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    Job Description
    TitleLEO Spacecraft (Jason CS) Operations Engineer
    Job posted on21/03/2017
    LocationDarmstadt
    CountryGermany
    EducationBachelor
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    LEO Spacecraft (Jason CS) 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:

    The key person shall provide consultancy to the Operations and Services to Users Department and the LEO Spacecraft Operations Team, focussing on the operations preparation and transition to operations of Jason-CS/Sentinel-6 satellites, but including some cross-interactions with other LEO missions where appropriate. The consultancy will encompass responsibility for preparations and operations of specific in-orbit subsystems and/or instruments. Furthermore, this may also include consultancy to the on-board software management, simulator configuration, or other activities required for the safe and efficient operation of the satellites. The Key person shall establish effective working interfaces with the satellite operations activities of other operations engineers and analysts, and external teams responsible for mission control, mission planning, flight dynamics and ground stations.

    The tasks of the key person will typically include:

    Provide consultancy to the satellite operations preparation and eventual transition into operations of Jason-CS/ Sentinel-6:

    Provide inputs and / or review the definition of system and satellite operational concepts.

    Support satellite design reviews and operability discussions.

    Support satellite control ground segment reviews and operability discussions

    Review space to ground interface specifications and flight operations manuals

    Support the definition of tools and processes required to prepare for and operate the satellites.

    Develop and test the database, procedures and operations guides

    Prepare for and execute Satellite System Validation Tests for assigned subsystems and instruments

    Develop training material for routine operations control personnel.

     

    Support interactions with other LEO satellite operations preparation / operations activities in order to help ensure consistent and effective approaches to the satellite operations.

     

    Your Profile:

    In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the key person shall have over three years demonstrated experience in at least two of the following mandatory skills:

    Spacecraft monitor and control operations;

    Spacecraft operations preparation engineering;

    Low Earth Orbit spacecraft design or Assembly Integration and Test activities at system or subsystem level.

    Furthermore, it would be a distinct advantage for the key person to have the following experience and skills:

    In-orbit operations of Low Earth Orbit Earth Observation satellites;

    Experience in the operation or development of satellite ground segment facilities, in particular procedure development, monitor and control, mission planning, on-board software management, performance analysis, configuration management, satellite database configuration and simulator facilities;

    The MOIS procedure development tool;

    The SCOS mission control system;

    Specification of system and operational concepts, facility requirements;

    Familiarity with On-Board Control Procedure and On-Board Position Scheduler concepts;

    Familiarity with the ECSS Packet Utilisation Standard, customisation and usage;

    Familiarity with system change control and configuration management procedures;

    Any programming skills – in particular Python is used to support automated routine telemetry analysis.

    The key person shall be self-motivated and able to work in an organised and efficient manner without supervision. Strong data analysis, processing and synthesis skills are essential and an ability to recognise opportunities for improvements in areas of work and implement appropriate solutions is highly desirable.

    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. Good communication skills are required.

     

    REFERENCE: 17-214047

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany

    CONTACT: recruit@moltek.net

    CLOSING DATE: 14th April 2017

    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
    Horsmonden
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
    Emailrecruit@moltek.net
    Web Pagehttp://www.moltek.com/


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