Galileo GSMC AIV Engineer (m/f/d)

  • DLR-GfR mbH Jobportal
  • Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Presence / Mobile
  • Work experience
  • Production, manufacturing
  • Research, development, teaching
  • Published: 2022-06-01
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DLR GfR mbH is a company providing reliable, safe and secure aerospace services. We operate and manage the constellation of Galileo satellites in the Galileo Control Center Oberpfaffenhofen on behalf of the European Commission. 
Our company headquarters is located in an area widely known as a holiday destination -  the five-lakes region in Upper Bavaria near Munich. At the space industry location in Oberpfaffenhofen, our around 230 employees work every day in international and interdisciplinary teams on the navigation for the future. Become a part of us!


As a core team member of the Galileo Service Operator (GSOp), DLR GfR mbH operates and manages the constellation of Galileo satellites from the Galileo Control Center in Oberpfaffenhofen in Germany (GCC-D).

The Maintenance Engineering team inside the Galileo Project is the driving force behind the staggered implementation of the Level 2 and Level 3 maintenance of the Galileo Ground Infrastructure (Galileo Mission Segment, Galileo Control Segment, GNSS Service Center, Galileo Security Monitoring Center).

As a Galileo GSMC AIV Engineer, you will be responsible to perform corrective, preventive, adaptive and perfective maintenance activities for the Galileo maintenance, validation and operational environments. You will be in the leading team for the handover of the maintenance activities from the design authority to GSOp.

The chosen applicant will carry out the following system integration and verification operations for the Galileo Security Monitoring Center (GSMC):
  • Delve into particular subject expertise related to the Galileo Security Monitoring Center and understand the end to end Galileo System.
  • Assist the OPS/L1 and L3 teams with problem resolution, system restoration, vulnerability management, and security incident response.
  • Perform autonomously all security maintenance procedures in the ground segment manual.
  • Deliver the L2 maintenance training needs analysis and training plan.
  • Support the major Ground Infrastructure Releases incorporation activities.
  • Support for the design of end-to-end integrated maintenance and troubleshooting environments for Galileo systems.
  • Support for the PRS service of the Galileo system and security performance.
  • Analysing and fixing software problems.
  • Participation in engineering meeting Boards.
  • Actively support all milestone reviews related to the L2/L3 maintenance handover.


  • Master´s degree in engineering or equivalent
  • At least two years of experience in:
    • Operations or maintenance of satellite monitoring and control software suites
    • Ground systems testing and validation
  • Solid understanding of information processing fundamentals and best practices of information technology
  • Knowledge of navigation ground segments such as EGNOS or Galileo
  • An advanced level of English is mandatory, and a good level of Spanish is desired
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills
  • Experience providing guidance and leadership to novice systems engineers
  • Experience with VMware vSphere virtual machines
  • Experience with Linux environment
  • Good troubleshooting skills, including root cause analysis
  • Self-learner
  • Willingness to work in a multicultural, dynamic, and challenging environment
  • The candidate should be willing to work in shifts or on-call on exceptional contingency situations
The position will be based in Oberpfaffenhofen with possible frequent travel to Madrid or Paris.


  • Collaboration in the European lighthouse project Galileo
  • Trusting and appreciative cooperation in an international environment
  • International team spirit
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Additional days off on 24.12., 31.12. and Shrove Tuesday
  • Work-Life-Balance e.g. through flexible working time models, mobile office options and an individual support by a demand-oriented family service
  • Varied personnel development program
  • Individual career options (for example through secondments to partner agencies / enterprises abroad)
  • Employer-financed retirement plan
  • Attractive location with a high recreational value in the five-lakes region near Munich
  • And much more ...


We have aroused your interest but you still have questions about the position? Then please contact us!