Senior Ground Systems Engineer

  • Job Reference: BSR225121
  • Date Posted: 12 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Bluestream Recruitment
  • Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £58,000 to £68,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Negotiable for the right experience
  • Sector: Engineering, Space, Satellite Communications & Energy
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Belinda Elliott
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  • Telephone: 01235 838 568

Job Description


A truly exciting opportunity for an experienced Ground Systems Engineer to take the next step in your career journey and join a pioneering and innovative space company that is growing quickly worldwide

As Senior Ground Systems Engineer you will play a key leading role in the ground segment team, with a high level of autonomy and responsibility including providing technical expertise and mentoring team members. You will be involved in the whole ground segment development process, from conceptual design to maintenance, together with all the infrastructure and software on ground that is critical to safely operate a mission. As this is a key role with a critical responsibility to efficiently interface between the Mission & Systems team and the Operations team it will give you the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the ground segment, as well as participating to operational activities in the control centre when the spacecraft is in orbit. And you will be

  • Participating in/lead the development of ground systems including Mission Control System, Mission Planning System, Ground Stations Interface System
  • Deriving requirements for the ground segment in general and for specific components
  • Interface with the external suppliers’ teams acting as a Product Owner or Technical Officer and provide support to the development team during the ground segment development phase
  • Producing and maintaining project documentation to good standard including requirements, verification and validation plan, test procedures, test reports, etc.
  • Performing verification & validation of the systems with other team members while ensuring requirements are met, including systems tests and simulation campaigns.
  • Performing maintenance of the ground systems while being the interfacing point between the operations team and the developers to resolve technical issues


For the Senior Ground Systems Engineer you will:

  • Be educated to BSc/MSc or equivalent in Computer Science, Telecommunications, or other relevant engineering discipline.
  • Have previous commercial experience in ground systems engineering in the space sector
  • Have good understanding of the main components of a ground segment and how they interact between them.
  • Have good understanding/knowledge of space mission design/development and standard milestones.
  • Have good knowledge of Requirements Engineering.


Our client is an equal opportunity employer who are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. As a people focussed company they are supportive in developing careers further. As Ground Systems Engineer  you will be rewarded with  a very competitive salary and great range of benefits

Ground Segment | Ground Station | Satellite | Ground Systems | Spacecraft | Computer Science | Mission Control | Antenna Communications |


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