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We are the first choice European aerospace company for software centric engineering solutions. We combine 40 years of experience in a market, where trust and quality are needed. With more than 350 employees in Germany, we shape the future of aerospace – and beyond - together.

Telespazio VEGA Deutschland is the first choice European aerospace company for ICT and engineering solutions and services. We combine 40 years of experience in high-technology markets, where trust and quality are needed. With more than 350 employees in Germany, we craft the future of aerospace together – and beyond. Our staff plays a key role in resolving our success through their qualifications, motivation, passion, different cultural backgrounds and their sense of teamwork.

We are searching for a Mission Control Systems Operations Engineer (MCSOE) with software engineering skills and experience to support our customer EUMETSAT, based in Darmstadt. As a full member of our excellent MCSOE team, you will deliver a state of the art Mission Control Systems (MCS) operations for the various GEO and LEO mission at EUMETSAT (e.g. Meteosat Second Generation and Metop/EPS). Beside the routine operation of EUMETSAT’s state-of-the-art MCS, you will be involved in the preparation and early operations of the MCS for future missions (e.g. Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) and Metop-SG/EPS-SG). As be part of our MCSOE team working at customer premises enabling fast paced space operations including on-call and call-out phases.

The position is full-time and permanent and encouraged starting date will be the earliest March/April 2021 on customer site in EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Your Role

You major role in the team are the MCS operations and operations preparation (with a strong focus on the future MTG mission). You are the top tier member of a team responsible for the ongoing procurement, assembly, integration and validation of the MTG Mission Control System, your generic tasks will cover:

  • Coordination and support of all activities related to the integration and the verification of the MTG M&C Chain.
  • Supporting the M&C Chain test design & preparation engineers
  • Active involvement and definition of test cases / procedures for the M&C Chain verification, validation, integration and non-regression testing to the M&C Chain
  • Supervision and review of the M&C Chain testing schedule and co-ordination of the day to day activities of the M&C Chain team members and associated test activities.

Your Experience

  • You hold a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or any other related area.
  • You have 5 years (or more) of experience working in the operations of spacecraft mission control systems.
  • You show the flawless problem solver attitude: Your strength are in analysis, synthesis and presenting solution!
  • Teamwork is your dedication: You will work together with several teams in- and outside of EUMETSAT – you have experience in applying your interpersonal, communication and reporting skills in a multi-disciplinary context.
  • You have proven experience with UNIX/Linux systems preferably in operations.
  • Last, but not least your experience in Earth Observation Missions will be a huge plus!


Additional Skills

  • Operations preparation and routine operations of ground and satellite systems.
  • Definition and development and / or maintenance of spacecraft mission control systems.
  • Relational databases and database management systems (e.g. Oracle, PostgreSQL, MariaDB).
  • Scripting or programming languages (e.g. bash, C/C++, Java, perl, python).
  • Use of configuration management systems such as CVS, SVN or GIT.
  • Use of satellite simulators.
  • Experience with MCS, especially SCOS-2000 or HiFly.
  • Be passionate about working in a dynamic work environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Negotiation level proficiency in English.

Your Benefits of Joining Us

By joining the Telespazio family, you will enjoy a multicultural and multilingual working environment, in which passion, team spirit and engagement play a key role.

We offer flexible working time models, diverse advancement and training possibilities not only for technical, but also for language and soft skills.

Furthermore, you will profit from all the benefits of a competitive salary in a balanced work environment, a generous holiday package as well as a company pension scheme. We can also support you and your family with your relocation and, if needed, we can help your partner in finding a new job through our wide network.


Are you equally passionate about our visions and dreams? We’d love to hear from you today and receive your application!


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