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    Job Description
    TitleCommunications and Network Operations Engineer
    Job posted on23/03/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    Communications and Network Operations Engineer

    You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

    Your Tasks Include:

    As a member of RSO, the Key Person shall provide support to the continuous operation and evolutions of the current programmes, and to the operations preparation of future programmes. Main duties will include the support to:

    • Communications systems operations both internally and with external partners/entities;
    • Security operations;
    • Infrastructure operations and evolution;
    • System operations in a real-time operations environment;
    • End-to-end operations & network monitoring and trend analyses;
    • System and Networks Evolutions for existing and new programmes:

    The role comprises a range of tasks including the provision of support to the routine operation of the LEO & GEO ground segments, as well as their evolution to include new programmes and system operations.

    The key person will be the primary point of contact for the communications and network engineering team, responsible for all aspects relating to the operations communications and networks systems. The key person will be responsible for the definition and/or maintenance of the routine operations procedures pertaining to system operations and the interfaces of the communications and networks systems within the ground segment.

    Activities will be performed in accordance with the established Operations Department configuration management and quality assurance practices.

    The Key Person will:

    • Acquire and maintain a System-wide operations view of the Client ground segments from a communications and network point of view.
    • Review any planned communications and network changes to the system configurations for LEO and GEO ground segments, and support the investigation of anomalies encountered through the routine system and ground segment operations.
    • Provide support to the development and operations preparation for the operational communications and network systems for recurrent satellites in existing operational programs (e.g. Metop-C and MSG-4), and for future operational programs now in development (including Sentinel-3, MTG and EPS-SG).
    • Interface with project teams on the implementation of system upgrades to support major operations projects, including System Mid-Term Evolution Plan, recurrent satellites, and any System hardware and operating system obsolescence upgrade.

    In addition he/she will perform the following routine operations tasks:

    • Definition and maintenance of communications and networks operations procedures, including System and ground segment procedures and operations guides;
    • Liaison with the TSS Communications and Networks team to ensure continued effective operations, coordinating maintenance and evolution activities within the operations networks, while maintaining 24/7 operational availability;
    • Liaison and coordination with the ground segment facility operations teams and system operations analysts to ensure the continuity and optimization of ground segment and mission operations from a communications and network operations perspective (through procedure and operations guide updates, configuration changes, database or user interface changes etc.);
    • Coordination with external entities and partners to analyze and resolve anomalies related to the communications networks between them, as well as to plan and co-ordinate changes to either parties systems to support evolutions of the existing connectivity;
    • Provision of support to operational security issues, and as back-up to the operations security officer;
    • Provision of stand-by/on-call support as system operations engineer, on an “as needed” basis. This will be coordinated through the normal on-call process;
    • Provision of support, as required, to critical operations;
    • Processing and coordination of communications and network related system anomalies, their documentation, investigation, classification and resolution/mitigation, including participation in Anomaly Review Boards;
    • Participation in technical meetings, formal reviews, and scheduling and planning meetings;
    • Processing and coordination of system modifications, including their documentation, approval, and implementation, including participation in Change Review Boards;
    • Support to, and participation in, the functional verification and operational validation of operational communications and network upgrades and evolutions, both standalone and in the context of an overall ground segment.
    • Provision of training, through written materials, practical demonstrations and presentations, to other members of the Operations Team.


    Your Profile:

    In addition to having a university degree (or equivalent) in a relevant technical discipline, the Key Person shall have the following mandatory attributes:

    • At least three years experience of Communications and Network Operations in a 24/7 real-time operations environment
    • At least three years work experience defining, development, integration, acceptance testing and operation of communications and network systems;
    • At least three years work experience of Communications and Network (Operations) Security;
    • At least three years work experience of operation of Cisco or equivalent networks, WANs / LANs and demonstrated end-to-end systems knowledge.

    Experience of the following would be a distinct advantage:

    • Earth Observation ground segments;
    • Project and technical management / coordination.
    • Operations of Voice Loop Systems
    • Experience of coordination of communications and networks systems development and upgrades within a 24/7 operations environment;
    • Experience in leading a small team of engineers.

    The official languages are English and French, the working language for the position is English and therefore the Key Person must be able to work effectively in this language.


    REFERENCE: 16-212192

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 22th April 2016

    MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.

    Contact information
    CompanyMoltek Consultants Ltd
    Contact namePeter Clarke
    AddressThe Business Centre
    Green Road
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
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