Ground Segment Engineer

Toulouse  ‐ Onsite


Control Systems Enterprise Planning Systems Verification and Validation (Software) Aerospace Engineering Telecommunications French Maintenance Writing Documentation Requirements Engineering Satellites Simulations Test Scripts Acceptance Testing


Darwin Recruitment are currently hiring for a Ground Segment Engineer on behalf of a space business in Toulouse. This is a key role with a critical responsibility to efficiently interface between the Mission & Systems team and the Operations team. This gives you the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the ground segment, as well as participating in operational activities in the Mission Control Centre when the spacecraft is in orbit.

  • Participate in/lead the development of ground systems including Mission Control System, Mission Planning System, Ground Stations Interface System.
  • Derive requirements for the ground segment in general and for specific components.
  • Interface with the external suppliers' teams, acting as a Technical Officer and provide support to the development team during the ground segment development phase.
  • Produce and maintain project documentation to good standard including requirements, verification and validation plan, test procedures, test reports, etc.
  • Perform verification & validation of the systems with other team members while ensuring requirements are met, including systems tests and simulation campaigns.
  • Interface with the Mission Operations team and provide support / training on the ground systems.
  • Perform maintenance of the ground systems while being the interfacing point between the operations team and the developers to resolve technical issues.

Essential Skills
  • University degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications, or other relevant engineering discipline.
  • Minimum 3+ years of industry experience in satellite ground systems (for example mission control system, mission planning system) engineering.
  • Overall knowledge of the main components of a ground segment and how they interact between them.
  • Essential team player as well as proactive.
  • Excellent communication skills (required to interface with different cultures/nationalities)
  • Good reporting skills (for documentation, keeping track of changes, etc)
  • Overall understanding/knowledge of space mission design/development and standard milestones.
  • Knowledge of Requirements Engineering.
  • Experience with integration, verification and validation of ground segment.
  • Fluent in French and English.
  • Be eligible and registered to work within Europe.

Darwin Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
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