Software System Engineer with focus on Data Processing (19-13-043)

Job Description

We are looking for a Software System Engineer with focus on Data Processing to support our activities with our customer EUMETSAT. The selected engineer will be embedded in a team taking care of different data processing tools for all EUMETSAT's missions, such as EPS, MSG, MTG, EPS-SG, Jason-CS or Sentinel-3, and will contribute to the definition of new tools and the evolution of existing ones. These tools support monitoring analysis and reporting and consist of offline ground elements for long trend analysis, quality monitoring and reporting.
In particular, the tasks to be performed are:

  • Contribute to the definition, design, implementation and maintenance of architectures for data processing ground segments and their components.
  • Support the integration, verification and validation activities at EUMETSAT.
  • Support the operations of existing data processing ground segments and their maintenance and evolution.
  • Setting-up and implementation of maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the procurement and installation of software, and the co-ordination with external providers of support services.

Required Skills and Experience

  • University degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Relevant experience in preparation of requirements, design, interfaces and testing documentation for data processing systems considering the systems engineering aspects of data processing management and data provision
  • Experience in S/W design, S/W development, Web applications programming, operation, maintenance and trouble shooting of large complex real-time data processing systems
  • Competence in object-oriented software design and implementation possibly in the context of satellite instrument data processing systems
  • Ability to write accurate and consistent technical documentation
  • C/C++ programming language experience in a UNIX/LINUX based environment
  • Database systems (e.g. ORACLE, INFORMIX, PostgreSQL and MySQL)
  • Scripting languages (e.g. shell scripting), high-level languages (e.g. Python, Java)
  • Knowledge of web technologies, programming and mark-up languages (e.g. Apache, CGI, JavaScript, UML);
  • Knowledge of XML and related technologies (XPATH, SVG, etc.)
  • Competence in the exploitation of modern hardware and operating systems at the application level (e.g. parallel programming (pthreads, MPI, OpenMP))
  • Familiarity with data formats used for meteorological satellite products
  • Design and implementation of MMI using different toolkits and languages

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience with the programming and usage of IDL and Fortran
  • Experience in Web Programming
  • Competence in S/W testing, unit test suite maintenance, automated testing, verification and validation
  • Experience in system design for quality control and cal/val systems
  • Knowledge of relevant Standards, Quality Assurance and Configuration Management principles and applications

Work Location

Darmstadt, Germany


Start of Work: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: 19 July 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 19 July 2019.