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

 

Using:

♦ 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

 

Dates

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 career@solenix.ch before the application deadline 30 June 2021.