System Operations Engineer (CNES)

Toulouse, France, Serco Europe [2160]

Field(s) of expertise
Earth Observation Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

Serco is a trusted provider of services to National Space Agencies and the European Space Agency (ESA), we have over 40 years’ experience supporting the space sector and providing services for all stages of our customer’s space missions.

We are recruiting a System Operations Engineer to join our team based in CNES, in Toulouse, France.


  • Maintenance in operational condition of satellite control center
  • Implementation and monitoring of operations
  • Support to tests
  • Support to the management of the IT infrastructure, IT safety and security activities
  • Technical management of the control centre software technical management


  • BSc or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • 3+ years’ experience in Operations
  • Good system knowledge of main functional elements of a ground system used for the monitoring and control of a satellite
  • Good knowledge in Linux Operating Systems (e.g. RedHat)
  • Ability to work in a team and share/acquire knowledge
  • Proactive problem solving attitude
  • Fluent in French
  • Knowledge of Earth Observation satellite data product formats
  • Knowledge of remote sensing algorithms
  • Knowledge of Copernicus program


What we offer:

Within Serco we believe there is a place here for everyone. Diversity & Inclusion at Serco is based on a culture where every voice is heard, and every employee feels valued. Working together as one team, we can enhance the experience of our people and teams, improve the value of our solutions to better serve the missions of our customers, and make a difference in our world. We are enthusiastic and passionate about our work which is infectious. We allow our employees to take responsibility for their work and promote a positive working culture.

  • An exciting, inspiring, international, and ambitious working environment
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Career progression
  • Paid holiday
  • Highly competitive salaries considering your skills and personal value to the company
  • Summer and Christmas parties

We will give you the platform and guidance to progress your career quickly whilst rewarding you at the same time.

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