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Senior Ground Segment System Engineer

  • Rome, Lazio, Italy
OHB Italy

Job description

We are looking for a ​Senior Ground Segment System 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 technical support to User Ground Segment management;
  • Technical management of subsystems design activities down to component level: understanding and management of system requirements, apportionment to technical specifications (H/W and SW);
  • Definition of ground element design and development framework;
  • Definition and justification of S/S architecture, from concept to detailed design phase, examining the Integration, Verification and Validation plans and procedure;
  • Definition and control of S/S technical interfaces, internal and external (towards space and launch segments);
  • Definition and control of software technical budget and margins, supporting software design and development processes in coordination with partners and third parties;
  • Reviewing of technical documentation from suppliers and third parties;
  • Technical management of network and software application security.

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

Job requirements

  • University degree or equivalent qualification in a technical discipline;
  • Master’s degree or comparable in Computer Engineering;
  • Professional experience of at least five years in Ground Segment (G/S) engineering projects for space systems, in Phase C/D as mandatory;
  • Professional experience of at least five years in definition and design of S/S for EO systems for institutional and/or commercial customers;
  • Strong competences in virtualization technologies and hypervisors (e.g., VMWare), including database virtualization;
  • Knowledge of secure network architectures, vulnerability testing, threat modeling;
  • Experience in the definition, management, and traceability of requirements structure with the support of DOORS;
  • Proven capability to define of G/S design throughout the support of model-based methods, techniques, and tools (e.g., SysML, UML);
  • Sound knowledge of ground system engineering processes, and ground system software life cycles;
  • Sound knowledge of relevant ECSS standards;
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills;
  • Ability to devise creative solutions and think out of the box;
  • Proven for problem solving and project team management skills;
  • High level of flexibility, willingness to work in international teams and ability to keep tight schedules;
  • High motivation, proactive working approach, and strong sense of responsibility;
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and documentation skills;
  • Fluency in both spoken and written (Business) English;
  • Italian skills are desirable.

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.