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 170 employees work every day in international and interdisciplinary teams on the navigation for the future. Become a part of us!
Inside of the Galileo project we offer the following career option:

System Architect

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Your Mission:

DLR GfR mbH is a company providing reliable, safe and secure aerospace services. 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 in Germany (GCC-D).
The GSOp contract foresees a staggered approach for the implementation of the L2 and L3 maintenance of the Galileo Ground Infrastructure (GMS, GCS, GSC, GSMC), with increasing level of responsibility passed from the relevant Design Authority to GSOp, according to maturity level of the Ground Segment deployed.
To support this transition, DLR GfR is looking for a highly motivated system architect capable to evolve autonomously and willing to take on new challenges.

The position includes the following tasks:
Strategy & Planning
  • Designing and implementing short and long-term strategic goals for the handover and maintenance of systems and software
  • Managing surveys of the new technologies and update the technical roadmap as necessary
  • Organizing or supporting technical tradeoffs when new architecture solution or new technology have to be selected
  • Providing expertise and architectural assistance to other personnel including developers, analysts, maintainers and operators
System Evolutions
  • Reviewing the new system designs and making recommendations regarding its operability and maintainability;
  • Defining and monitoring the implementation of Galileo Ground Infrastructure minor evolutions
  • Managing handover activities between software development and software maintenance entities
  • Participating in the acceptance process of assets and deliverables, including audits and verification activities
Acquisition & Deployment
  • Designing, creating and monitoring the implementation of end-to-end integrated maintenance environments for Galileo systems
  • Reviewing new and existing system designs and making recommendations for improving, automating or altering the systems
  • Providing technical support to the negotiation of vendor and consultant contracts

Your Qualification:

  • Master in engineering or equal certificates
  • Fluent in English in reading, writing and spoken language
  • Several years of experience in Software design and development; Firmware/embedded systems design and development; Communications system development or Integration and verification of complex software systems
  • Solid understanding of information processing fundamentals and best practices of information technology, including practical hands-on knowledge of distributed real-time computing system architecture and design
  • Knowledge of integrated logistics support activities, such as reliability engineering, maintainability engineering, maintenance and logistics
  • Knowledge of the tools of the trade:
    Software configuration management tools
    Scripting and coding languages
    Computer servers (DNS, file servers, mail servers, NAS…)
    Network switches, VPN and Network analyzers
    Virtualized environments
  • Knowledge of navigation ground segment such as Egnos or Galileo
  • Experience providing guidance and leadership to novice systems engineers
  • Knowledge in the areas of cyber security, encryption or authentication is an asset

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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