Technical Consultant for EO Operational Data Processors (2 positions) (19-13-031)

Job Description

We are looking for a team of (2) technical consultants, specializing in EO Operational Data Processors. You will support monitoring the procurement of Operational processors for EUMETSAT's Polar System -Second Generation (EPS-SG) programme. Your overall responsibilities will include:

  • Monitor the development and testing of EPS-SG Operational Processors providing relevant support to the EUMETSAT Technical Officer
  • Contribute to reviewing the EPS-SG Processing Specifications, and associated Test Data
  • Contribute to Operational Processors related meetings

Each task is described in further detail below:

  • Follow the development and testing of EPS-SG Operational processors
    • Attend and contribute to meetings (e.g. KO, WS, KP, TRR, TRB) and reviews (e.g. DR, PAR) associated to the development lifecycle of the Operational Processors.
    • Witness as an observer any testing activities involving the Operational Processors (e.g. FAT and OSAT).
    • Witness as an observer any integration activities involving the Operational Processors.
    • Contribute to following up and closing of Actions, Open Points, and Review Item Discrepancies (RIDs, or in other words comments) raised during the above-mentioned activities.
  • Contribute to review of EPS-SG Processing Specifications, and associated Test Data
    • EPS-SG Processing Specifications
    • EPS-SG Test Data
    • EPS-SG Calibration and Validation plan
    • Assessment of impact of new Processing Specification on the Operational Processors
  • Contribute to Operational Processors related meetings
    • Operational Processors Progress Meetings
    • EPS-SG PDP Team meetings
    • EPS-SG PDAP Team meetings
    • other meetings, as necessary and as requested by EUMETSAT

Required Skills and Experience

  • A strong background in Meteorological and/or Earth Observation ground segment systems (data acquisition and processing part/segments preferably with multi-programme elements/components) design, in particular in the area of Operational Data Processors.
  • A University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (e.g. Computer Science and/or Software Engineering, Atmospheric Physics, Remote Sensing) or comparable qualifications in an operational Data Processing field, with more than 10 years’ experience in related domains.
  • More than 3 years' experience in the following mandatory areas:
    • Procurement activities (e.g. interfacing with industrial contractors), preferably in the field of payload data ground processing
    • Design, Verification and Validation of Meteorological and/or Earth Observation Operational Processors
  • Additionally, you shall possess:
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks under a tight schedule
  • Ability to fulfil assigned tasks without supervision
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Practical knowledge of Big Data technologies, including in particular Kafka and Storm

Work Location

Darmstadt, Germany


Start of Work: October 2019

Application Deadline: 02 August 2019

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 for the above-mentioned work location.
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 02 August 2019.