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Vacancy in the Directorate of Operations. ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged. Post Spacecraft Operations Engineer This post is classified A2A4 on the Coordinated Organisations salary scale. Location ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany Description Spacecraft Operations Engineer in the Euclid Spacecraft Operations Unit, Astronomy and Fundamental Physics Missions Division, Mission Operations Department, Directorate of Operations. Duties The postholder will initially be assigned to the Euclid Flight Control Team as Operations Engineer and will report to the Euclid Spacecraft Operations Manager SOM. Tasks will include assisting the SOM with preparing and executing Euclid operations, including nominal and extended routine and endofmission phases performing the Acting SOM role when so delegated assisting the SOM with Operations Ground Segment OGS evolution and validation, including internalexternal interfaces defining, preparing and executing ground segment validation tests, including acceptance, system validation and ground segment system testing for any upgrades planning and execution of routine, special and contingency recovery operations, including mission planning, reporting, anomaly investigation and resolution analysing and reporting spacecraft and ground segment longterm performance interfacing with mission management and Science Ground Segment for related activities interfacing with the EUCLID Project Team, ESA specialists and industry regarding technical matters, including changes to spacecraft design and operations documentation interfacing with other ESOC Divisions regarding spacecraft operations and ground segment technical matters providing support to other missions delegated to the Division, including GAIA, PLATO and future astronomy and fundamental physics missions as required providing support to corporate ESA and ESOC activities as required. Technical competencies General background and specific experience in the technical domains covered by the position Experience in mission, spacecraft andor payload operations Experience in development and maintenance of ground infrastructure andor software systems Knowledge and experience of ground segment, simulators and early operations especially Launch and Early Orbit phase and inorbit commissioning Behavioural competencies Communication Teamwork Customer Focus Innovation Creativity Problem Solving Planning Organisation Education University degree Masters level or equivalent qualification in engineering or physics. Additional requirements Experience with both spacecraft platform and subsystem operations is required. LaunchLEOP experience in an operational capacity would be an asset. Flexibility and adaptability are required, to deal with a multisubjectmultiproject operational environment. Other information For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework. The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset. The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests. The closing date for applications is 16 January 2019. If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resourcesesa.int. Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada and Slovenia. According to the ESA Convention the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution of posts among nationals of the ESA Member States. When shortlisting for an interview, priority will first be given to internal candidates and secondly to external candidates from underrepresented Member States. see Nationality Targets In accordance with the European Space Agencys security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment. Recruitment will normally be at the first grade in the band A2 however, if the candidate selected has little or no experience, the position may be filled at A1 level. Apply HERE

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