Payload Data Ground Segment Systems Engineer (m/w/d)

Reference: J18099
Location: EUMETSAT \ Darmstadt \ Germany
Deadline for applications: 31.10.2019 23:59 CET
Category: Software Solutions

You will support a mission-critical payload data ground system providing satellite data products to meteorological services world-wide. You will be part of a small multinational team. You will work in a complex Linux-based environment comprising a large number of powerful, state-of-the-art server and storage systems. You will use and extend your experience on system level (architecture, interfaces, data flows).

Summary / objective

We are looking for a degree-educated system engineer to work in a complex satellite data processing system. Our team supports the customer (on-site in Darmstadt) to process and deliver meteorological data to international users: complete, in time and with good quality.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Performance monitoring and preventive maintenance to ensure continuous, complete and timely production and delivery of the products to the users;
  • Anomaly investigation, root cause analysis and Anomaly Reports handling: this will also include providing recommendations for workarounds to mitigate satellite anomalies;
  • Support evolution of the software – building, packaging, deployment, integration and testing in test environments and operational environment. Maintenance and update of operational documentations;
  • Perform technical analysis of system architecture and specification evolutions or major upgrades of the operational ground systems. Contribute to proposals, and to the IV&V activities for major evolutions of the operational ground systems.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Degree in Informatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Telecommunication or other relevant scientific or engineering area;
  • Experience in software development, Integration, Verification and Validation (IV&V) of complex systems;
  • System-level and component-level experience (complex system architecture with many interfaces, data flows and dependencies) is more relevant than programming experience;
  • Experience working in a Linux based environment.

Essential Skills

  • Able to work in an orderly and disciplined manner, demonstrating analytical approach and attention to detail;
  • Working in Linux (RHEL) environment on shell level (bash);
  • Network services (SSH, NFS, FTP, HTTP) typical in Linux environments;
  • Professional communication, in English language, with customer and other involved parties/teams;
  • Configuration Control processes and tools;
  • Able to work with minimum supervision.

Desirable Skills

  • Scripting languages (bash, perl, python);
  • Databases (SQL);
  • Source code configuration control (Subversion);
  • Java / C++ programming language;
  • Eclipse IDE knowledge;
  • Experience with high-availability systems (RAID disk arrays, network interface bonding, cluster servers);
  • Experience with Payload Data Ground Segment systems;
  • Knowledge of space and ground system engineering processes, system and software life-cycles and standards.

Further Requirements

  • After the familiarisation period it is expected that the candidate participates in the rotating on-call duty
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