STRATOS Flight Controller (f/m/d)

LSE Space GmbH is looking for an Engineer (f/m/d) to join our Service Team supporting the Columbus mission at DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich, Germany.

 

Start Date: August/September 2022

Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Working hours: full time, 40h/week

Submission deadline: 19th June 2022

 

About the project

The STRATOS position is responsible for monitoring the performance of the Columbus systems (EPDS, TCS, ECLSS) and commanding. The COLUMBUS emergency, Warning, Caution and Saving (EWACs) functions as, e.g. smoke detection, fire suppression and other safety related issues, are monitored by STRATOS. STRATOS performs real-time coordination and supports the resolution of Columbus system-to-payload interface anomalies. Furthermore, STRATOS is responsible for on-line monitoring and control of the Columbus DMS hardware and software. STRATOS also monitors the performance of the Columbus software and controls the execution of the system software programs. STRATOS will additionally perform on-board software management, including the uplink and on-board loading and exchange of software modules and data files. STRATOS routine task is to monitor Columbus DMS. STRATOS additionally performs analysis and diagnostics leading to saving actions based on available procedures when needed. This position is responsible for command execution for all Columbus on-board systems. The STRATOS is responsible for the on-line monitoring and control of the Columbus Video and Data Processing Unit (VDPU), High Rate Multiplexer (HRM), and other communications equipment. STRATOS provides Columbus end-to-end communications oversight and ensures the on-board communications reconfigurations are implemented in accordance with the planned timelines. STRATOS coordinates on-board Columbus packet selection and any changes to the Data Management Plan. STRATOS also coordinates the Columbus VDPU configuration in support of all payloads in Columbus.

 

Tasks and responsibilities

On console:

  • Responsible for monitoring the performance and on-orbit operations of TCS (Thermal Control System), ECLSS (Environmental Control System) and EPDS (Electrical Power Distribution System)
  • Responsible for exchanging important information and providing operations information of the Columbus systems
  • Coordinates on resource management, monitoring, and control of the system to payload interface to the International Payload Standard Racks (ISPR)
  • Performs EWACS functions like smoke detection, fire suppression and other safety related issues are in the responsibility of the Columbus Systems position
  • Responsible for the on-line monitoring and control of the Columbus DMS hardware and software
  • Monitors the performance of the Columbus software, and controls the execution of the system software programs
  • On-board software management, including the uplink and on-board loading and exchange of software modules and data files
  • Responsible for the on-line monitoring and control of the Columbus VDPU, HRM, and communications equipment (Video Cassette Recorder (VCR), Video Camera Assembly (VCA), Video Monitor (VMN))
  • Provides Columbus end-to-end communications oversight
  • ensures that on-board communications reconfigurations are implemented in accordance with the planned timelines
  • monitors remote site commanding for link or command handling problems
  • Preparation of hand over report

Off-console:

  • Support in preparing all operational products that are needed to execute the above-mentioned tasks e.g. procedures (Operational Data File (ODF), Joint Operational Interface Procedures (JOIP); Flight Control Operations Handbook (FCOH), Operational Interface Procedures (OIP)), Flight Rules, monitoring limits and command files, displays, Mission Flight Data Base (MFDB) and planning inputs
  • Participate in the increment preparation process as well as supporting offline interfaces to all operational parties, e.g. Col-FD, EPIC, GCT, EST, NASA-FCT, ESA

 

Requirements

  • University (or similar) degree in Aerospace Engineering or similar discipline
  • Ability to work in a multinational team
  • Good communication, planning and reporting skills
  • Willingness to work on console and in a shift pattern
  • System-minded and a team player
  • Able to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Self-starter, able to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Fluent in English, both in speech and writing
  • German language skills would be an asset

 

Benefits

  • 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
  • Sponsored gym program “Qualitrain”
  • Bike lease program “JobRad”
  • Educational training program
  • Company events

 

Security

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

 

Contact

LSE Space GmbH

HR Recruiting Team

Friedrichshafener Straße 2

82205 Gilching

Germany

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