EPS-SG Data Processing Engineer (17-13-074)

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced EPS-SG Data Processing Engineer for our client EUMETSAT. You will join the Data Processing Systems and Applications Group which assists in the specification, preliminary design, procurement, integration, testing and transfer to operations of Data Processing elements for future programmes under development and the maintenance and evolution of data processing systems and applications for existing programmes.

You shall support activities related to initially Phase B followed by phases C/D of the EPS-SG Programme in the area of data processing engineering, which will include the following tasks:

  • In Phase C/D:
    • Contribute to the procurement of data processing elements by advising on technical solutions proposed by the contractor and by reviewing documentation to confirm its compliance with the requirements.
    • Contribute to the management of the requirements baseline for data processing elements.
    • Contribute to refinement of ICDs.
    • Contribute to testing, integration and acceptance of data processing elements.
  • In Phase E:
    • Contribute to maintenance activities, including characterisation of system component behaviour against required performance, proposal and implementation of system alterations (including component modification) to achieve required performance.
    • Contribute to evolution activities, including conceptual design, requirements specification, functional modelling, system analysis, and concept development to support increased performance, rationalisation of components, and cost reduction.
  • In addition, there will be regular involvement in the following tasks requiring interaction and coordination with other teams at System and Ground Segment level:
    • Review of System, Space Segment and Ground Segment documentation dealing with requirements, concepts, algorithms and technical analyses of relevance for data processing, including review of instrument data processing algorithms and calibration concepts defined by the Space Segment with emphasis on their implications on Ground

Segment data processing concepts, interfaces and architecture.

  • Participation in formal reviews and technical meetings at System and Ground Segment level.
  • Review of documentation dealing with technical evolutions of the EUMETSAT infrastructure.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A University degree (or equivalent, including experience) in engineering, physics, or software (or similar).
  • Relevant experience in preparation of requirements, design, interfaces and testing documentation for data processing systems for Earth Observation missions (experience on data processing for high data rates missions will be considered an asset).
  • Relevant experience with Ll/L2 processing software for Earth Observation missions, either for operations/maintenance or specification and development.
  • Knowledge of the requirements engineering process, including relation between requirements, ICDs, design and testing documentation.
  • Ability to learn and develop the needed skills and knowledge to contribute to the development of EPS-SG. This includes the ability to rapidly absorb, and make use of, information presented in written and oral communications in a dynamic context.
  • Willingness to work within a multi-disciplinary context in cooperation with other teams.
  • The ability to maintain a system overview is essential. You shall have a systematic approach to work, be able to plan your work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks. You shall have the capability to write accurate and consistent technical documentation.
  • Fluence in written and spoken English.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of the IBM DOORS tool or an equivalent for requirements management.
  • Knowledge of ECSS and CCSDS standards.

Work Location

Darmstadt, Germany


Start of Work: AprilĀ 2018

Application Deadline: 28 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 career@solenix.ch before the application deadline 28 February 2018.