GMS Ground Segment Engineer (m/w/d)


GMS Ground Segment Engineer (m/w/d)



Fucino, Italy

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The Spaceopal (SPO) Ground Segment Engineer GMS (Galileo Mission Segment) is a member of the SPO Evolutions Team in the domain of Evolution and Engineering, under the Technical Direction.

The main responsibility is to support the harmonized and coordinated System Engineering processes and activities related to the Galileo Mission Segment spanning over all Galileo infrastructure, sites and teams, in accordance with the indications of the Evolution Manager to whom he/she will report on the matter.

The role requires liaising effectively across all SPO teams and with other GSOp teams, Design Authority teams (ESA and Industry) and Customer representatives (EUSPA).

Processes and activities to be managed and overseen are primarily, but not limited to, the following:

  • Managing the operations preparation and operational validation of new infrastructure deployments and related operational scenarios and products ensuring these can be declared fit for providing services;
  • Promoting and following-up engineering specifications and developments for ground infrastructure and service evolutions as originated directly from SPO or from GSOp partners;
  • Coordinating GSOp teams’ support and synergies during System/Service verification / qualification campaigns as led by the Design Authority and/or final Customer.

The above shall be ensured for the entire Ground Segment, but with specific focus on both the UNCLA and CLA Galileo Mission Services domains.

The main tasks are:

  • Oversee key ground infrastructure issues and configuration changes, promoting the related information transfer and awareness across all GSOp teams, up to the follow-on fix or change validation and related implementation into service;
  • In the context of a Galileo Ground Infrastructure Release cycle, mainly pertaining to the UNCLA and CLA mission services domains:
    1. Coordinate the GSOp support to ground HW/SW infrastructure Segment/Element Design, Development and Verification and Qualification milestone reviews and campaigns prior to and as these reach deployment to Galileo sites;
    2. Contribute to operational products’ development and validation planning for System and Service operations spanning across more sites and entities;
    3. Monitor and steer the development and operational readiness of procedures and processes;
    4. Act as lead technical interface towards the Customer and other stakeholders in the preparation and chairing of the related GSOp milestone reviews;
    5. Manage the development and maintenance of the associated SPO deliverables;
    6. Account on the readiness for service provision of the infrastructure releases.
  • In the context of System/Service Evolutions, manage the engineering specifications, monitor the follow-on development, lead the formal iterations with Customer and Design Authority for detailed Service Improvement Proposals by SPO or other GSOp partners’ operational and service teams, primarily in the UNCLA and CLA mission services domains;
  • Monitor closely and coordinate planning and support to System and Segment on-site I&V campaigns (UNCLA and CLA) ensuring adequate monitoring and contribution by GSOp teams to the related outcomes for the benefit of Service provision;
  • Coordinate closely within the SPO Evolution team and with other SPO teams (e.g. Services, ILS, Security) while liaising in strict cooperation also with other GSOp partners as required;
  • Develop technical notes, plans and other documentation as required plus regular reports on status of activities;
  • Occasionally contribute, as and when required:
    1. to SPO technical proposal preparation processes liaising with SPO legal and contracts;
    2. to the execution of other ongoing SPO contracts beyond the scope of GSOp.

Required Qualification and Experience:

  • Hold a degree in Telecommunications/Electronics/Informatics Engineering or Physics with relevant of work experience. Alternatively, related work experience in similar area;
  • Have a Systems Engineering formation, best if developed in the Space industry and in international environments/projects;
  • Have experience and background in Satellite Navigation and related mission services engineering;
  • Have knowledge and experience in Security and related processes;
  • Have experience in managing technical teams;
  • Have experience and background specific to GALILEO program, in particular:
    1. the GMS Segment architecture and operations;
    2. KPI and Metrics analysis.

The job requires also:

  • Good interpersonal liaising and communication skills with strong attitude to team work;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, with knowledge of Italian and/or German also appreciated;
  • Hands-on mentality and systematic, self-organized, able to prioritize way of working;
  • Fluency in standard office automation tools.

Work location:

GCC-I (Fucino, Italy).

It will be necessary to periodically spend time at the GCC-D (Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany) and/or at the Spaceopal headquarters (Munich, Germany).

It will be necessary to occasionally travel for meetings/colocations to the above locations and in other relevant project locations within Europe.

About us:

Spaceopal is the prime service operations contractor for the European Galileo Satellite Navigation System and manages all Galileo Service Operations. The awarded European Commission (EC) contract to Spaceopal is more than just its satellites in space. Galileo Service Operations will provide high-quality positioning, navigation and timing services to users across the whole world as a civil-controlled service with guaranteed continuity of coverage.

Do you want to get involved with us? Do you want to be a part of our interdisciplinary international teams — be part of the Galileo Family? Does your specialist area match our subjects?

If you are convinced that you are right for us, take a look at all our vacancies — or send in a speculative application! Browse through our open positions. We look forward to receiving completed applications for our job postings here.

Be part of a multinational team of high professionals in a dynamic working environment. Be part of one of Europa’s largest and most complex technology projects.

Be part of the Galileo Family!

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