Ground Segment System and Network Engineer

Vor Ort
June 2013
2 years +
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This position, based near Frankfurt in Germany, is for a Ground Segment System and Network Engineer with at least 3 years experience working with high availability systems to support the clients GS team. The client is responsible for establishing and operating weather forecasting and Earth observation satellite programmes with associated data telemetry and dissemination operations.

The key duties of the engineer will be to write and review requirement specifications and change proposals, prepare procurements, participate in technical inspections and reviews, document the communication and network architecture system design and write evaluation reports, review reports and overall status reports.

Knowledge and experience with the following is considered mandatory:

  • Experience in preparation of system requirements and design documentation;
  • Knowledge of Cisco network and security equipment and architectures;
  • Knowledge of high availability network architectures and protocols (eg HSRP,VSS);
  • Familiarity with network management, QoS and traffic shaping principles;
  • Familiarity with satellite communications: DVB, VSAT, Point to Point links.

Knowledge and experience with the following is considered an advantage:

  • Experience in the definition of space related ground segments;
  • Experience in the integration and verification of such systems;
  • Experience in system-level analyses from an end-to-end perspective;
  • Knowledge of ECSS standards.

Knowledge and experience with the following is considered beneficial:

  • Experience in use of requirements management and traceability tools (egDOORS);
  • Experience in the use of modelling and design tools in support of architectural design activities (eg CORE);
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, including MS-Visio.

Candidates should possess a University degree or equivalent. Fluency in English is essential. This is a freelance contract assignment with an initial period of 2 years starting in June 2013 with two options to extend for a further period of one year each.

Pactum have supplied professional recruitment services to clients throughout the UK and across continental Europe since 1988. We operate as a group of practices focussed onto specific markets and have been successfully recruiting for the Space sector since 2002.