Position title
Ground Stations Software Engineer

WGS Workgroup Solutions GmbH is looking for a Ground Stations Software Engineer to join its Engineering Team for our customer EUMETSAT. The successful candidate will be based at EUMETSAT headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany.

  • Routine (non-routine) service for Monitoring and Control
  • Visualize and calculate the satellite location in orbit and controlling the tracking antenna.
  • Command and control software manages
  • Command scripts to be sent to the satellite
  • Contribute to the analysis and the implementation/testing of changes, or configure new  tools that may be required on the basis of user requirements or maintainability issues in the area of Ground Stations systems and subsystems.
  • Command scripts to be sent to the satellite and to display and analyse telemetry
  • Contribute to the testing and validation of new software and firmware releases of Ground Stations systems and subsystems.
  • Contribute to the remote operation and the maintenance of EUMETSAT Ground Stations in the areas of:
  • Monitoring & Control and S/W applications.
  • Transfer protocols for the spacecraft telemetry, telecommand and mission data.
  • Develop the simulators
  • Contribute to the planning and scheduling of the regular Ground Station mission control system activities within ongoing operational constraints.
  • Contribute to the generation of status reports about the performance of the ground stations and associated systems and subsystems.
  • Participate to the daily/weekly coordination meetings
  • Provision of on-call support, when required.
  • Travel may be required.
Skills and Experience

The Key Person shall have the following experience and background:

  • A university degree in a relevant technical discipline (i.e., telecommunications, electronics, radio frequency, computer engineer or equivalent) or the equivalent work experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the ground stations software engineering
  • Knowledge of Ground Stations requirements engineering  (including DOORS)
  • Knowledge of In Orbit Test (IOT) systems
  • Experience of building and configure simulator
  • Experience of diagnosis, debugging and technical assessment of ground stations hardware and software failures
  • Knowledge of configuration and testing of all TT&C and Payload data reception Ground Stations related systems (e.g. LNA, F&T, Frequency converters, SSPA, TLTs, RF switches, antenna modulators/demodulator, tracking systems, ACU, etc)
  • Experience of Ground Stations M&C systems (preferably based on Dataminer)
  • Ground Stations payload data processing SW applications (e.g. data consolidators, demultiplexers, data integrity systems, etc…)
  • Knowledge of CCSDS Space Link Extension configuration and debugging
  • Conversant with CCSDS and/or ECSS standards
  • Conversant with configuration management of hardware and software systems
  • Linux/Windows operating systems
  • Familiarity with TCP/IP, SNMP, serial based communication protocols
  • Knowledge of Java programming languages and XML, C++ is an advantage
  • Long-term maintainability of ground stations software applications
  • Excellent analytical, synthesis, and presentation skills.
  • Very good interpersonal, communication and reporting skills and an ability to apply these to the interactions within a team and between teams in a multi-disciplinary context.
  • A systematic approach to work with the ability to plan their work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks.
  • Fluent in English

Interested applicants should submit their CV and Cover Letter in Word (*.docx)  or in PDF (*.pdf) format from the website or by emailing the WGS recruitment team at vacancies@workgroup-solutions.com  before15/07/2024.

Employment Type
Job Location
Date posted
July 1, 2024
Valid through
July 15, 2024
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Offer ended on July 15, 2024

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