DLR GfR mbH is a company providing reliable, safe and secure aerospace services. We operate and manage the constellation of Galileo satellites in the Galileo Control Center Oberpfaffenhofen on behalf of the European Commission. 
Our company headquarters is located in an area widely known as a holiday destination -  the five-lakes region in Upper Bavaria near Munich. At the space industry location in Oberpfaffenhofen, our around 200 employees work every day in international and interdisciplinary teams on the navigation for the future. Become a part of us!
Inside of the Operations Department we offer the following career option:

Shift Lead for Galileo Constellation (m/f/d)

Reference No. 3532020

Your Mission:

As a core team member of the Galileo Service Operator (GSOp), DLR GfR mbH operates and manages the constellation of Galileo satellites from the Galileo Control Center in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany (GCC-D).
As a Constellation Shift Lead you will be responsible for the performance of tasks in the Galileo shift operation team and will assume the following duties:
  • Monitor and control on a 24/7 shift basis the GCS Ground segment
  • Monitor and control on a 24/7 shift basis the GMS Ground segment (nominally as backup, as prime only in case of unplanned GMS H/O scenario)
  • Assist in configuring and testing the operational system to support the operations
  • On-console involvement in System Validation Tests (SVT), simulations and Launch and Early Orbits Phase (LEOP) operations authorised by the Spacecraft Operations Manager, following established rules, procedures and practices, and where applicable in accordance with the ECSS standards
  • In case of ground or space segment anomaly, be responsible for first line support to taking corrective action, as necessary, applying the relevant contingency/emergency procedures approved for the mission to ensure safety of the spacecraft and the continuity of service provision
  • Be responsible for informing the Spacecraft Operations Manager and/or the official deputy when a major or critical anomaly is detected, in accordance with the established procedures and chain of command
  • Participate to other operations-related activities (small system development, procedures development or maintenance, etc) upon request from the Team Leader
  • Service continuity support in case of GCS operations activation in GCC-I, for planned or unplanned events

Your Qualification:

  • Solid technical background, preferably in IT or Telecommunications domain
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a comparable degree
  • Ideally 4 or more years of experience in an Operations environment, preferably with experience working directly with spacecraft/satellites
  • Experience working with computer systems and PC literacy
  • Knowledge of databases (i.e. Oracle, MySQL, Access) and Java / XML
  • Methodical, disciplined and comfortable in working strictly following procedures
  • Able to work fully autonomously and under pressure in an operations environment
  • Able to work in a calm and correct manner under conditions of stress during potential contingencies
  • Willing to work in an Operation Team on a 24/7 shift rotation pattern basis
  • Team-player attitude and flexibility to adapt to the short-term changes to the shift plan
  • Fluent English is required for communications via email, phone and over the operational loop

Our Offer:

Collaboration in the European lighthouse project Galileo + trusting and appreciative cooperation in an international environment + international team spirit + 30 days annual leave + compatibility of career and family life e.g. through flexible working time models in the context of company requirements + Extra benefits such as awo lifebalance + a varied personnel development program + individual career options (for example through secondments to partner agencies / enterprises abroad) + employer-financed retirement plan + attractive location with a high recreational value in the five-lakes region near Munich + and much much more ...


We have aroused your interest but you still have questions about the position? Then please contact us!
Contact person Human Resources: Jutta Gieser, recruiting@dlr-gfr.de
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