Ground Segment Engineer (EUSPA)

Prague, Europe, Serco Europe [9727]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

Serco is a leading Space Services Provider with thousands of skilled resources that has supported over 50 space missions on behalf of more than 10 Space or Government agencies around the globe, including the ESA and NASA. Serco offers space capability across the full space lifecycle from satellite testing to Launch services, LEOP to spacecraft operations, space surveillance to data management, and supporting downstream application development. With over 55 years history in the space sector Serco is well placed to contribute to National strategies and New Space ventures who want to scale their businesses/organizations with skilled talent.

For our client, European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), we are looking for multiple Ground Segment Engineer who will be located in Prague (Czech Republic).

The activities below will include frequent access to EUSPA classified security areas and systems and will require the candidate to have a Security Clearance. Meetings to other EUSPA premises in Europe is foreseen.


Support to design and development of Ground segment evolutions:

  • Contributions to the procurement and follow up of EUSA’ developments (specification , evaluations of proposed plans and compliances);
  • Contribution to the design documentation (e.g. DDF, and or functional chains);
  • Participate to the ground segment evolutions development reviews and CCB relevant to the tasks under her/his responsibility;

Ground Segment sites hosting infrastructure development contracts procurement and management:

  • Provide technical specifications for ground equipment and facilities procurement (including flow down of upper level requirements;
  • Review of the technical documentation for the ground segment level activities and ensure traceability of specifications to upper level requirements;
  • Manage requirements in DOORS and provide requirements justifications files
  • Interface with industrial and/or institutional player and service operator for aspects related to operability improvements to be injected in future industrial contract amendments;
  • Analyse CR/CCN relevant to ground segment and support CCBs;

Ground segment sites hosting infrastructure development reviews and acceptance:

  • Support the qualification/acceptance reviews of new releases of the Ground Segment up to services roll-out;
  • Managed RIDS;

Definition and monitoring of onsite-ground segment equipment deployment:

  • Support the assessment of the performance of the ground infrastructure industrial contractors, through the review of the relevant KPIs and deliverables;
  • Provide input/reports on deployment status , reviews and critical issue analysis;

Definition and monitoring of onsite ground segment level1 maintenance:

  • Provide System in Operations Observation Reports analyses;
  • Provide support to configurations or maintenance upgrades deployment status, critical issues analyses;
  • Contribution to Service incidents reports;
  • Technical follow-up of service provision contract including maintenance aspects and anomalies management;
  • Provide Technical notes/memo’s on anomalies/observations including identification of impacted requirements applicable to the contract;
  • Provide NRB/ARB/ORB MoM’s;
  • Coordination with system evolutions activities, safety and security;


  • Master degree in Space Engineering;


  • From 2 to 10 years of relevant experience in ground segment design and development in the space industry;
  • Experience in GNSS in particular on Galileo and EGNOS is a strong asset;
  • Experience with COMSEC items and PRS information is a strong asset;
  • Experience with DOORS is a Plus;
  • Availability to go on missions;


  • Comfortable with working in a diverse and multinational team environment;
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken;
  • Knowledge of another EU member state language is an asset;
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU;
  • Candidates must be eligible to obtain a EU Security Clearance;



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.


What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Comprehensive package of benefits offered by the company.
  • Assistance with relocation can be provided, details available upon request.
  • Engaging company events to foster team spirit.

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