EO PDGS Support Engineer (23-21-001)

Job Description


We are looking for an EO PDGS Support Engineer to integrate our ESRIN EO PDGS support teams. In this role you will provide specialized engineering support to ESA/ESRIN on different aspects of the Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) on a broad range of Earth Observation missions: Earth Explorers, ESA Third-Party Missions and ESA Heritage Missions. Your tasks can be varied, ranging from PDGS systems’ specification, development, integration and validation as well as operations preparation and support. In more detail, tasks can include:


  • PDGS system requirements specification
  • PDGS architectural design specification
  • Preparation of PDGS Documentation
  • Participation to Reviews and Acceptance
  • System and Subsystem Documentation review
  • Support to Network and Infrastructure specifications
  • Development of Supporting Tools
  • Studies, Analysis and Technical Notes
  • Support to System Activities
  • Support to Ground Segment Activities
  • PDGS Activities Coordination
  • PDGS Reporting
  • Preparation of Sub-Systems Documentation
  • Support to the GS Integration and Validation
  • PDGS preparation for Launch
  • PDGS Commissioning phase preparation and coordination
  • PDGS Operational phase preparation
  • PDGS Evolutions specification


Required Skills and Experience


  • A university degree or equivalent qualification, preferably in Engineering or Computer Science
  • Experience in ground segment implementation, in particular on:
    • Analysis and definition of PDGS system requirements
    • Design of PDGS systems
    • Development of Payload Data Ground Segments sub-systems
    • Definition and execution of system integration, verification and validation activities
    • Analysis and estimation of system performances
    • System and Software anomalies management: reporting, analysis, classification and resolution.
  • System engineering experience, preferably in the field of Earth Observation Ground Segment Development
  • Pro-activeness, good communication skills, team player
  • Capacity to work autonomously
  • Capacity to generate good documentation
  • Fluent in English
  • Travel might be frequently required


General Skills and Experience


  • Knowledge of ESA EO missions (and instruments) and processes related to their PDGS development would be an asset
  • Programming experience (to develop tools for the accomplishment of the PDGS engineering, testing and validation, etc.)


Work Location: Frascati, Italy

Application Deadline: 31 January 2023

Start of Work: flexible

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 31 January 2023.