For our activities in the European Space Agency, we are currently seeking to employ a highly motivated and enthusiastic Training Officer to work in an exciting innovative international environment.
The role will be part of a newly established Network Operations Centre (NOC) tasked with coordinating, configuring and monitoring activities related to the ESA ground segment, specifically the Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C) stations of the ESTRACK ground station network.
The NOC is responsible for providing 1st and 2nd line support to the ESA space missions and its users.
It provides Ground Operations, Operational IT and Operational Control Centre services and acts as single point of contact for real-time service requests from ESTRACK customers.
The main tasks of the Training Officer will be:
Train Engineers and Operators in the relevant procedures to enable them to:
- Configure and monitor station configurations for satellite passes as well as data transmissions and performance;
- Provide 1st line computer and network support to all eligible users – including incident, problem, change request and user request/complaints handling;
- Supervise and coordinate scheduled support activities;
- Operation, fault finding and repair on the network and on active network components (CISCO) using Ethernet and TCP/IP protocols and by logging on/commanding active network components.
Additionally, the Training Officer will be responsible of the following:
Ensure support of LEOP (launch and early orbit) activities;
Develop training material and deliver courses;
Administer, maintain and develop the certification process to maintain and document continuous proficiency of the service teams;
Develop, introduce and maintain new operational procedures and documentation;
Support the management of the operational services;
Develop and coordinate on-the-job training programmes for the teams;
Mange and coordinate external training.
The Ideal Candidate
Applicants require a University (or similar) degree in engineering, physics or similar applicable discipline.
You will require good professional experience in end-to-end ground station systems required for spacecraft operations, antenna, RF front-end equipment, back-end TTC systems, communication equipment, M&C systems, station general support systems and preferably also in the area of space to ground communications and RF.
You will possess the following qualities:
Solid experience in end-to-end ground station systems for spacecraft operations;
Familiarity with operational environments;
Fluent in English, both in speech and writing;
Self-starter, able to work independently with little or no supervision;
Pro-active and confident personality with good persuasive skills;
Team-player, able to interface with technical and management personnel;
Well-organised, able to prioritise and manage several tasks in parallel;
Able to work on shifts occasionally;
Solid IT knowledge, including Linux, networking concepts and common tools and software applications;
Service mentality and solid understanding of a KPI driven service environment;
Able to write and present documentation, procedures and training material/presentations;
Sound experience and knowledge of training methodologies and supervision of team members;
PC literacy: MS Office Products, Lotus Notes, ITSM tools.
Note: All applicants must hold a current valid work permit for Germany or be EU nationals.
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About the company
Serco Services GmbH, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multi-national Service Provider with over 60,000 employees worldwide.
Serco’s space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies - We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest on-site service provider with ca. 300 staff.
What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service – To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here.
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