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NOC ( Network Operation Center) Engineer

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Job Introduction

We have an exciting (and challenging) opening for a NOC (Network Operation Center) Engineer in Darmstadt

Dynamic, Energetic, Entrepreneurial, Highly Motivated, Resilient … If this describes you then we would love to hear from you :) Come and join talented diverse Serco team at the European Organisation for the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) based in Darmstadt, Germany. 

European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), Darmstadt, Germany, tracks and controls European spacecraft, and develops and manages ground systems. As Europe’s centre of excellence for satellite operations, ESOC is home to the engineering teams that control spacecraft in orbit and build the systems on the ground that support missions in space.

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Discover the offer below and click on ‘Apply’ if you know that your skillset and talents are a suitable match for this opportunity.

  • Serco – The employer of choice for a career within the Space Sector.

Serco are 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.

  • Join our community of space specialists across Europe

We are proud to support the European institutional Space landscape: Serco boasts an extensive network of Space professionals located at our offices in Darmstadt, Noordwijk, Frascati, Paris and Madrid, all within close proximity of our two largest space sector customers, European Space Agency/European Space Operations Centre (ESA/ESOC) and European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

  • Supporting Women in Aerospace

Diversity and Inclusion is extremely important to us. Supporting women's opportunities, development and visibility in the space sector is key and that is why we are proud members and supporters of Women in Aerospace Europe, a dynamic and global network supporting women's careers in Aerospace.

Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) – Supporting women in STEM (wia-europe.org)  

 

Role Responsibility

The role will be part of the Network Operations Centre (NOC) tasked with coordinating, configuring and monitoring activities related to the ESA ground segment, specifically the Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C) stations of the ESTRACK ground station network. 
The NOC is responsible for providing 1st and 2nd line support to the ESA space missions and its users. 
It provides Ground Operations, Operational IT and Operational Control Centre services and acts as single point of contact for real-time service requests from ESTRACK customers.

As NOC (Network Operation Center) Engineer you will concentrate your activities on the following:

  •   Support to service transition & roll-out of new solutions and operational validation; 
  • Support prototyping and pilot projects;
  • Supporting ESA Station Engineers and Ground Operations Engineers in identified projects and the execution of delegated tasks; 
  • Support of LEOP (launch and early orbit phase) activities; 
  • Provide 2nd line ground operations support to the NOC; 
  • Support mission preparations (launches, mission readiness tests, station tests and tracking campaigns); 
  • Testing and evaluation of system configurations; 
  • Coordination and configuration control of SW (applications, OS) in use by the NOC; 
  • Develop and maintain operational procedures and documentation, as well as to develop tools assisting operation. 

The NOC Engineer will be expected to occasionally work as part of a 24/7 shift in support of launches and special operations.

Successful Candidate

Do you think you are the person we are looking for? See below what experience or knowledge you should bring:

  • You will require good professional experience in end-to-end ground station systems required for spacecraft operations, antenna, RF front-end equipment, back-end TTC systems, communication equipment, M&C systems, station general support systems and preferably also in the area of space to ground communications and RF. Experience in LEOP and Station validation will be also appreciated. 
  • Applicants require a University (or similar) degree in engineering, physics or similar applicable discipline.

You will possess the following qualities: 

  • Solid experience in end-to-end ground station systems for spacecraft operations;
  • Solid test procedures, equipment and tools background;
  • Good ground systems knowledge on a subsystem level;
  • Familiarity with operational environments;
  • Ability to understand and accurately predict behaviour of complex systems;
  • Fluent in English, both in speech and writing;
  • Self-starter, able to work independently with little or no supervision;
  • Pro-active and confident personality with good persuasive skills;
  • Team-player, able to interface with technical and management personnel;
  • Well-organised, able to prioritise and manage several tasks in parallel;
  • Able to work on (night) shifts occasionally;
  • Solid IT knowledge, including Linux, networking concepts and common tools and software applications;
  • Service mentality and solid understanding of a KPI driven service environment;
  • Able to write and present documentation and reports;
  • Willingness and ability to pass on knowledge to/train junior team members;
  • A good level of scripting/programming (Shell Scripting and/or Python) skills will be highly appreciated.

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Package Description

What we offer if you join our amazing team:

• Competitive Salary 

• Corporate Benefits Package 

• Exciting relocation package​ (if applicable) 

• Company events

About the Company

Why should you join Serco ?

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

A world of opportunity - You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

Great people - You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

What we offer

  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play when managing complex public services.  

We are a team of 60,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

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https://www.serco.com/eu/careers/careers-in-space

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