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Spacecraft Operations Engineer – Geostationary Satellite Systems

Darmstadt, Germany (NEW POSITION - JULY 2019)

Thorn SDS is a co-contractor currently providing spacecraft engineering services to EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites. We are searching for both junior and senior engineers to complement our team in Germany.  These are great opportunities to develop and grow your career in a multinational environment under the guidance of industry experts. Candidates must be excellent communicators in English with a passion for the Space Industry.

The responsibilities of the service include the routine and special operations of operational METEOSAT spacecraft, continuous monitoring of spacecraft performance and the operations preparation for the next generation of geostationary spacecraft, MTG. In addition to a relevant university degree, team members are expected to have expertise across one or more subsystems (payload, TCS, EPS, TT&C, DHS, AOCS, UPS) and to work seamlessly together with the rest of the team to ensure a level of competence is always available. Experience of Spacecraft Operations or Spacecraft Operations Preparation, preferably for a Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) mission would be considered advantageous.

The role will develop with the phases of the missions, so we are looking for engineers who can demonstrate initiative and flexibility in a fast paced environment. With experience of the full life-cycle of spacecraft flight procedures, you will have carried out procedure creation, validation and simulation. Senior candidates will have worked on SVTs, anomaly investigations and have a good understanding of spacecraft operations at system level. Programming skills and experience with the SCOS-2000 mission control system will also be advantageous. Juggling tasks and making the most of the resources available to you will be essential in this role.  You will interface with other teams, so you must be a team player with an ability to communicate complex ideas in a concise way. 

At Thorn SDS we are always seeking to identify high quality individuals who are looking to start or further their career in the space industry. These are fantastic roles with huge career development potential, to either specialise in Operations in the long-term or to develop the knowledge and skills to advance into related engineering specialisms.

Please send your CV and covering letter in English ASAP to [email protected]

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