LSE Space GmbH is truly an international company with widespread expertise in large international projects - often crossing multiple organizational, cultural, and technological barriers.
LSE Space is looking for an experienced Engineer (m/f) in order to fulfil the duty of:
IT NETWORK AND COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEER/TECHNICIAN
for our customer ESA/ESOC in Darmstadt/Germany.
For our activities in the European Space Agency, we are currently seeking to employ a highly motivated and enthusiastic IT NETWORK AND COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEER/TECHNICIAN 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.
As IT Network and Communications Engineer/Technician, you will have the opportunity to provide support to all Communications Facilities Services covering all operational LAN, WAN and network security facilities. The scope of tasks covers the maintenance and operational phases of the network infrastructure life-cycle.
This position is based in Network Operations Centre (NOC), responsible for the provision of ESA Ground Facilities Operations Services, which includes the monitoring and control of ESA’s Tracking Station Network (ESTRACK) as well as the underlying Mission Operations Infrastructure Information Technology (MOI-IT) and Operations Control Centres (OCC).
Task and Activities
► Administration of the LAN, including: configuration and troubleshooting of all LAN and WAN elements, diagnostic testing and performance monitoring between LAN and WAN component
► IP address management: documenting and coordinating the assignment of static IP addresses, VLAN’s and IP domains in QIP
► Support to time distribution systems (NTP), and Domain Name Servers (DNS): configure, troubleshoot and maintain existing NTP and DNS infrastructure
► Administration of the WAN links to third party providers and ESA partners
► Administration of the LAN and WAN security perimeter access control in line with ESA security policies
► Install, configure, troubleshoot and maintain existing network and network monitoring software (such as Cisco Works, Cisco CSM etc.)
► Recommend configuration changes and network upgrades
► Participation in design reviews
► Implementation of planned and scheduled changes, including, but not limited to:
⇒ Creation, move, removal of communications user systems
⇒ Commissioning, change and decommissioning of permanent and on demand trunks and backbones internal to communications facilities, both LANs and WAN
⇒ Maintenance, upgrades and extensions of communications facilities in general
⇒ Keeping up to date the pertinent records, databases and monitoring and reporting tools, including the capability to trace the history of changes
► The Configuration Items (Cis) in the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) shall be maintained with the following data for each ESA establishment, tracking station, ESA partner site or other OPSNET point of presence:
⇒ Routing and capacity of access to site over telecom provider infrastructures, both terrestrial and satellite, including leased point-to-point services, on-demand capacity, and access to Internet
⇒ Capacity of links and allocation to different uses, QoS or traffic classes
⇒ IP Subnets constituting the different OPSNET communities in the QIP database
⇒ SLA parameters for each link
► The firewall logs shall be inspected daily for suspicious traffic and possible security breaches. Any findings shall be reported to the CCC and the responsible MOI-IT (Mission operations Infrastructure Information Technology) Network and Security Manager (MOI-IT/NSM).
► Support to installation changes shall be provided for the connection between ESA Customer Premises Equipment (CPEs) and Public Telecom Operator (PTO) points of entry or points of presence.
► The position may require to work in shift to support the NOC activities.
Skills and Experience
The following skills and experience are mandatory:
► You have a University degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related IT field
► You have hands-on network engineering experience in route/switch, LANs, WANs, wired and wireless networking, routing protocols, QOS
► You have hands-on experience with Installation, configuration, troubleshooting and maintaining existing network and network monitoring software
► You have experience in multi-vendor networking environments (Cisco, HPE, Extreme Networks, etc.)
► You have experience in change of a communication user system including the planning and execution
► You have experience in remote access and remote management
► IT Security and Security protocols acumen
The following skills would be highly desirable:
► You have experience in VoIP / Unified Communications, call management systems (e.g., Cisco, Avaya, Shoretel)
► You have experience in IT within the Space industry
► Cisco CCNA or CCNP is a plus
► Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of SECRET or above.
Location of work:
A permanent employment contract. Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package. Career path.
In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.
You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment?
Then send your application preferably online (including CV and cover letter) not later than 25th January 2018 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Page: www.lsespace.com