Ground Segment Systems Engineer (18-13-017)

Job Description

We are looking for a Ground Systems Operations Engineer to support our client EUMETSAT. You would will be working within the System Engineering and Projects (SEP) Division supporting system engineering activities for Operational systems. You will be a member of a multi-disciplinary system engineering team interacting with operational programmes and future programmes and will support the SEP Division with the following activities:

  • Supporting the specification of Ground Segment components.
  • Supporting the consolidation, evolution and maintenance of the Ground Segment reference architecture. This includes:
    • Requirements engineering, including requirements analysis and validation, requirements allocation, tracing and requirements change control
    • Functional analysis and architecture/interface design applying system modelling engineering methods and techniques.
    • System analyses, performed for the purpose of resolving requirements conflicts, decomposing and allocating requirements, assessing system effectiveness.
    • Trade-off studies for assessing effectiveness, risk, cost and planning for the implementation of changes requested by operations users and customers.
  • Supporting the assessment of impacts to the Ground Segment of changes required for operational systems, resulting from evolution and maintenance activities. This includes:
    • Analysing engineering change requests on the operational ground segments
    • Supporting the investigation of anomalies on the ground segment, including the end-to-end view and understanding of the systems
    • Coordinating with different teams in order to assess the impact of the requested changes
    • Attending daily operation-related meetings in order to remain up-to-date with the progress of the activities
    • Updating and maintaining related documentation.

Required Skills and Experience

  • University degree (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline.
  • At least 5 years demonstrated experience in the field of systems engineering and architectural design, maintenance and operations of ground segment systems.
  • Knowledge of the systems making up a ground segment, their inter-relations, interactions and understand the implications that making changes in one system have on others.
  • Extensive experience in the analysis of systems applications and modelling.
  • Space and Ground System engineering processes, System and Software life-cycles and standards.
  • Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering methods, techniques and tools.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Familiarity with formal architecture frameworks (e.g., MODAF, TOGAF, DODAF) will be a valuable appreciated asset.
  • Definition, management and traceability of requirements with the support of dedicated tools (e.g. DOORS).
  • You shall be able to fulfill the assigned tasks with a minimum of supervision, have a systematic approach to work, be able to plan his/her work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple parallel tasks.
  • You shall have the capability to write accurate and consistent technical documentation.
  • Good communications skills (verbal and written) are important.
  • You shall be willing to work in a team of engineers and in cooperation with industry and partner agencies.
  • You shall have good interpersonal skills and proactive attitude with strong ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.

Work Location

Darmstadt, Germany


Start of Work: July 2018

Application Deadline: 23 May 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 23 May 2018.