Airbus Group - Galileo Ground Segment/Network Controller (NETCON)


Vacancies for Graduate Galileo Ground & Mission Operations and Performance Analysts (m/f) have arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Munich. The successful applicant will join “Galileo Operations Bid”.

Tasks and Accountabilities

As members of the Galileo Ground Operations Team reporting to Airbus GSOp's Operations Manager (OM), the Ground Segment/Network Controllers (NETCON) will undertake system operations tasks and duties to operate the Galileo ground segment as required to maintain the high availability of the signals broadcast by the Galileo satellites. The role of NETCON is an on-shift position, with a rota to provide 24/7 coverage of the operational position.

The NETCON will:

>Monitor the systems which indicate the health and status of the Galileo ground control and communications network elements >Execute defined procedures to manage the Galileo networks and associated ground control elements, in accordance with the scheduled operations plan, ensuring that safety criteria are respected at all times >Identify anomalies on the network and ground systems, and escalate accordingly Take corrective action as necessary, applying the approved contingency procedures >Prepare ground segment and network operations reports for off-line evaluation and analysis >Work with the Engineering Support Team for ground segment corrections or improvements >Interface with other internal and external teams, in particular with the operations team active at the alternate Galileo Control Centre

Place: Munich,Germany


Candidates with following skills and experience are required:

>Educated to degree level in Engineering / General Engineering or equivalent

>Thorough and practical understanding of good systems engineering processes

>Experience of operating real time operational computer systems

>Experience in Galileo Operations or Engineering would be an advantage

>Experience in operating spacecraft, data communications or related ground systems would be an advantage

>Good inter-personal and communication skills

>Negotiation level in English; German and/or Italian skills would be an advantage

Application procedure

Please apply online for this vacancy at our careers site ( with your CV attached.

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