Senior Space Satellite Operations Engineer

Senior Space Satellite Operations Engineer

Alén Space

Nigran or Remote, Spain

JOB DESCRIPTION

The candidate will be involved in the design, preparation and execution of operations of our satellites and payloads. This will include working with the real satellites and payloads, the preparation of procedures and telecommand batches, planning of operations, telemetry analysis… She or he will also work closely with the on-board and mission control software teams to specify user and operational requirements and to participate in the software and system-level test campaigns.

POSITION TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following tasks will be assigned to the candidate:

  • Ongoing monitoring and operations planning of in-orbit LEO satellites and payloads;
  • Design and preparation of operations for different missions;
  • Preparation of procedures and sequences for our satellite platforms and payloads;
  • Analysis of telemetry to monitor the health of constellations, satellites, payloads;
  • Preparation and execution of LEOP and Commissioning campaigns;
  • Preparation and execution of routinary and contingency operations;
  • Support to the final on-ground testing of the satellites;
  • Collaborate with the software team in developing and testing of new tools;
  • Evolution of the satellite operation manuals and procedures;
  • Collaborate with the system engineering team for new missions design and evolution of the satellite platforms;
  • Interact with customers and other stakeholders like launch providers, ground station networks;
  • The candidate may be responsible for specific subsystems, payloads or missions operations.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

The candidate must have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Aerospace, Telecommunication, Computer Science, Software or equivalent engineering degree.

The required experience and skills are:

  • Knowledge of common spacecraft architecture and subsystems;
  • Some experience in LEO small satellites operations, design and/or AIV;
  • Knowledge of STK;
  • Experience with Python or other scripting languages;
  • Calm under pressure (real-time/console operations);
  • Methodical and comfortable following procedures;
  • Experience with cubesat platforms and/or subsystems;
  • Experience with ECSS Packet Utilization Standard services;
  • Knowledge of ECSS and/or CCSDS standards;
  • Knowledge/experience with ground stations and ground stations networks;
  • Hands-on experience in real-time operations, operations planning.

It will be also desirable the following qualifications and skills:

  • Experience with cubesat platforms and/or subsystems;
  • Experience with ECSS Packet Utilization Standard services;
  • Knowledge of ECSS and/or CCSDS standards;
  • Knowledge/experience with ground stations and ground stations networks;
  • Hands-on experience in real-time operations, operations planning.

The applicant must have good communication skills and must be able to work autonomously in an effective manner; while cooperating in a potentially international and culturally diverse team.

Moreover, the applicant must have good analytical, organizational and reporting skills; together with a proactive attitude to solve problems individually and an interest in technology development.

Notice: The applicant must be eligible to work and live in the EU.

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