System Engineer for Copernicus Data Services (18-13-007)

Job Description

We are looking for a System Engineer for our client EUMETSAT. You shall perform system engineering tasks in support to the Copernicus Programme and in particular to DIAS (Data and Information Access Services) activities within the Data Services Competence area. The following main tasks shall be performed:

  • Contributing to the analysis, generation and management of requirements and related Agile methods applied for work execution with industry
  • Contributing to the architecture and design of Copernicus related components
  • Contributing with the review of industry implementations and perform testing/ prototyping
  • Contributing to the definition of technical interfaces with the external partners and service providers
  • Preparation of relevant documentation
  • Preparation and production of routine reports as necessary.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of five years of experience in the specific field of system engineering, such as user requirements assessment, system architecture definition, development activities and experience of being directly involved in the¬†evolution of systems or services in a highly-available (24/7) environment.
  • Systems architecture covering areas such as virtualization, cloud computing, orchestration, hosted processing, EO data access/ formats and security
  • Working experience with industry standards for interoperability (OGC, Inspire)
  • Solid Background in software engineering, development
  • In depth knowledge of scripting languages Python
  • Demonstrated experience in writing of formal technical documentation
  • Have demonstrated excellent communication and team working skills
  • Have the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and obtain a system overview.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Jupyter Notebook
  • R language
  • Knowledge of system validation and verification
  • Experience in a user/customer facing environment


Work Location

Darmstadt, Germany


Start of Work: April 2018

Application Deadline: 13 February 2018

Important Notes

Before applying to this position, please read the page How to Apply.
Applicants must be EU citizens or have a valid work and residence permit in Germany.
Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process.

Job Application

Please send your applications electronically to before the application deadline 13 February 2018.