IT Engineer (m/f/d) for Galileo Ground Segment

  • Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Presence / Mobile
  • Work experience
  • IT
  • Technical occupations (other)
  • Published: 2022-11-03
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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 250 employees work every day in international and interdisciplinary teams on the navigation for the future. Become a part of us!


For the Galileo Ground Segment maintenance engineering we need you to support our Level 1 IT team, which plays a core role on the performance of our Galileo mission. You will be responsible for troubleshooting Galileo’s IT platform to guarantee the reliability and availability of our complex satellite ground control system at hardware and software levels (i.e. customized server/switch/firewall architecture solutions). We are looking for an IT engineer or IT specialist motivated to learn continuously, flexible and excited to work in a hands-on environment, who enjoys taking on new projects and solve problems. A successful candidate for this role will have strong organizational skills complementing the technical skills.
Your responsibilities:
  • Maintenance of the IT platform (Unix and Windows) of the Ground Control and Mission Segments for the Galileo mission (preventive maintenance and troubleshooting of unexpected technical issues encountered during operations)
  • Administration of user and root accounts on the maintained elements
  • Installation and verification of new and replacement parts in the Galileo Ground Segment
  • Validation of maintenance procedures for deployed GCC hardware & software
  • Testing of the Ground Control and Mission Segment systems including interface tests
  • Development of maintenance procedures for the Ground Control and Mission Segment systems
  • Tracking of corrective & preventive maintenance and spare replacements through our ticketing system
  • Analysis and implementation of maintenance tasks regarding Galileo Ground Systems
  • Research and implementation of innovative solutions to improve the IT systems
  • Periodic participation in the 24/7 on call maintenance service (week basis)


  • University´s degree in space or IT related engineering, such as aerospace, informatics, telecommunications, business informatics or comparable education, e.g., apprenticeship as IT specialist for system integration or as IT system electronics technician
  • 3 years of experience in ground systems maintenance
  • Experience in IT systems and networking engineering
  • Confidence with Unix system, Windows and/or data networks infrastructure (IPv4 and IPv6 Subnetting, Switching Layer 2/3, routing & firewalls)
  • Knowledge of Galileo or other navigation ground segment is an advantage
  • Knowledge of ITIL processes and project management is an advantage
  • Availability to support on-call service and occasional travel to other Galileo sites
  • Fluent written and spoken English is mandatory
  • German or Italian knowledge is an advantage


  • Work-Life-Balance, e.g., through flexible working time models and mobile office options
  • 30 days annual leave and additional days off on 24.12., 31.12. and Shrove Tuesday
  • Trusting and appreciative cooperation as well as international Teamspirit
  • Varied personnel development program and individual career options
  • Employer-financed retirement plan
  • Membership with EGYM Wellpass (corporate fitness)


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