IRIDE Mission Control Center Responsible – Mission Control System Engineering

IRIDE Mission Control Center Responsible – Mission Control System Engineering

In the frame of IRIDE Mission, OHB-I is configuring, procuring, installing, and operating a dedicated New-Space Mission Control Center (MCC), that will be used by OHB-I to manage the Eaglet-2 constellation (10+ satellites) throughout the operational life cycle.

We are seeking an experienced Mission Control System Engineer to lead all the MCC related activities, bringing the Center to its full deployment, both on H/W and associated personnel. The position requires a significant level of responsibility and autonomy, together with strong leadership and people management skills.

Relevant experience in development and validation of a MCC is a pre-requisite.


  • Support the definition and the development of the Mission Control Center (MCC), in particular:
    • MCC environment customization
    • Operational Reference Database maintenance
    • Operations Control Panels (AND, SYN, PLOT, etc.)
    • Satellite Simulator
    • Test Procedures
    • On-board SW Maintenance (OBSM) tool
    • Flight Dynamics (FDS) suite
    • Mission Planning System
  • Contribution to the definition of the relevant documentation and procedures:
    • Ground architecture documentation
    • Mission Operations Concept Document
    • Mission Planning Guidelines
    • Mission Analysis Report
    • Flight Dynamics Databank
    • Space to Ground Interface Control Document (ICD)
    • Ground Segment ICD
    • Flight Operations Manuals (FOM) and Flight Operations Procedures (FOP)
    • Ground Operations Procedures (GOP)
    • Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) Plan
    • Operations Plan
    • Support to System Validation Test (SVT) Plan and Procedures
    • System Operations Validation (SOV) Plan and Procedures
    • Radio-Frequency Compatibility Test (RFCT) Plan and Procedures
    • Platform and Subsystems trend analysis report
  • Support the execution of the following activities:
    • SVT test campaign
    • SOV test campaign
    • LEOP preparation and execution
    • Platform commissioning (In Orbit Test campaign)
    • Payload Commissiong
    • RCFT preparation and execution


  • Experience in the operation or development of satellite ground segment facilities
  • Experience in defining relevant job description, supporting HR in identifying the right fits.
  • Team start-up and coordination
  • University degree preferably in the fields of Aerospace/Space Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering or Computer Science and Engineering
  • Knowledge of the following standards/technologies
    • CCSDS Packet Utilization Standard (PUS) rev. A and C
    • SCOS2000 Database Import ICD (v6.9 and greater)
    • TERMA CCS5 tool suite
    • SIMULUS/SIMSAT (high fidelity spacecraft simulators framework)
    • Space Link Extension (SLE) protocol
    • Manufacturing and Operations Information System (MOIS) tool suite (nice to have)
    • DABYS tool (nice to have)
    • CCSDS File Delivery Protocol (CFDP)/File-based Operations (FBO) (nice to have)
  • Specification of system and operational concepts
  • Experience in virtualization software (VMware, VirtualBox, etc.)
  • Programming language (C, C++, MATLAB, Python, etc.)
  • Unix based OS
  • MS Windows and Office Suite
  • Full professional proficiency in the English language is mandatory
  • High motivation, proactive working approach and strong sense of responsibility
Job Category: Vacancies
Job Type: Full Time

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