ESOC in Darmstadt.

How to Apply

Are you passionate about making an impact, with an open and curious mentality? Get in touch with us today and send us your application!

Your HR Contact for this position is Christian Marusczyk.


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