Flight Dynamics Operations Engineer (Orbit Routine Operations for Earth Explorers)

Location: Germany, Darmstadt Application deadline: March 8, 2021 Reference number: 800
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RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We employ over 500 staff working across 10 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.

When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data  and ground systems within our own offices.

To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.

We are currently looking for a Flight Dynamics Operations Engineer to work at our client’s premises in the city of Darmstadt, Germany.

The key person will be primarily assigned to a particular service within the Earth Observation Missions but with the possibility of supporting other service and/or missions.

The service to be provided is primarily related to the routine operations of Earth Explorers (Aeolus, Cryosat and Swarm). Services may also be requested related to Earth Explorers in preparation phase (Biomass, FLEX) and other Earth orbiting missions

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Orbit Determination, Prediction and Products Generation:
    • Execution of and support to operational tasks.
    • Processing of tracking data.
    • Determination and prediction of spacecraft orbital state.
    • Generation of orbit related products such as orbit event predictions.
  • Flight Dynamics Application Layer:
    • Maintenance of elements of the Flight Dynamics Application Layer Flight Dynamics System Development.
    • Specification of modifications, enhancements and additions to existing software éléments.
    • Implementation of modifications, enhancements and additions to existing software éléments.
    • Installation of modifications, enhancements and additions to existing software elements on operational platform(s)- design, coordination and implementation of tests.
    • Participation in tests.
    • Set-up procedures.
    • Flight Dynamics (Sub-)System configuration.
    • Coordination of internal and external interfaces and actitivities across subsystems
  • General Flight Dynamics operations engineering activities.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • University degree in a relevant engineering field, astronomy, mathematics or physics.
  • Skills to apply their knowledge to develop solutions to technical (mathematical and dynamical) problems in cooperation with customers and other experts.
  • Ability to define, implement, validate and operate software which applies the above solutions (using e.g. Linux scripting languages, Fortran 90 and C++).
  • Will to take operational responsibility in multi-discipline teams.
  • Coordinate and interact with other service providers in operations and other fields.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Familiarity with the ESOC environment.
  • Familiarity/experience with Flight Dynamics operations engineering tasks.
  • Experience dealing with external interfaces.
  • Experience with Linux, network services and protocols, and system administration.
  • The ability to multi-task efficiently; working on multiple activities, multiple subsystems and if applicable multiple missions simultaneously.
  • Fluency in English, both in speech and writing.
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RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We employ over 500 staff working across 10 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.

When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data  and ground systems within our own offices.

To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.

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