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Ground Station Engineer

  • Rome, Lazio, Italy
OHB Italy

Job description

We are looking for a ​Ground Station Engineer​ on behalf of and in support to our client for their location in ​Rome, Italy​. The selected candidate should show integrity and professionalism.

Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe (or one of its subsidiaries). Furthermore, upon selection, they will be subject to a general security screening performed by an external provider (further information will be provided at interview stage).

The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Engineering of Ground Stations and Ground Stations-as-a-Service (GSaaS) within FOS;
  • Ground Station and GSaaS interfaces control management;
  • Technical management of Ground Station and GSaaS supply;
  • Support to Ground Station and GSaaS integration, verification and validation;
  • Production and review of relevant documentation;
  • Support design reviews and technical meetings on RF, networking, software, interfaces relevant to the Ground Station and GSaaS.

We encourage persons falling under categorie protette L.68/99 to apply. We do not discriminate based on disability.

Job requirements

  • University degree preferably in the fields of Aerospace/Space Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering or Computer Science and Engineering;
  • General knowledge of Ground Segment Architecture and its main components;
  • Sound knowledge of Ground Stations Architecture;
  • Knowledge of Radio Frequency systems design and development;
  • Knowledge of Digital Signal Processing;
  • Knowledge of computer systems (Linux in particular), programming languages and networking;
  • Knowledge of space communication protocols layers (e.g., from the physical layer up to the application layer of the ISO/OSI Reference Model);
  • Knowledge of CCSDS and ECSS space communication protocols standards (Sync and Channel Coding, Space Data Link, Space Packet Protocol (SPP), Encapsulation Packet Protocol, Space Data Link Security Protocol (SDLS), Space Link Extension (SLE), Packet Utilization Standard (PUS));
  • Knowledge of other communication protocols is an asset (e.g., MQTT, CAN-bus/CANopen, LVDS, RS422);
  • High motivation, proactive working approach and strong sense of responsibility;
  • Full professional proficiency in the English language is mandatory.

Please submit your application in English via the apply button below. Applications submitted in other languages will not be considered.


  • Rome, Italy
OHB Italy


What do we offer?

In ATG Europe (or our subsidiaries) you will have the chance to work on the most interesting and technologically advanced projects in the space, big-science, and high-tech domains. You will enjoy the focused yet relaxed spirit and culture of our teams and the excellent working conditions our company provides. We firmly believe that development and growth perspectives are crucial to everyone’s career, and we therefore provide you with a personal development plan, regular assessment checkpoints and a dedicated training and education budget to support you, not only in your current work, but also paving the road to your next professional steps.

For those relocating in order to embrace a new career with us, we offer international relocation assistance in settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children and a relocation budget that is applicable to all ATG staff.

About ATG Europe

Today, ATG Europe is recognized as a leading provider of specialized engineering, scientific and technical services to the European Space, Big-Science, and high-tech industry. Our headquarters are located in Noordwijk, the Netherlands and we have subsidiaries in Germany, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and the UK. Besides these countries, ATG also operates in France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, and Belgium.