IT System Administrator (m/f/d) for Galileo Ground Segment

  • DLR-GfR mbH Jobportal
  • Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Presence / Mobile
  • Work experience
  • Engineer
  • IT
  • Published: 2024-03-26
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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 280 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.
Alongside solid technical expertise, you should be capable of understanding problems, recognizing patterns, processing complex information quickly to make decisions, and find solutions.
Confidentiality, integrity, and the ability to adhere to strict security policies are essential.
Your responsibilities:
  • Maintenance and Administration of the IT platform (Unix and Windows) of the Ground Control and Mission Segments for the 24/7 Galileo mission (preventive maintenance and troubleshooting of unexpected technical issues)
  • Administration of user and root accounts on the elements
  • Installation and verification of new and replacement parts in the Galileo Ground Segment
  • Development of maintenance procedures for the Ground Control and Mission Segment systems based on existing documentation.
  • Validation and Execution of maintenance procedures for deployed GCC hardware & software
  • Performing system tests including interface tests based on defined procedures
  • Documentation of the work and configurations in a ticket system
  • Research and implementation of innovative solutions to improve the IT systems
  • Periodic participation in the 24/7 on call maintenance service (week basis)


  • Completed degree (Master's / Bachelor's) in technical or scientific engineering fields, such as computer science, telecommunications, business informatics, or comparable education, e.g., as an IT specialist for system integration, for digital networking, or for data and process analysis
  • Solid knowledge of various operating systems such as Linux and Windows (Server)
  • Basic Linux skills and proficient use of the command line (Shell)
  • Understanding of network protocols and database systems
  • Experience in system/network engineering and administration is advantageous
  • Experience in server infrastructure maintenance (hardware, virtualization) is advantageous
  • Knowledge of Galileo or other navigation ground segment is advantageous
  • Knowledge of ITIL processes and project management is advantageous
  • Willingness to adhere to strict security policies and regulations
  • Team orientation and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with other team members
  • 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
  • Employer-financed retirement plan
  • Access to corporate benefits platform
  • JobRad (company bike leasing)
  • Membership with EGYM Wellpass (corporate fitness)
  • Supplementary company health insurance


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