Ground Controller for the Columbus Mission (f/m/d)

Start Date:                         July 2022

Location:                            GSOC, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Working hours:                   full time, 40h/week

Submission deadline:          22nd June 2022


LSE Space GmbH is looking for a Ground Controller/Engineer (f/m/d) to join our Operations Team supporting the Columbus Mission in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich, Germany. This position is the single point of contact for all ground related issues for the Columbus Flight Control Team and for all ISS partners and external users. 



Execution of Ground Segment Operations for following activities

  • Columbus and ISS increment operations
  • Docking, undocking and other video support
  • Management of services and communication lines
  • Operation of the data, voice, video and other subsystems
  • Coordination of Columbus operations with Columbus Flight Control Team, subsystem engineers and external partners such as NASA and RSA
  • Perform real time ground segment operations according to timeline, procedures and flight rules
  • 24/7 operations support (shift work)

Level 1 maintenance and troubleshooting

  • Support all ESA Ground Segment users
  • Trouble shoot in real time Ground Segment problems and anomalies
  • On-line trouble ticket processing


  • Contribute to mission and increment reporting logs


  • Support of requirements definition and implementation of the Ground Segment for increment activities
  • Preparation and execution of training sessions on the Ground Segment
  • Development of new operational procedures
  • Preparation, validation and maintenance of GCT procedures
  • Coordination of interface changes
  • Preparation, execution and documentation of interface tests, simulations
  • Support and preparation of Test Readiness Reviews



  • University degree in Engineering or working experience in ground segment operations
  • System-minded
  • Ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary team
  • Fluency in English
  • German language skill are a plus



  • International and innovative environment
  • Fascinating missions and projects in the area of satellite operations
  • Permanent employment contract
  • Open door policy
  • ISO 9001-certified workplace
  • Career opportunities
  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Deferred compensation scheme
  • Relocation support
  • 30 days paid vacation
  • Company doctor
  • Gym program
  • Bike lease program
  • Educational training program
  • Company events



In line with security requirements, the candidate has to hold an EU citizenship. 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.


The company

LSE Space is your partner is space! The company was established in 1990 and is part of the Engineering Service Team of SSC. We employ more than 170 engineers and scientists from all over the world who provide a wide range of space engineering services to the international space market such as manpower, support in all space mission project phases or full service, independent consultancy as well as trainings. Our core areas of expertise include Earth observation missions, interplanetary probes, manned space, navigation constellations and commercial telecommunications missions. Our company is ISO-9001-certified and thus stands for high quality and structured processes. As LSE Space is a highly international company the company language is English.


Mission and Values

  • Mission: We help Earth benefit from Space
  • Vision: The leading global provider of advanced space services
  • Sustainability: environmental, financial and social
  • High quality: in everything we do
  • Our C.O.R.E. Values:
    • Customer orientation: We always put our customer’s needs at the forefront of everything we do
    • One company: Collaboration is key – One for all and all for one!
    • Responsibility: We are known to be reliable and result-orientated all the way
    • Excellence: We always strive to deliver better than expected



LSE Space GmbH

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