EPS-SG System Interface Engineer

Referenz: J19017
Ort / Standort: EUMETSAT | Darmstadt
Anmeldeschluss für Bewerbungen: 18.03.2019 23:59 CET
Kategorie: Operations & Engineering Services


This position is has been established by the Operations and Engineering department to promote the career of talented young proferssionals (5 years work experience) to boost their career in the space sector. We are therefore looking for a motivated and talented engineer to work alongside one of our most senior engineers within the EPS-SG on-site our customer EUMETSAT.

Responsibilities / Duties

You will be involved in the overall system aspects with a strong focus on the general system design aspects and system interfaces. Your work will cover the space segement and the ground segment, consisting of the data acquisition systems, monitoring and control system (MCS), data processing facilities and product dessemination facilities.

Typically your tasks will cover:

System ICD design and maintenance:

  • Coordination and definition of technical interfaces with the external partners and service providers
  • Define and maintain the system Interface documentation and baseline, e.g. Inferface Control Documents (ICD), Interface Management Plans (IMP), Interface Requirements Documents (IRD).

Implementation of any changes to the system model related with system interfaces design and maintenance General system engineering activities with contribution to:

  • Analysis and trade off activities
  • System requirement maintenance activities
  • Documentation of system design and justification
  • Ad hoc EUMETSAT internal reviews
  • System level formal revies (system CDR)
  • Ground segement level activites as required
  • Preparation and execution of IV&V activities

Last, but not least you will also be tasked to organise and hold meetings and workshops with external and major internal interface partners to establish and maintain interface details / agreements.

Qualifications / Experience

  • You should hold a University (or similar) degree in engineering.
  • You have already worked in the in the field of engineering of space and/or ground systems in the area of Earth Observation Satellites for some years

Essential Skills

  • You are able to analyse systems from an end-to-end perspective (combined space and ground segment)? 
  • You are able to understand relevant details while keeping the focus on the overall system aspects and to present the results in a comprehensible way?
  • You have been working on system requirements and design documents and you were tasked on the past to document system interfaces for complex satellite systems?

Desirable Skills

In order to ease up your start on this position, the following experience would be additional assets:

  • Familiarity with EUMETSAT data dissemination concepts
  • Experience with DOORs
  • Experience with ViTechs CORE modelling tool.

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