Ground Segment Systems Engineer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Ground Segment Systems Engineer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Darmstadt, Germany

We are currently looking for an experienced Ground Segment Systems Engineer to join our international team of inspiring engineers and industry professionals, tasked with driving innovation within the Space, Satellite and Earth Observation sector.

This role is rooted in EUMETSAT’s mission and will provide the opportunity to work with leading IT, Space and Earth Observation organisations and domain experts to make a positive impact on society!

BACKGROUND

The Ground Segment System Engineer will be the technical authority for ground segments and system aspects in new programmes, developing cutting edge technologies and constellations. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating system engineering activities aimed at developing, maintaining and evolving ground systems for EUMETSAT and Copernicus missions exploited by EUMETSAT, including system engineering coordination with external and international partners.

DUTIES

  • Manage work packages, projects or major activities in the development or evolution of systems and ground segments;
  • Provide coordinated engineering support required to maintain operational ground systems and upgrade systems in response to evolving requirements, including maintenance of system level documentation and architectural models;
  • Analyse specifications and impacts on system architecture for evolutions or major upgrades to operational ground systems, in order to ensure overall systems-coherence;
  • Define the IV&V testing approach for evolutions or major upgrades, and coordinate/implement testing, including support to the installation and integration of new components;
  • Support coordination with external partners (e.g. ESA, European Commission, NOAA, ECMWF, Mercator-Ocean) on ground segment engineering activities and interfaces;
  • Perform technology and trend analysis on enterprise architectures, emerging technologies and assess their implications for EUMETSAT and Copernicus missions and systems and interfaces with external partners;
  • Support the transition of newly developed ground segments into Operations at system level, including support to installation and integration, verification and validation testing.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS

  • Excellent salary, of up to Euro 7,500 NET (after tax) based on skills and experience;
  • Flexible working time including additional flexi-leave;
  • Full medical coverage for employee and family;
  • Attractive pension;
  • 30 days of annual leave + 14.5 days public holidays;
  • Training and development support;
  • Relocation allowance and support (if applicable).

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Solid experience in the engineering, IV&V and maintenance of ground segment systems, preferably for Earth observation missions;
  • Proven experience in coordinating/managing ground segment system engineering services or teams involved in operations of satellite systems;
  • Proficiency and experience in the definition and implementation of engineering processes for sustaining, maintaining and evolving operational ground systems;
  • Knowledge of relevant system engineering standards and of methods for requirements/specification management and verification, with experience in the use of related tools;
  • Strong planning, analysis and presentation skills, coupled with a high-degree of interpersonal awareness and experience working as part of team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

LANGUAGES

  • Candidates must be able to work effectively in English;
  • Applications must be submitted in English.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH. WE WILL BE UNABLE TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED IN OTHER LANGUAGES.

EUMETSAT is an international organisation employing staff from across all 30 member states and this role is being advertised on multiple international job boards, but please note that this role would be based in Darmstadt, Germany and would require international applicants to relocate if successful.

More about us

EUMETSAT’s role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.

EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.

As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT can recruit nationals only from the 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom).

Apply Now

Don't forget to mention EuroTechJobs when applying.

Share this Job

© EuroJobsites 2022

EuroJobsites is a registered company number: 4694396 VAT number: GB 880 9055 04

Registered address: EuroJobsites Ltd, Unit 8, Kingsmill Business Park, Kingston Upon Thames, London, KT1 3GZ, United Kingdom

Newsletter | Recruit | Advertise | Privacy | Contact Us

© EuroJobsites 2022

EuroJobsites is a registered company number: 4694396 VAT number: GB 880 9055 04

Registered address: EuroJobsites Ltd, Unit 8, Kingsmill Business Park, Kingston Upon Thames, London, KT1 3GZ, United Kingdom

This website uses cookies to make your experience better. Continued use of this website means you accept our cookie policy.  Accept Cookies