Jobs & CareersDLR 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. In addition, we are an Air Navigation Service Provider. Based on our aerospace expertise we are developing highly accurate and manufacturer-independent services for communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS).

Our company headquarters is located in the five-lakes region in Upper Bavaria near Munich, a place where other people enjoy their holidays. At the space industry location in Oberpfaffenhofen, our approx. 170 employees work every day in international and interdisciplinary teams on the navigation of the future. Become a part of us!

Inside of the Galileo-Project in our Operations department we offer the following career option:

Spacecraft Operations Engineer (f/m/d)

Your Mission

One of the main tasks of the DLR GfR mbH is to operate and manage the constellation of Galileo satellites from the Galileo Control Center in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.
For the performance of tasks in the Galileo shift operation team of our Operations Department in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany we are looking for Spacecraft Operations Engineers.


  • Implementation of tasks in Galileo operations
  • Planning and implementation of test procedures
  • Providing service in compliance with Key Performance Indicators
  • Performance and trend analysis
  • Error analysis and error-handling procedures
  • Analysis, development and production of operating procedures
  • Production of training documents
  • Support of the control center in Fucino, Italy

Skill Requirements

  • Master's degree in engineering or equivalent (preferred in aerospace engineering or equivalent)

  • Knowledge of satellite navigation

  • Good level of spoken and written English

  • Willingness to work in shifts
  • Willigness to work oncall
  • Advantage: Experience in satellite operations


a unique activity in space operations + international team spirit + 30 days annual leave + individual career options (for example through secondments to partner agencies / enterprises abroad) + varied personnel development program + employer-financed retirement plan + attractive location with a high recreational value in the five-lakes region near Munich + and much more   

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