Ground Segment System Engineer (18-21-022)

Job Description

We are looking for a Ground Segment System Engineer for our client EUMETSAT. You shall contribute to maintaining the overall system design documentation of the operational systems. When evolutions of these systems are proposed and implemented, you shall analyse them and verify the system and interfaces coherence.
In the role of support to the maintenance and evolution activities of the operational programmes, your tasks shall include:

  • Contribute to the maintenance, for all the operational ground systems, of a complete and consistent set of System Technical Documentation.
  • Perform technical analysis of system architecture and specification evolutions or major upgrades of the operational ground systems, for interfaces coherence and compatibility check with other ongoing developments.
  • Define the IV &V testing approach for major evolutions of the operational ground systems and contribute to the co-ordination of the installation, integration and verification of new systems into the Operational infrastructure.
  • Contribute to the various OPS & TSS Projects and associated reviews, as required, providing System Engineering support during the design phase and contribute actively to the definition of the IV & V activities.
  • Perform analysis, investigations and resolution of system level anomalies.
  • Provide expert inputs to the SEP System Engineering Team Leader on all related activities as requested.
  • Support the OPS regular coordination processes, including CRBs and ARBs, as requested.

You will also support services to the development of new GEO and LEO programmes, where your tasks will include:

  • Participate to the definition of the system architecture and interfaces between the multi-mission elements and the programme specific elements of the ground system.
  • In coordination with the system and interface engineers of the future ground segment, ensure that the definition and documentation of new interfaces are compatible with the methodology used in Operations; this includes the use of common templates for Interface Control Document and the use of the same tool for maintaining the interfaces data dictionary.
  • Provide support to the definition of the IV & V approach for the future ground systems.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A university degree (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline relevant to the job profile together with the experience and capability to fulfil the assigned tasks with a minimum of supervision.
  • Extensive experience in the analysis of systems applications and modelling
  • At least 5 years demonstrated experience in the field of systems engineering and architectural design
  • Strong background in the use of modelling and design tools in support of architectural design activities (e.g. Vitech CORE, Enterprise Architect)
  • Sound knowledge of space and ground system engineering processes, and system and software life-cycles and standards
  • Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering methods, techniques and tools
  • Definition, management and traceability of requirements structure with the support of dedicated tools (e.g. DOORS).
  • Experience in Integration, Verification and Validation (IV & V) of complex systems
  • In addition, for the accomplishment of the listed tasks, proven knowledge and experience in the following of at least two of the following areas:
    • Satellite monitoring and control systems (including Flight Dynamics and S/C Simulator aspects)
    • Data processing
    • Dissemination
    • Archive systems
    • Ground Stations
  • Travel within Europe may be necessary.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Full development cycle of large systems, from the definition of requirements to system design and testing

Work Location

Darmstadt, Germany


Start of Work: July 2018

Application Deadline: 25 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 25 May 2018.