Never Go To Space Alone®
Never Go To Space Alone™

Satellite Operations Engineer

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November 20, 2020

Belgium based Space comapny are looking for a number of Satelliet Operations Engineers to join the team on a permanent basis. In this position, you will have the opportunity to be involved in satellite projects from the beginning until the launch. You will play a pivitol role at launch and be in the drivers seat to command the satellite.


You are responsible for the operations aspects of a satellite mission, throughout the design & development up-to the launch and the initial operations. Starting with the definition of operational concepts and translation of these concepts into overall operations architecture. This will evolve into definition of on-board software and the mission control segment on ground. You will be responsible for following up on the implementation and testing of the flight software, the ground software, the flight controls procedures and operational databases. You will interact with the customers and agencies providing the flight software. You have a central role in the project team, interacting with system engineering, mission analysis, avionics, the customer and end user. You are responsible for the operational aspects of the mission, mainly linked to the specification of the flight software and Failure Detection, Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) approach. You design, prepare and conduct the system level satellite testing. You report on the satellite level testing. You support the satellite unit level testing. You interface with the satellite ground operations. You provide support during the satellite launch, LEOP and commissioning. You provide in-orbit support after launch.


  • You will have a master’s degree in engineering or software architecture.
  • You will have experience working with satellites or a theoretical understanding/background.
  • You will have experience with SCOS-2000 systems.
  • You will have experience with Linux operating systems (shell-operations).
  • You will have experience with running a LEOP.
  • You will have experience with commissioning activities.
  • We expect you to be a pro-active, creative, enthusiastic and result-oriented team player with a broad view.
  • You must have fluent English skills.


  • You will be highly motivated to learn and understand all operational details.
  • You will be proactive and dive into complex systems and analyse them critically.
  • You are passionate about space systems.
  • You have practical experience in working with multi-disciplinary team and supplier/subcontractors.
  • You have strong technical negotiation capabilities.


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Matt Atkins
Matt Atkins

Matt Atkins