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 Galileo Project in our engineering team we offer the following career option:

Technical Manager for Galileo Ground Segment (m/f/d)

Reference-Nr. 3602020

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 in Germany (GCC-D).

The Maintenance Engineering team inside the Galileo Project is the driving force behind the staggered implementation of the Level
2 and Level 3 maintenance of the Galileo Ground Infrastructure (Galileo Mission Segment, Galileo Control Segment, GNSS Service
Center, Galileo Security Monitoring Center.

As Technical Manager, you are a key player in helping this organization to reach its goal while you develop an impressive knowledge
of the Galileo system and manage effectively critical stakeholders’ relations (ESA, GSA, etc). You’ll be working closely with
system architects and project managers.

You will be offered a stable and long term opportunity to work in an international and competitive environment on a high profile
European Project. DLR GfR mbH is encouraging you to have the initiative and drive to take on responsibility that will develop your
technical as well as your leadership skills. This is an opportunity to apply directly your engineering education within an incomparable satellite control infrastructure.

Learn more in one year than you will in any other organization!

Your responsibilities within 6 months include:
  • Developing relationships with managers, leaders and operational staff, noting their concerns and questions and developing a
    communication plan introducing the changes;
  • Working with Product Assurance and key stakeholder groups to develop, document and implement processes, procedures,
    metrics and systems for key Ground Segment Maintenance activities. Leading effort to ensure that requirements are approved
    within design and budget constraints;
  • Reviewing the new system designs and making recommendations regarding its operability and maintainability;
  • Successfully completing the system matter expertise training and augmenting it with personal readings, shadowing and hands-on practice with the Galileo maintenance and troubleshooting environment.

In 12 months, you will be highly independent and requiring minimum direction, working on activities such as:
  • Chairing Galileo technical boards, assigning and following up on actions;
  • Participating in subcontractor readiness assessments and performance reviews;
  • Managing the handover activities between the software development and the software maintenance entities;
  • Participating in the acceptance process of assets and deliverables, including audits and verification activities.

In two years, you will be the technical authority defining and monitoring the implementation of Galileo Ground Infrastructure minor
evolutions and maintenance releases.

Your Qualification:

  • Several years of experience (>5 years) in one or more of the following disciplines:
    • Experience in SW Development Lifecycle/Practices/Standards Project;
    • Integration and verification of complex software systems;
    • Project or Supplier Management
  • Solid understanding of information processing fundamentals and best practices of information technology
  • Knowledge of navigation ground segment such as EGNOS or Galileo would be an asset
  • An advanced level of English is mandatory
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills
  • Experience providing guidance and leadership to novice systems engineers

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 Gahler, recruiting@dlr-gfr.de
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