Navigation Operations Engineer (m/f/d)

Darmstadt, Germany, LSE Space GmbH [NOE_DA]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

LSE Space is looking for experienced Engineers (m/f/d) in order to fulfill the duty of:

Navigation Operations Engineer

to be part of our Service Team to support our customer ESA/ESOC in Darmstadt/Germany.

For our activities at ESA/ESOC, we are currently seeking to employ highly motivated and enthusiastic Navigation Operations Engineers to support the area of Precise Orbit Determination (POD).


Typical activities shall cover the following tasks:

The main activities of the Navigation Operations Services we are currently providing to ESOC consist on processing data from a combination of a number of GNSS receiver networks, including the ESA network plus optionally sub-networks providing data by contractual agreement and publicly available data (CDDIS). The data are processed in batch mode or in real-time, in the ESOC’s Navigation Facility. Service products typically include orbit products (restitution and prediction) and high-rate clock solutions both for the ground and satellite clocks. Beside (near-) real time products enhanced-accuracy off-line or final products may be delivered, as well as additional or auxiliary products (station coordinates, geophysical data –e.g. Earth Rotation Parameters – ERPs, satellite properties, etc.).

For the POD engineering support and consultancy, our Service Team members shall have:

•   Fluency in English, both in speech and writing

•  A very good knowledge in GNSS, SLR and DORIS tracking systems and data processing.

•  A very good knowledge in POD algorithms and software development.

•  A very good knowledge in modelling of satellite dynamics and signal propagation effects

• Proficient in Unix and/or Linux, shell scripting languages, Fortran 77 and/or 95, C and/or C++.


University degree (or equivalent), in Aerospace Engineering or any other related area.

Ideal candidates

Our Service Team members shall have:

• A very good knowledge of system operations (automated and manual),

• A very good knowledge of procedures (development, implementation and application),

• Very good knowledge of UTC, time synchronisation and related operations

• A good knowledge in GNSS (systems and data processing)

• Knowledge or interest in algorithm and SW development

• A good expertise of Oracle(SUN)/Solaris and PC/Linux, network services and protocols, and computer peripherals proficient in Unix and/or Linux, shell scripting languages, Fortran 77 and/or 95, C and/or C++

Our Service Team members cover several areas like:

• Navigation Operations Engineering services

• Navigation Experimental Operations

• Galileo Performance Analysis

• Galileo Constellation Analysis

• EGNOS Performance Analysis

• Navigation System Definition service

• Navigation Algorithms service

• POD engineering support and consultancy

• GNSS station engineering

• Range Integrity Monitoring Stations (RIMS) deployment

• Maintenance and upgrade of SW

• Ionospheric modelling

The following skills would be highly desirable:

Knowledge on the other areas like Navigation Operations, Navigation Experimental Operations, Galileo and EGNOS Performance Analysis are a very valuable asset.

Are you looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then please apply online as soon as possible.

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