Vitrociset Belgium is an international company which specializes in the space industry for over 30 years.
The European Space Agency is our biggest client and we provide highly qualified employees to many sites of ESA mainly in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, the UK.
Your career is very important to us, therefore, we provide a permanent contract with great benefits, good salary, relocation package and genuine support to our employees.
Currently, we are looking for a highly skilled Space Debris Engineer who will work for ESOC, in Germany.
Support mission customers for the compliance verification analysis task
Contribute to mission milestone reviews for compliance aspects w.r.t. mitigation guidelines
Perform, in support of missions, runs with DRAMA, Scarab and Snappshot and document the results
Follow-up external research, as well as internal Research Fellow and OSIP activities and plan/adapt internal work accordingly
Support CDF sessions
Support the definition of the studies for TDE, GSTP and other ESA programs in the area of space debris.
Provide Training on OPS-SD software and processes to internal and external trainees also in training sessions not organised by ESA
Routine operation of ESA’s conjunction event prediction system for internal and external customers (apart from Copernicus missions)
Detailed analysis and consultancy in the case of a high-risk conjunction event in liaison with the Flight Control Teams, external customers and Flight Dynamics
Contributions to the Maintenance, evolution and upgrade of ESA’s conjunction event prediction system and documentation including procedures
Contributions to LEOPs where expertise on space debris is required
Contributions to the development of the Consolidated Astrodynamics Platform, Debris Mitigation Facility, and applications based on them
Contributions to the evolution and upgrade of ESA’s DISCOS database system and systems based thereon
Contribute the ESA’s re-entry forecasting process
Standby for project support in the areas of the Space Safety Programme
Support to the interfacing with external entities, such as CSpOC for the analysis of conjunction events
Participate in the offices regular monthly infrastructure coordination meetings
Participate in the office’s regular routine meetings
Present and promote ESA achievements recent research and work performed at the Space Debris Office at international conferences (once per year), and support related public relation or outreach activities
Support the organisation of conferences and workshops, and run space debris office demonstration towards VIP tours in the space debris facility
Provision of technical expertise to the ESA Technical Responsible in responding to TV, broadcast and newspaper interview requests on space debris
Relevant university degrees in the field of either astronomy, mathematics, engineering, or physics
Skills to apply knowledge to develop solutions to technical (mathematical and dynamical) problems in cooperation with customers and other experts
Ability to define, implement, validate and operate software which applies the above solutions (using at least Linux scripting languages, Fortran, C++, Python)
Experience in interacting with other service providers in associated fields as well as (internal and external) customers of services provided by the Space Debris Office.
To be familiar with the ESOC environment
To be familiar/experienced with Space Debris tasks
Experience in dealing with external interfaces
Experience with Linux, network services and protocols, and system administration
Ability to work independently, but communicate effectively and efficiently within a larger team.
Ability to multi-task efficiently; working on multiple activities; multiple missions simultaneously.
Good communication and presentation skills
Fluency in English, both in speech and writing