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Ground Segment Systems Engineer (d/f/m)

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For Airbus Defence & Space in Taufkirchen we are looking for a 

Ground Segment Systems Engineer (d/f/m) 

to join the System Delivery Germany team. The department is developing satellite communication systems for civil and military customers. 
As a Ground Segment Systems Engineer (d/f/m), you will work on the concept, design, development and technical procurement of the Ground Segment extensions and modifications of SATCOMBw and EDRS Ground Segments for new customers as well as for the support of further satellites. You are also In the frame of the procurement activities, you will follow the development and acceptance phase from the Request for Proposal (RFP) up to the final acceptance of the ground segment entities. After acceptance, you will accompany the implementation of the ground segment items into the Ground Segment until they go live in operations. During the operational phase, you are the technical point-of-contact for any anomalies that might occur and support the technical resolution of the issues.     
This job combines knowledge of several disciplines with the ability to think outside the box. 

Your location 
Our site is just a stone's throw away from Munich, the beautiful capital of Bavaria. You are into sports and other outdoor activities? The Alps and Lake Starnberg are within an hour’s reach, offering a multitude of recreational options. 

Your benefits 

  • Attractive salary and special payments 

  • 30 days holidays and extra days-off for special occasions 

  • Excellent upskilling opportunities and great international, group wide development prospects

  • Special benefits: employer-funded pension, employee stock options, discounted car leasing, special conditions for insurances, subsidies for public transport, employee benefits at cooperating companies 

  • On-site-facilities: Kindergarten close to the site, medical officer for check-ups and other health-related services, canteen and cafeteria, gym 

  • Compatibility of family & work (job sharing, part-time models, flexible working hours, individual timeout) • Working in a diverse environment, with more than 140 nationalities, where every voice is heard

Your tasks and responsibilities 

  • Requirements engineering with DOORS in the area of the ground segment and lower levels

  • Conduct and follow-up conceptual design activities in the area of ground  systems engineering, including but not limited to requirement, interface, user data and management data flow within the ground segment as well as TM/TC interfaces

  • Establishment of requirement for ground segment items, e.g. ground stations, mission operation center, spacecraft control center, payload control center, networks incl. IT infrastructure as well as data centers 

  • Elaboration of system trade-offs in the area of ground segment engineering and support the overall system architecture definition

  • Elaboration of verification and validation concept at ground system level and support of relevant tests; • Elaboration of the operations concept as well as preparation of operational requirements for the ground segment; • Provide technical support to the project managers on planning, contractual changes and risk & opportunities identification

Desired skills and qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in Microwave, Telecommunications, Electronics or other related Engineering disciplines 

  • Profound knowledge of ground segment engineering, i.e. technical interface, data flow (for user and management data) as well as TM/TC engineering (secure and unsecured) 

  • Strong knowledge of communication engineering including RF link budgets and antenna designs • Strong experience in software based systems, networks and IT infrastructure

  • Experience in Ground Station engineering

  • Experience in design, development, integration, verification, operations  of Ground Systems and associated processes and operational procedures 

  • Business fluency in English and German

This position will require a security clearance or will require being eligible for clearance by the recognized authorities. 
Not a 100% match? No worries! Airbus supports your personal growth with customized development solutions.Take your career to a new level and apply online now! 

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

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At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

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Ground Segment Systems Engineer (d/f/m)


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