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Copernicus Spacecraft Operations Engineer - Sentinel (f/m/d)

Reference: J24016
Location: EUMETSAT \ Darmstadt \ Germany
Category: Service and Satellite Operations

Who You Are

We are looking for a Spacecraft Operations Engineer (SOE) with strong engineering skills and experience to support our customer EUMETSAT, based in Darmstadt. As a full member of our excellent SOE team for Sentinel mission, you will deliver a state of the art spacecraft operations for the Sentinel-6 spacecraft and depending upon the requirement cross train on the other mission as per the request of the Service Manager.

In this role, you report to the customer (EUMETSAT) and Telespazio Germany's service manager.

The position is full-time and permanent with the earliest starting date of 1 June/July 2024.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

What You Will Focus on 

  • Maintain the corresponding operations documentation and flight procedures.
  • Perform trending and performance analysis on the corresponding subsystems and instruments.
  • Investigation into spacecraft anomalies.
  • Prepare and execute recovery operations.
  • Participation in spacecraft on-call support on a rotational basis.
  • You maintain operations documentation and flight procedures.
  • Identification and support to the implementation of system and process improvements in the team.
  • Develop and validate mission's innovative set of operational tools.
  • Support the systems and operations preparation of the upcoming missions and activities.

What You Bring

  • You hold a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or related area.
  • You have several years of experience working in spacecraft operations and operations preparation, including ground segment and spacecraft operations validation (e.g. SVTs) and simulations and training. You have proven experience with spacecraft mission controls systems for LEO spacecraft systems, especially SCOS-2000.
  • Last, but not least: Any related experience in studies or early design phases of future Copernicus Missions (e.g. CHIME, CIMR, CO2M, CRISTAL, LSTM or ROSE-L) will be a huge plus.


  • Passionate about spacecraft operations and engineering.
  • System level knowledge of ground and spacecraft (sub)systems; Your hands-on experience with several platforms (sub)systems and ground systems (in particular the mission control system) will support and push our team to the next level.
  • Teamwork is key: Your positive and professional attitude.
  • You have a drive to succeed and a desire to grow professionally.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Negotiation level proficiency in English.

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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