Subsystem Engineer (f/m/d) for Mission Control System

Start Date:                      September 2022

Location:                         Darmstadt, Germany

Working hours:                 full time, 40h/week

Submission deadline:        23rd May 2022


Tasks and responsibilities 

To support the activities of our Service Team for our customer in Darmstadt, we are currently seeking to employ a highly motivated and enthusiastic MCS (Mission Control System) Engineer. MCS is one of the core subsystems in the MCC, playing the central role of ensuring the communication with the spacecraft(s), together with the TT&C ground stations and the related communication links. As MCS Engineer you would oversee activities related to the good functioning and the evolution of MCS, including:

  • Conduct and coordinate routine and special operations
  • Monitor the performance and quality of MCS systems, report and investigate anomalies, participate in the correction of anomalies, and propose evolutions
  • Contribute to the preparation and maintenance of documentation to perform routine, non-routine, and contingency operations activities
  • Evaluate the technical requirements, and assess their compliance with the relevant ground segment requirements
  • Contribute to the operational validation of upgrades, and to the compilation of the relevant operational validation reports
  • Contribute to the definition of operations concepts, operations preparations, and commissioning activities
  • Contribute to the development, integration, testing and validation of operations preparation tools and related concepts and processes
  • Contribute to the integration, verification, and validation test campaigns within the relevant ground segments
  • Verification and operational validation of new mission control systems and their evolutions
  • Contribution to the operations preparation and system verification/validation for new satellite systems



  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or an equivalent discipline
  • Experience with similar control systems
  • Linux shell scripting
  • IP networking
  • Virtualization
  • Ability to investigate and troubleshoot problems
  • Fluent in English, both in speaking and writing
  • Good communication, planning and reporting skills
  • Self-starter, able to work independently with little or no supervision
  • System-minded and a team player
  • Able to work in an interdisciplinary and multinational team
  • Experience with large software systems is an advantage
  • German language skills are an advantage


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.



  • 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
  • Educational training program
  • Company events


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

HR Recruiting Team

Friedrichshafener Straße 2

82205 Gilching


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

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