Ground System Controller


Direct Entry Job Permanent London, UK

Uploaded 18 Jun 2019

Job Description

The Fleet Operations UK Satellite Operations Center (UKSOC) Ground System Controller position is a shift position, reporting to the on-shift Mission Director, and the successful candidate will participate in the implementation, configuration, and support for Fleet Management Segment (FMS) technical efforts associated with OneWeb Fleet Operations. This individual shall be familiar with satellite ground systems, mission operation application software, infrastructure hardware & software, and mission operation support. This position will require working closely with the FMS Ground System mission operation team to support the system application throughout the satellite system development and operation. 


  • Maintain satellite command and control ground system to ensure nominal operations and troubleshoot complex technical issues.
  • Identifying, analyzing, and troubleshooting satellite operational data flow related issues in OneWeb Fleet Management Segment (FMS) ground system including firewalls, routers, switches, cloud computing infrastructure, FMS application software layer, remotely hosted hardware, and MPLS network.
  • Maintain the network integrity and security of FMS infrastructure systems.
  • Monitoring and measuring availability, latency, and overall system data flow health.

Person Specification

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in one or more of the following: Java, Python, C, or C++
  • Experience working in Unix/Linux OS based systems.
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum software development process, DevOps, and mission critical production environments.
  • Experience with Cloud Service Providers (CSP), including AWS or private Cloud implementations, including Open Stack.


  • Experience with continuous monitoring tools, including Kibana and Nagios.
  • Experience with network administration of Cisco and/or Arista platforms.
  • Knowledge of LAN/WAN inter networking technologies and all OSI layers including the application layer.
  • Experience with Satellite ground communication system including Radio Frequency (RF) antenna equipment, and wide-area communications networks.