Spacecraft Operations Engineer (m/f/d)
Solar System and Exploration Missions family

  • ESOC Darmstadt
  • Permanent
  • Full-time


SCISYS Deutschland GmbH in its Engineering Service business provides professional engineering and consultancy services supporting space programmes and missions. Our team is composed of university graduates and experienced professionals, comprising some of the most knowledgeable and dedicated engineers across Europe. Our services cover the whole life cycle of space programmes from early concepts to operations.

Our Space Division provides a dynamic, supportive and friendly atmosphere in which you are encouraged to lead with initiative. Moreover, we actively manage your professional development, training and career progression.

Your Tasks

The candidate will be requested to assume the responsibility and perform activities for subsystems and systems within the scope of general SOE services. The general activities to be supported by the candidate are (depending on the phase of the mission):

  • Study of Project specific Characteristics and Ground Segment Documentation
  • Preparation of Functional Requirements for the Project dedicated Flight Control Software
  • Participation in the Analysis and Design of Satellite Operations
  • Preparation of Functional Requirements for the Project dedicated Flight Control Ground Facilities
  • Preparation of Flight Control and Contingency Procedures, flight timelines
  • Mission Management and Mission Planning Support Service
  • On-Board Software Maintenance Support Service
  • Production of Project specific Software Validation and Satellite Interface Validation Test (SVT) Procedures, Reports and Participation in SVTs
  • Participation in the System Operations Validation Test (SOV), Training and Simulation Programmes
  • Participation in Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP), commissioning and Mission Critical Operations
  • General Flight Control Support Service • Spacecraft Performance Analysis
  • Ground tools testing (mission control system, mission planning system, simulator)

The candidate will initially provide service to the Solar Orbiter mission within the Solar System and Exploration Missions family with the possibility of supporting other missions within this family in the future.

Your Profile

Essential requirements

  • Spacecraft system and subsystem knowledge
  • ESOC spacecraft operations experience
  • Familiarity with satellite control systems, in particular SCOS-2000
  • Coordination with other service providers in operations

Desirable requirements

  • Some experience dealing with external interfaces like ESAC/PIs
  • Familiarity with operational simulators, especially the ones based on SimSat
  • Familiarity with deep space or astronomy missions
  • Familiarity with MOIS 7

We Offer

  • With SCISYS you get the chance to take responsibility for your own and varied professional activities, while there is always room for producing new ideas and contributing your personality
  • Get to know a corporate culture where team spirit, trust and dedication are the core values
  • Short decision paths, flexible working hours and a good reconciliation of work and everyday life are a matter of course for us


Karin Vetter

Tel: +49 6151 4285350