Earth Observation Ground Segment Engineer (23-21-002)

Job Description


We are looking for an Earth Observation Ground Segment Engineer on behalf of and in support of our client (ESA) for their location in Frascati, Italy. The selected candidates will be involved with end-to-end reviewing and supervising of EO missions through appropriate engineering activities.

The successful applicants will be employed by Solenix and not by our Client.

The successful candidates will be tasked with, but not limited to:

  • Supervise and review industrial activities and ground segment architecture reviews for future EO missions
  • Supervise and review internal reviews to assess the results of industrial activities
  • Define and update ground segment system specifications throughout all phases of EO missions, in close cooperation with different stakeholders
  • Ensure the technical coherence of the system design and related data processing
  • Contribute to the evaluation of industrial and scientific proposals
  • Contribute to the preparation of scientific and technical dossiers on EO missions
  • Contribute to the analysis of EO development undertaken by other space companies as well as commercial initiatives


Desirable Skills and Experience


  • Masters’ degree in Engineering or Physics
  • At least 8 years of relevant working experience
  • Background in space engineering with ground segment orientation and end-to-end view of Earth Observation missions
  • Experience in Ground Segment Systems Engineering across the program lifecycle (SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, PSR, Launch, operations), with knowledge of Systems Engineering concepts and processes
  • Familiarity with the following are an advantage:
    • various EO techniques and experience of hardware development and system performance evaluation
    • Optical/SAR processing/quality tasks and/or,
    • PDGS processor integration
  • Strong process focus with the ability to intelligently apply standard processes
  • Able to thoroughly address responsibilities, with good attention to detail and a proven understanding of documentation methods and requirements
  • Able to review, assess and document (complex) problems and to propose solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong social skills, and ability to build consensus among peers while building solid relationships with team members
  • Candidates must be eligible to work and live in Italy


Work Location: Frascati, Italy

Application Deadline: 31 January 2023

Start of Work: as soon as possible



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 before the application deadline 31 January 2023.