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Columbus Flight Control Engineer - EPIC (f/m/d)

Telespazio Germany GmbH · Weßling, BY, Germany

We are looking to strengthen our service team at our customer premises in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich with a talented and ambitious team member. If you have an eye for detail and love working in a dynamic and challenging workplace, then this could be your opportunity to be part of the Columbus Flight Control Team. As Columbus EPIC Flight Controller (European Planning & Increment Coordination), you will prepare and execute Columbus mission operations in the framework of the ISS activities.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

What You Will Focus on 

  • Preparation for and successful completion of the Columbus FCT Basic and EPIC training programs, culminating in certification as an EPIC/COMET Flight Controller
  • Familiarization with the Columbus control centre's operating procedures
  • Mission planning and operations support for the Columbus module
  • As COMET Flight Controller, responsible for real time operational planning and experiment monitoring
  • Operational planning coordination with user centres, flight control teams, and NASA planners
  • Preparing for mission operations. The preparation is focused on the Columbus subsystems, while also taking into account the Col-CC facilities and the overall system
  • Payload operation preparation with a focus on planning
  • Support and development of new experiment operating concepts
  • Support for the development of operating procedures that take into account the Columbus system's mission analysis interfaces
  • Offline data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Further development of the ISS/Columbus operating concepts for follow-up projects

What You Bring

  • Engineering degree in Aerospace or related technical disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
  • Proficient user of computer systems and MS Office suite
  • Fluency in English both spoken and written


  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Prepared to deliver shift work and on-call provision
  • Good communication skills and team player
  • Ability to prioritize different and parallel activities
  • Capability of following and implementing standard procedures
  • Problem solving aptitude
  • Fast learner


  • Space Mission Operations experience


  • Due to the project requirements, only candidates with nationality of any Member State of the European Union or Norway need apply. This is a must and non-negotiable.
  • While, applying, please indicate your availability to start in this position.

Job Summary

Weßling, BY, Germany
Job type:
space agencies