Spacecraft Operations Engineer (f/m/d)

Start Date: August 2022

Location: ESOC, Darmstadt

Working hours: full time, 40h/week

Submission deadline: 8th July 2022


LSE Space GmbH is looking for a Spacecraft Operations Engineer (f/m/d) to support the activities of our Service Team for one of the missions in ESOC, Darmstadt.



  • Preparation, validation and testing of Flight Control and Contingency Procedures
  • Mission Planning Support Service
  • Support to Space and Ground Segment anomaly and problem handling, investigation, and resolution
  • Support of routine operations, including on-call support
  • Provision of operational expertise to one or more platform subsystems and/or payload instruments and/or on-board software management, satellite simulator and ground segment operations interfaces
  • Maintain the corresponding operations documentation and flight procedures, including the update and operational validation of procedures releases in a configuration-controlled environment
  • Perform trending and performance analysis on the corresponding subsystems and instruments, including definition and possibly prototyping of additional analysis checks where necessary
  • Identification and support to implementation of system and process improvements
  • Review space to ground interface specifications and flight operations manuals
  • Provide consultancy the definition of tools and processes required to operate the satellites



  • Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, or other related field
  • Proven and demonstrated experience in Spacecraft Operations
  • Proven and demonstrated experience in Mission Data Systems development and validation:
    • Mission Control Systems (SCOS-2000)
    • SimSat-based simulators from an end-user point of view
  • Fluency in English, both in speaking and writing
  • Strong team player
  • Highly motivated and independent to learn
  • Desirable skills are:
    • Familiarity with the ESOC environment and planetary missions
    • Familiarity with MOIS



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.



  • International and innovative environment
  • Fascinating missions and projects
  • 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



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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82205 Gilching


Tel.: +49 (0) 8105 777 404 42

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