Third-Party Missions Management Support Engineer

Frascati, Italy, Solenix [SO-TPMMSE]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology Project and Service Management
Job type

About this job

We are looking for a Management Support Engineer to support our customer ESA at their centre in Italy, near Rome.

ESA uses its multi-mission ground systems to acquire, process, archive, and distribute data from satellites owned by other organisations. These are known as Third-Party Missions (TPM). The data from these missions is distributed under specific agreements with the owners and/or operators of the mission, following established policies.

In this role the selected candidate will be supporting ESA’s TPM Mission Manager, managing the process for continuous optimisation between data offer and user needs.

Start of Work: 01 August 2020



  • Monitor the evolution of the market and the data/services costs (capacity buy, coverage buy, information provision, hosted processing).
  • Support the management of international agreements.
  • Support the management of licenses and terms and conditions.
  • Support the process for a continuous optimisation between data offer and user needs.
  • Review of key documentation and web content (e.g. Data Access Portfolio, etc)
  • Monitor the evolution of the offers on data and information (NewSpace, preliminary added value, RT, etc.).
  • Monitor the evolution of data access solutions and related user needs.


  • Degree in a relevant technical field such as Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Geography, Geosciences.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a relevant position.
  • Good knowledge in remote sensing and EO data and tools.
  • Good knowledge of Third-Party Missions and their operations.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Flexibility and proactivity.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Capacity to generate good documentation

What do we expect?

  1. Electronic applications only. Please don’t send paper copies by mail.
  2. Cover Letter, ideally covering the following:
    • Short intro and summary about yourself, background and experience.
    • State why you would like to work for Solenix.
    • Describe the rationale for your application, why are you applying and why you think you are a good candidate for this position.
    • State your eligibility to work in the country of the work location.
    • State your current status and availability.
  3. CV, preferably in Europass format, containing at least
    • Valid contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address).
    • Exact birth date.
    • Gender.
    • Career summary (education and training, work experience).
    • Dates in career summary as accurate as possible, at least on month level.
    • Career summaries in reverse chronological order.
    • Skills (languages, IT, social skills etc.)
    • Hobbies
  4. Optional:
    • Supporting docs, e.g. marks, diploma, publications, letters of references, description of activities and projects.
    • Short profile: 1/2 – 1 page description of your background, experience and skills.
  5. Clearly state in the email subject for which position you are applying or if it is a spontaneous application.
  6. Confirm in your email that you have read this page.

If you submit a serious application, you can expect a serious answer from us – even if it takes a few days. We value and deliver high quality work and look only for people with the same spirit.

Other Notes

  • The earlier you send your application, the better. Sometimes we start processing the applications before the end of the application deadline. So, don’t wait until the last minute to send your application.
  • Please let us know if you might also consider other positions and if we can keep your CV in our database. In this case we can get in touch with you if something suitable comes up.
  • Spontaneous applications are welcome. We will look at them and get back to you if there is a suitable position.
  • Grades: Having good grades is great, but don’t worry if your grades are not fantastic. More than at your grades we will look at your projects, extra-curricular activities, creativity, ideas etc.

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