Start Date: June 2023

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Working hours: full time, 40h/week

Submission deadline: 6th February 2023

Requirement: EU-citizenship



LSE Space GmbH is looking for highly motivated Engineers to join our Operations Team in Darmstadt.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Maintenance of spacecraft and ground segment operational databases, related tools, procedures, and documentation under strict configuration control.
  • Develop and maintain custom software tools that may be required for efficient and effective conduct of mission planning and preparation tasks
  • Organization, training, and operational readiness check of the spacecraft controllers assigned to the mission, in cooperation with the other analysts.
  • Collection of information / data regarding the performance of the mission and provision of inputs for mission reports.
  • Provision of spacecraft control support in the event of special operations where the spacecraft controller’s complement assigned to the mission is insufficient to meet the mission's requirements (this task is expected to be necessary for only very limited periods of time)
  • Support the generation of operational reports based on inputs received from other FCT members
  • Telemetry data consolidation and archiving
  • Support for the development and integration logic for flight operations and data processing centers, services, and operational interfaces.
  • Routine mission plan generation support, as required



  • Degree in Computer Science or Aerospace Engineering with software content or practical experience in the relevant field
  • Experience with the European Ground Systems – Common Core (EGS-CC) and SCOS-2000
  • Experience with relational databases (MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server) and relational database management systems (RDBMS)
  • Experience with object-oriented databases
  • Good experience with office automation tools, including Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access (use of functions, queries, macros, reports, input forms, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of the Linux environment including interactive shells and shell scripting
  • Good programming experience (Python, VB, VBA, JavaScript)
  • Good experience with distributed version control systems (Git)
  • Good communication skills and team spirit
  • Good knowledge of the English language



  • International and innovative environment
  • Fascinating missions and projects in 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 must hold an EU citizenship and 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, Vision 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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Friedrichshafener Straße 2

82205 Gilching


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

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