System Engineer (18-20-024)

Job Description

We are looking for a System Engineer for our client EUMETSAT. You will contribute to activities typically related to Phase C/D of a space programme in the area of system design engineering, Integration, Verification and Validation, Operation preparation and performance budget management. You will provide service to the Sentinel-6/Jason-CS project, with potential support to other LEO programmes. Your system engineering activities will include:

  • Justification of the system design including producing and maintaining any relevant analyses and budgets
  • General contribution to system engineering activities, for example:
    • Documentation of system design and interfaces
    • Contribute to system integration, verification and validation activities
    • Contribute to operation preparation activities
    • Contribute to the technical coordination with Partners
    • Contribute to segment level activities and reviews as required
  • Participate to System level formal reviews and key points.

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 without supervision.
  • At least 5 years demonstrated experience in the field of large scale systems engineering, architectural design and system preparation for launch.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse systems from an end-to-end perspective.
  • Capability to prepare documents, to perform system-level analyses and to produce and maintain technical budgets.
  • Travel within Europe and to the USA may be required for certain activities.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience in earth observation satellite-based projects, particularly in the areas of near real time data processing or spacecraft control systems.
  • Space and ground system engineering processes and standards

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.