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 IT Department we offer the following career option:

Galileo Ground Segment IT Engineer

Reference No. 2972019

Your Mission:

For the Galileo Ground Segment maintenance engineering we need you to support our Level 1 IT team, which plays a core role on the performance of our Galileo mission. You will be responsible for troubleshooting Galileo’s IT platform to guarantee the reliability and availability of our complex satellite ground control system at hardware and software levels (i.e. customized server/switch/firewall architecture solutions). We are looking for an engineer motivated to learn continuously, flexible and excited to work in a hands-on environment, who enjoys taking on new projects and solve problems. A successful candidate for this role will have strong organizational skills complementing his/her technical skills.

Your responsibilities:
  • Analysis and implementation of maintenance tasks for the Ground Control and Mission Segments for the Galileo mission segments
  • Conception and validation of processes for L1 service provision
  • Maintenance responsibility for the IT platform of the Ground Control Segment for the Galileo mission (preventive maintenance and troubleshooting of unexpected technical issues encountered during operations)
  • Installation, integration and verification of components of the Galileo Ground Segment
  • Validation of maintenance procedures for deployed GCC hardware & software
  • Testing of the Ground Control and Mission Segment systems including interface tests
  • Development of maintenance procedures for the Ground Control and Mission Segment systems
  • Development and implementation of software interfaces to the existing IT systems in the Galileo Control Center (GCC)
  • Research and implementation of innovative solutions to improve the IT systems
  • Periodic participation in the 24/7 on call maintenance service (weekly basis)

Your qualification:
  • Master´s degree in space or IT related engineering, such as aerospace, informatics, telecommunications, business informatics or equivalent
  • 5 years of experience in ground systems maintenance
  • Extensive experience in IT concepts development in systems/networking engineering
  • Deep knowledge of Galileo or other navigation ground segment is an advantage
  • Confidence with Unix system scripting and python development and/or data networks infrastructure (IPv4 and IPv6 Subnetting, Switching Layer 2/3, VSAT technologies, routing & firewalls)
  • Knowledge of ITIL processes, project management and time management, accompanied with confidence in PM tools (e.g. MS project, Visio)
  • Availability to support on-call service and occasional travel to other Galileo sites
  • English at a work confident level is mandatory. German or Italian knowledge is an advantage, and it can be learned in parallel to the job

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: HR Business Partner, Jutta Gieser, 08153 - 28 4767, recruiting@dlr-gfr.de
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at this upcoming event:
Information for download:

Copyright © 2016 Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR). Alle Rechte vorbehalten.