Galileo Ground Segment IT Engineer (m/f/d)

Weßling, Germany, DLR GfR mbH [492]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

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 230 employees work every day in international and interdisciplinary teams on the navigation for the future. Become a part of us!
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.


  • 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)


  • Master´s degree in space or IT related engineering, such as aerospace, informatics, telecommunications, business informatics or equivalent
  • 3 years of experience in ground systems maintenance
  • Extensive experience in IT concepts development in systems/networking engineering
  • Confidence with Unix system, Windows scripting and python development and/or data networks infrastructure (IPv4 and IPv6 Subnetting, Switching Layer 2/3, VSAT technologies, routing & firewalls)
  • Knowledge of Galileo or other navigation ground segment is an advantage
  • 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

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