Ground Segment Systems Team Lead

  • Job Location: Oxford , England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Posted: 30/08/2023


Are you an experienced professional with a passion for space technology and team leadership? Capital International Staffing, presents an exciting opportunity for a Ground Segment Systems Team Lead. In this role, you'll play a pivotal part in driving innovation and efficiency.


Leadership in Technology: Lead and mentor a team within the ground segment, applying your technical expertise and experience to guide them toward success.

End-to-End Contribution: From the initial design to ongoing maintenance, you'll be an integral part of the ground segment development process.

Meaningful Collaboration: Bridge the gap between the Mission & Systems team and the Operations team, ensuring seamless communication and effective outcomes.


• Develop, validate, and maintain crucial Ground Segment SW subsystems for mission operations.
• Create and update project documentation, ensuring clarity and accuracy.
• Collaborate on system design, translating requirements into practical use cases.
• Drive verification, validation, and integration efforts for the Ground Segment.
• Participate in Mission System Test and Simulation campaigns, ensuring robustness and reliability.
• Provide technical guidance to the Operations team, assisting in issue resolution and best practices.
• Lead the development of critical ground systems, including Mission Control and Planning.
• Collaborate with external supplier teams, facilitating a smooth development process.
• Implement Agile methodologies to maintain alignment with project requirements and timelines.
• Ensure seamless maintenance of ground systems by facilitating communication between teams.
• Manage team members, providing support, feedback, and fostering growth.
• Contribute to resource planning and recruitment efforts, addressing team needs effectively.


• A degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications, or a related engineering field.
• 3-5 years of industry experience in software development and engineering.
• Experience in designing satellite user or ground segment products.
• Proficiency in C/C++, Java, and/or Python programming languages.
• Strong familiarity with Linux administration and development.
• Knowledge of Mission Control Systems, particularly SCOS-2000.
• Understanding of ground segment components and their interactions.
• Ability to collaborate effectively within a team and work independently.
• Leadership skills, enabling you to guide and support a team of software engineers.
• Familiarity with ECSS standards.
• Fluent spoken and written English.


• Experience or knowledge of Scrum methodologies, either as a team member or Product Owner.
• Familiarity with spacecraft communication protocols and standards (CCSDS, CAN, Spacewire).


• Competitive base salary reflecting your expertise and contributions.
• Collaborate with a diverse, international team, working on cutting-edge technology.
• Enjoy a flexible work environment with a supportive and friendly atmosphere.
• Benefit from hybrid work arrangements, tailored to role requirements.
• Comprehensive leave package, including bank holidays.
• Access to life insurance, long-term sick pay, and private healthcare.
• Relocation support and visa sponsorship options.
• State-of-the-art office and cleanroom facilities to enhance your work experience.
• Engage in regular social events for team bonding and networking.

Ready to Ignite Your Space Career? Apply Today!

If you're ready to take on a pivotal role in shaping the future of space technology, we encourage you to apply. Contact our recruitment team to take the first step towards this exciting opportunity.

Capital International Staffing Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


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