Flight Dynamics Engineer - Test and Validation Attitude Science Missions (20-23-010)

Job Description

We are looking for a Flight Dynamics Engineer for our client, ESOC. The primary areas of responsibility will be the Test and Validation for AOCS related processes and products of Science Missions. You may also be requested to assume the responsibility and perform activities for additional services, missions and activities within the scope of general Flight
Dynamics operations engineering services.

The primary project will be related to JUICE. However, you may also be asked to support the SOLAR ORBITER, BEPICOLOMBO and EUCLID missions.

The general activities to be supported are (depending on the phase of the mission):

  • Test and Validation:
    • Execution of and support to operational tasks
    • Validation of operational Flight Dynamics data products, such as command parameter sets, reports, event predictions and acquisition data before delivery to FCT and other users)
  • 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 elements
    • Implementation of modifications, enhancements and additions to existing software elements
    • Installation of modifications, enhancements and additions to existing software elements on operational platform(s)- design, coordination and implementation of tests
    • Participation in tests
    • Definition and maintenance of procedures
    • Flight Dynamics (Sub-)System configuration and definition of Test & Validation processes
    • Coordination of interfaces and actitivities across subsystems
  • General Flight Dynamics operations engineering activities

Several of these activities are carried out in parallel.

Required Skills and Experience

  • University degree in mathematics, physics, a relevant engineering field or astronomy.
  • Analytical approach to technical problems to develop and implement engineering solutions.
  • Thorough understanding of fundamental laws and phenomena in mathematics and physics and
  • Very good skills in linear algebra and calculus.
  • Very good skills in classical mechanics.
  • Experience in computer programming.
  • Will to take operational responsibility in multi-discipline teams.
  • Fluency in English, both in speech and writing.
  • Coordinate and interact with other service providers in operations and other fields.
  • Ability to work independently.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience in programming object-oriented
  • Experience with Linux.
  • Experience in numerical mathematics.
  • Familiarity with Flight Dynamics operations engineering tasks.

Work Location

Darmstadt, Germany


Start of Work: September 2020 or earlier

Application Deadline: 17 March 2020

Important Notes

Before applying to this position, please read the page How to Apply.
Applicants must be EU citizens or have a valid work and residence permit for the above-mentioned work location.
Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process.

Job Application

Please send your applications electronically to career@solenix.ch before the application deadline 17 March 2020.