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Spacecraft Operations and Network Controller (f/m/d)

Reference: J24014
Location: DLR \ Oberpfaffenhofen \ Germany
Category: Service and Satellite Operations

Who You Are

Are you curious about how distant objects in space communicate with us on Earth? Do you want to make a first step in Space Operations and gets hands on experience working with the Ground Segment and space communication standards?

Join us and take the opportunity of being part of our Spacecraft Operations and Network Controller team. You will be working 24x7 rotating shifts, supporting several spacecraft missions from control rooms at the German Space Operations Centre. This is an entry level L1 support position that will give you, due to the initial and continuous training, a wide knowledge of Ground Segments and it will open more doors to pursuit a career in Space Operations.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

What You Will Focus on 

The position requires training and certification as Spacecraft Operations and Network Controller. The tasks are delivered in 24x7 shift pattern at the client site.

The core duties will be as below (but not limited to):

  • Handling of real-time spacecraft operations and voice communication following standard procedures;
  • Coordination between different ground stations and spacecraft missions;
  • Contingency and emergency scheduling of operations;
  • Monitoring and control of the Ground System Network and data transfer;
  • First level (L1) response to anomalies and assistance to On-call personnel in troubleshooting;
  • Logging and reporting of activities and anomalies;
  • Cross certification as Ground Station Controller or other projects, if needed.

What You Bring

  • A degree in Tele-communication, Aerospace or IT related stream;
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written);
  • Good knowledge of German.


  • Good communication skills;
  • Team-player;
  • Fast-learner and willing to improve;
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision and take responsibility;
  • Flexible;
  • Ability to prioritize different parallel activities;
  • Capability of following and implementing standard procedures;
  • Problem Solving attitude.


  • System administration in LINUX environments;
  • Programming and Networking skills;
  • Understanding of virtualization and networking technologies;
  • Experience in handling and development of procedures and technical documentation;
  • Knowledge of CCSDS and ECSS standards.


  • Due to the project requirements, only candidates with nationality of any Member State of the European Union or Norway need apply. This is a must and non-negotiable.
  • This position will require a security clearance (from BMWK) in accordance with the stipulation of the project.

What We Offer

All our benefits can be found here:

How to Apply

Are you passionate about making an impact, with an open and curious mentality? Get in touch with us today and send us your application! 

Your HR Contact for this position is Bitu Maklari.


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