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Space Operations / Ground Segment Engineer

 

Leanspace is a European space startup developing a state-of-the-art cloud technology that enables aerospace engineers to easily build space software. Our customers are some of the hottest NewSpace companies in the world, and also established, large space organisations.

 

One of the key domains we work with is space operations – and the associated ground segments. Our value proposition is simple: putting together ground segments should be quick and easy.

 

Having secured new funding and currently experiencing a strong growth in our commercial traction, we are looking to hire a number of Ground Segment Engineers, to help us improve the product, deliver to customers, and take it to the global space market.

 

The company is based in Strasbourg, France, a beautiful and vibrant city that offers an amazing quality of life. Strasbourg is a highly international city at the crossroads of France, Germany, and Switzerland. It’s only 2 hours away from the space hubs of Darmstadt, Luxembourg and Paris. Strasbourg offers a rich culture, easy access to nature, wonderful gastronomy, and a fast-growing startup scene.

The Position

 

We are recruiting a number of skilled Space Operations and Ground Segment engineers. We are looking for people with solid experience in implementing ground segment systems, from either a software, systems engineering, AIT or project management perspective. Specific experience with ground segment architecture, payload data processing, ground network operations, spacecraft operations, flight dynamics, or automation is a great advantage. However, the main trait we are looking for is a passion to innovate and to do things differently. Our key success criteria will be your ability to take your current know-how and grow fast with us.

 

Depending on our interest and background, we offer various career paths:

  • Research & Development, to further build the product and keep inventing
  • Product Management, to shape the future of our product based on market needs and on your own bold visions, driving development teams through a Scrum-based agile process
  • Solutions Architecture, to support our customers designing innovative ground segment solutions using our cloud technology,
  • Customer Success, to work hand-in-hand with our customers on a long-term partnership, helping them achieve their technical and business goals,
  • Business Development & Sales, to help take Leanspace to market and evangelize the space industry on the future of space engineering.
    If you are a talented engineer with some business acumen, and if you have been looking for an opportunity to grow your career in an exciting and rewarding company, don’t look further. Leanspace will enable you to grow, from technical roles to more business-focussed roles, to leadership positions, or to diverse parts of the space industry.

 

Requirements

Based in, or willing to relocate in the Strasbourg area (including nearby German or Swiss cities)
At least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering field, and at least 3 years of experience in the Space industry.
Experience with ground segment engineering, as a developer of software systems (e.g. satellite control, mission planning, flight dynamics, ground network management, simulation frameworks, automation, constellation management, etc.), as a system engineer, or as a User of such ground segment systems
Fluent in English.

 

Bonus points

If you have been exposed to both established and NewSpace organisations.
If you have worked in a product-based company before.
If you have experience with cloud concepts: AWS, Azure, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
If you have experience working with Agile teams and software tools (e.g. jira, git, bitbucket).
If you can come to the interview with at least 2 ideas of what can be done better for the ground segments of 2025
If you are great at playing strategy games 😉

 

We can promise

Work on some of the most challenging, relevant issues in space technology
Take part in a thrilling journey with an international and intercultural team of space and cloud experts, working as a close family
A family-friendly environment, flexibility in working hours, the possibility to work remotely a large part of the time.
A stock options plan that will make you become a shareholder and reap the financial benefit of our success.
You will feel empowered, listened to, and you will have a real impact on something big!

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