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Job Description

For our customer, DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, we are seeking an L1 Maintenance Engineer to support the Galileo Operations Project.


The general activities are:

  • Maintenance and Administration of the IT platform (Unix and Windows) of the Ground Control and Mission Segments for the 24/7 Galileo mission (preventive maintenance and troubleshooting of unexpected technical issues encountered during operations)
  • Administration of user and root accounts on the maintained elements.
  • Installation and verification of new and replacement parts in the Galileo Ground Segment.
  • Validation of maintenance procedures for deployed GCC hardware & software.
  • Performing system tests including interface tests based on defined procedures.
  • Development of maintenance procedures for the Ground Control and Mission Segment systems based on existing documentation.
  • Documentation of the work and configurations in a ticket system.
  • Research and implementation of innovative solutions to improve the IT systems.
  • Periodic participation in the 24/7 on call maintenance service (week basis).

This is a full-time position to be located at DLR’s premises in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, with the planned start date being 1st of May 2024 or ASAP thereafter.

Qualifications & Competencies

In addition to having a university degree in a relevant field, you shall meet the following mandatory requirements:

  • Solid knowledge of various operating systems such as Linux and Windows (Server)
  • Linux skills and proficient use of the command line (Shell)
  • Understanding of network protocols and database systems.
  • Willingness to adhere to strict security policies and regulations.
  • Team orientation and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with other team members.
  • Availability to support on-call service and occasional travel to other Galileo sites.
  • Fluent written and spoken English is mandatory.

Advantage skills

  • Experience in system/network engineering and administration.
  • Experience in server infrastructure maintenance (hardware, virtualization).
  • Knowledge of ITIL processes and project management.

You will be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and disciplined manner, able to work calmly and accurately under stress and able to work without supervision.

What can Terma offer

At Terma, we consider skilled employees, enthusiasm and job satisfaction as the very foundation of our success and as a prerequisite for the development of the “best-in-class” solutions that Terma provides. We lead the way in applying new technology, offering a wide range of growth opportunities for each individual and emphasizing mutual respect across the board in our workplace.

Terma offers you a pleasant working environment at the customer site, where you will be able to take on challenging tasks and responsibilities in a highly professional company:

  • Great opportunities for training and personal development
  • Challenges in advanced technical environment
  • International and cosmopolitan working atmosphere
  • An employment contract with an attractive package with extra-legal benefits
  • Highly competitive salary

Recruitment is depending on successful selection by the customer.

Additional information

For further information, please contact Mrs. Raluca Moise by telephone [+49 6151 860050] or by email [ta.space@terma.com].

To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed please apply through the link below with an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and (ideally) a Cover Letter.

Please note that applicants must be EU citizens and must be able to aquire security clearance (with Terma support).


The high-tech and innovative Terma Group develops products and systems for defense, non-defense and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft and vessels, space technology, and aerostructures for the aircraft industry.

Terma is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, Germany, France, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and the U.S.

The Space Business Area contributes with mission-customized software and hardware products including power systems and star trackers as well as services to support a number of in-orbit pioneering European scientific and Earth observation satellite missions. Additionally, Terma is contracted for the development and delivery of software and hardware systems and services for numerous ongoing and future European, and international missions.

Terma Space operates out of Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Romania and the UK.

If you have any questions, please contact

Raluca Moise
Application deadline:
As soon as possible
Don’t forget to mention SEAC-Careers when applying.

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