Satellite Operations Specialist

Warsaw, Poland
Added: March 26, 2024
Who are we?

ICEYE is an International New Space company headquartered in Finland with colleagues from over 57 countries. Our team is a tight-knit group of experts across many disciplines (e.g., engineering, software development, radar technology, etc.). We're innovative, driven people who strive for excellence in everything we do. Teamwork, curiosity, and having fun are core values to Making the impossible possible in New Space. Join our team today!

ICEYE is building and operating its commercial constellation of small Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites with SAR data available to customers. Our satellites acquire images of Earth at any time - even when it's cloudy or dark - providing commercial and government partners with unmatched persistent monitoring capabilities. Information derived from our SAR images helps customers make data-driven decisions to address time-critical challenges in various sectors, such as maritime, disaster management, insurance, and finance.

What will you do in this role?

As a Satellite Operations Specialist, you will play a vital role in ensuring that ICEYE can successfully deliver our exceptional products and data to our valued customers. Throughout your shift, you will work closely with our team of operators, collaboratively managing the operations console. This will include overseeing the seamless operation of our fleet of satellites and providing invaluable support to swiftly handle any unexpected contingencies that may arise on either the fleet or the ground systems. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of Satellite Operations by creating innovative procedures and tools. Additionally, you will be responsible for fleet maintenance, engaging in simulated operations prior to launches, and playing a crucial part in the Launch and Early Orbit Operations.

This role offers a schedule with an 8-hour shift basis. You will work on a 6 on 4 off rotation, covering mornings, evenings, and nights. Specifically, the morning shift is from 7am to 3pm, the evening shift is from 3pm to 11pm, and the night shift is from 11pm to 7am.

If you are passionate about space technology and driven to make a profound impact in the field of satellite operations, we eagerly await your application.



  • Relevant university degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Space studies, Applied Physics or similar, or equivalent experience in a related role.
  • Keen attention to detail with an exceptional ability to stay focused.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think quickly.
  • Excellent English language skills (both written and verbal).
  • Flexible availability for scheduled working hours, including morning, evening, and night shifts on a 365/24/7 basis.
  • Genuine interest in the Space Industry and Satellite Operations.


  • Space background
  • Knowledge about satellite systems
  • Knowledge about orbital mechanics
  • Familiarity with Linux system
  • Familiarity with Python
  • Familiarity with Atlassian Cloud (Jira, Confluence)


  • A job that matters in a dynamic New Space environment with a scale-up approach
  • An independent role with a supportive and diverse work environment
  • A yearly benefit budget to spend as you wish (MyBenefit i.e. on sport, transport, wellness, lunch, tourism, etc.)
  • Relocation support (i.e. flight tickets, accommodation, relocation agency support etc.) availble in specific circumstances
  • Time for self-development, research, training, conferences, or certification schemes
  • Polish language lessons
  • Occupational and private healthcare and life insurance
  • Inspiring and collaborating offices and silent workspaces enable you to focus
  • A wide variety of the best coffee, tea, snacks, and sweets to accompany your daily space mission

Diversity and inclusion are core values at ICEYE. We are passionate about building and sustaining inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all colleagues. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions.

Apply now to start your ICEYE journey and help us continue to make the impossible possible together.