Director of Engineering


Company Description

CS Group Germany is looking for a Director of Engineering. Reporting directly to the Operations Director of CS Group Germany, you will strengthen and develop the software development team, providing a strong core to our next stage of development.

Job Description

  • Management of operations for the activities in the back-office software team.
  • Develop the business around the current pool of expertise and business development opportunities.
  • Support CS Group Germany Operations Director and CTO with the strategy of the Back Office
  • Deputize CS Group Germany Operations Director


  • At least a 15 years’ experience in project and programme management preferably in the space industry or an equivalent engineering industry in an international environment.  Additionally, it would be helpful to have experience in:
  • In managing several concurrently running projects.
  • Producing Project Management Plans, Configuration Management Plans, Risk Management Plans, Progress Reports, etc. preferably in accordance to ECSS, EUMETSAT and ESA standards.
  • Interfacing with the customer, preparing minutes of meeting, reporting on KPIs, delivering data packages, kicking-off projects, organizing milestones (reviews, checkpoints, phase-on, phase-out and contract closure).
  • Financial budget/targets
  • Pre-sales activities
  • Line management of technical teams.
  • You have strong interpersonal and leadership skills which allow you to interact, develop strong professional relationships and negotiate with clients and employees at all levels. 
  • Excellent communication skills; written, oral and presentation in English.
  • Documentation skills with high attention to detail in content and formatting (Microsoft office suite: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Project as well as other tools).

Additional Information

This job is located in Darmstadt, Germany.

Who We Are

Our Space business unit, with over 1000 employees, has focussed its expertise in the IT space sector including space mechanics, ground segment, image processing and satellite embedded software.  We provide turnkey systems and engineering services for space and defence agencies, contractors and satellite operators, and are experts in space applications. We are now located in 5 different European countries and intend to extend both our footprint and our customer portfolio.


1/  We are one of the fastest growing companies in the IT Space Sector offering our employees substantial career evolution opportunities.

2/ We are recognized by our customers for the excellence of our technical and operational skills providing us with a strong foundation on which to grow a sustainable and profitable businesses.

3/ Employees are the focus of our business and our values reflect this.  Proactive training enables the continuous development of skills and capabilities, and a flexible and efficient environment, allows our employees to maintain a work-life balance while achieving high objectives.

If your dynamism and enthusiasm matches our values and goals do not hesitate to submit your CV and we will be ready to discuss the next step in your career.

Inclusive and committed employer, our company works every day to combat all forms of discrimination and promote a respectful working environment. That’s why, committed to gender diversity and overall inclusivity, we encourage all applications and profiles.

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