Data Centre Operations and Software Engineer (21-13-003)

Job Description

We are looking for a Software Engineer for our client, EUMETSAT. You will provide support to the Data Centre Operations (DCO) team which ensures the operation of the complete archiving and long-term preservation of data and products from EUMETSAT’s satellites including the metadata of products generated. Your tasks will include, but not be limited to:

♦ Provision of 1st Line Support to all Data Centre supported Services

♦ Execution of Routine Operational Tasks

♦ Contribute to the Configuration of tools used for Data Centre Operations

♦ Conduct the integration, validation & verification testing of the service releases

♦ Preparation of Services’ Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

♦ Development of Data Centre utilities for operations

♦ Provision of technical support to the evolution of the Data Centre services

♦ Contribute to the user preparation of service evolutions


Required Skills and Experience


♦ A university degree (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering/science discipline

♦ Experience in Unix / Linux OS, software development in Java, working with Relational Databases and SQL, scripting in Shell, Perl or Python

♦ Proven experience in using MS Office; at least MS Word and MS Outlook


Experience in several of the following skills:

Applying the software development life cycle for systems development i.e.:

♦ Proven record for the specification and validation of system and user requirements

♦ Experience in writing of test plans and related documentation for verifying and validating computing systems, development and user documentation

♦ Experience in testing and using test automation of software e.g., QFS



♦ Source code control systems such as GitLab

♦ Continuous Integration and Deployment Technologies; GitLab CI, Jenkins, etc.

♦ Rest APIs

♦ Software Development Environments such as Eclipse

♦ XML/XSD/XLT and their associated tools

♦ An operations environment supporting the analysis and resolution of system anomalies, and user support issues

♦ Remote Sensing Data and their Formats

♦ Documentation management systems


Desirable Skills and Experience


♦ Practical knowledge of the following will be a distinct advantage:

♦ Experience in the development of the product formats in netCDF and HDF

♦ Good knowledge of standards, conventions and guidelines for the specification of metadata for Earth Observation data, for example Climate and Forecast Conventions, as well as their visualisation and processing

♦ Experience with Meteorological data formats such as McIDAS, Geo-Tiff, BUFR and GRIB

♦ Hosted Processing Technologies; Dask, Docker Swam, Docker Containers, Kubernetes, etc.

♦ Experience with using tools such as IDV, McIDAS-V, IDL and THREDDS

♦ Knowledge of OGC standards and Web Map Services / Geographical Information Systems

♦ Basic understanding of statistics generation and the use of analytical tools

♦ Experience in software development in C++/C


Work Location

Darmstadt, Germany



Application Deadline: 30 June 2021

Start of Work: 01 August 2021


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 30 June 2021.