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Systems Engineer, Mission Analyst or similar / Space Systems and Concurrent Engineering (m/f)

The German Aerospace Center DLR / ESTEC. Noordwijk (Niederlande), 07.08.2017

Start your mission with DLR.

The German Aerospace Center DLR has a dual mandate as the national research center for aeronautics and space, and as the space agency of the German federal government. Approximately 8,000 people work for DLR on a uniquely diverse range of topics spanning the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security research. They collaborate on projects extending from fundamental research to the development of the innovative applications and products of the future. If the idea of joining a top-class team of researchers working in a supportive, inspirational environment appeals to you, then why not launch your mission with us?

For our German Trainee Programme (GTP) in cooperation with ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL, we wish to recruit a

Systems Engineer, Mission Analyst or similar

Space Systems and Concurrent Engineering

Your mission:
Have you (almost) completed your degree studies? Are you inspired by space exploration and keen to pursue a career in this exciting field? If so, perhaps you should take a closer look at the German Trainee Programme. Organised by DLR, it offers you the chance to work shoulder to shoulder with experts from the 22 member states of ESA - keeping your finger on the pulse of Europe’s space programmes. Over a period up to 24 months, you will actively contribute to the latest research and/or technology projects. This is complemented by a generous scholarship. What better way to launch your career in international space business? The next GTP commences on 1 February 2018.

This is your opportunity to join the team at ESTEC, Noordwijk - NL
GTP-2018-TEC-SYE - Space Systems and Concurrent Engineering

The training opportunity is within the System Engineering Division (TEC-SY) in the Systems Department (TEC-S) of the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality (D/TEC) and in particular in the Systems and Concurrent Engineering Section (TEC-SYE) which is responsible for the following main activities:

  • manage and use the Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) and perform internal feasibility studies and design of potential future ESA missions
  • provide system engineering support to ESA programmes and projects in various phases of their development
  • conduct R&D activities related to system engineering methodologies and tools
  • provide technical support to small spacecraft projects for technology demonstration and/or education, including preparatory activities (feasibility studies, pre-developments, ...)
  • design and develop models, databases, tools, architectures to support and enhance system engineering practices, methodologies and applications across the borders of disciplines and organisations

Further information is available here.

In the frame of this German Trainee Programme Opportunity, the following activities will be proposed:
  • participation in multidisciplinary and inter-directorate activities for the assessment and conceptual design of future space missions for all ESA programmes
  • hands-on system engineering support to CDF space mission studies and to other facility development and maintenance activities
  • development of engineering tools, models and databases for the CDF infrastructure and the concurrent engineering approach, including open source tools, based on standard data models, to be distributed throughout the Community of practitioners
  • technical support to the other system and project activities of the Division, depending on specific technical fields of expertise of the candidate

Please apply by 6 September 2017.

Your qualifications:
  • applicants should have just completed (conclusion not older than two years) or be in their final year of a university course at Master’s level in engineering with preferably an aerospace background and/or specialization in Systems Engineering, Mission Analysis or other system-related disciplines
  • in addition experience with engineering tools (such as MatLab, STK, MatCad, Catia), as well as office automation software (e.g. Excel, Visual Basic, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) is an asset
  • German citizenship is absolutely necessary
  • candidates must be fluent in English or French, the official languages of the Agency

Your benefits:
If you have any questions concerning specific aspects of the job, please contact Larissa Seidlez Please find further information on this vacancy with the reference number GTP-2018-TEC-SYE , and details regarding the application procedure, at

Bewerbungsschluss: 06.09.2017