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VN 22/17 Data Reprocessing Engineer

Within the Data Processing Systems and Applications Competence Area of the System Engineering and Projects (SEP) Division, the data reprocessing engineer(s) will provide engineering and technical support to the design, development, verification and validation of the different processing systems used for climate activities as well as the systems used to reprocess data to align archives with the evolved baseline of the operational processors.  

The Re-processing Team is composed of very competent and talented people that are dealing with the latest technologies (current and future state of the art) applicable for cloud/bulk data re-processing systems. The team needs to face and resolve very challenging projects where thinking out of the box is essential and bringing innovative ideas is mandatory. The re-processing engineer will have the opportunity to work in an environment led by innovation and excellence. Joining EUMETSAT in this role gives an unpaired opportunity to develop a professional career in an extremely motivating team.

Duties

  • Contribute to the definition and management/maintenance of the requirements for climate processing and reprocessing systems, taking into account the evolving needs of the users;
  • Lead the engineering activities, including industrial procurements, and follow up the activities leading to the implementation and evolution of these systems;
  • Define, execute and follow up the Verification & Validation (V&V) testing of new reprocessing systems, or their evolutions;
  • Contribute to the definition of transition plans from development into operations;
  • Support the coordination of activities and priorities for climate processing baselines and for operational data reprocessing;
  • Support routine operations and associated maintenance and evolution activities including management of maintenance contracts and support to anomaly investigation;
  • Support the competence area manager (CAM) in defining long term plans and roadmaps to harmonise the engineering, maintenance and evolutions of data processing systems across all EUMETSAT satellite systems.
 

LOCATION

Darmstadt, Germany

QUALIFICATIONS

A university degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline is required (e.g. Computer Science, Software or Systems Engineering).


LANGUAGES

The official languages of EUMETSAT are English and French. Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have some knowledge of French.


DEADLINE

20 July 2022


Duties

  • Contribute to the definition and management/maintenance of the requirements for climate processing and reprocessing systems, taking into account the evolving needs of the users;
  • Lead the engineering activities, including industrial procurements, and follow up the activities leading to the implementation and evolution of these systems;
  • Define, execute and follow up the Verification & Validation (V&V) testing of new reprocessing systems, or their evolutions;
  • Contribute to the definition of transition plans from development into operations;
  • Support the coordination of activities and priorities for climate processing baselines and for operational data reprocessing;
  • Support routine operations and associated maintenance and evolution activities including management of maintenance contracts and support to anomaly investigation;
  • Support the competence area manager (CAM) in defining long term plans and roadmaps to harmonise the engineering, maintenance and evolutions of data processing systems across all EUMETSAT satellite systems.

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in mass/bulk processing and reprocessing systems, focused on new ‘Big Data’ paradigms and technologies;
  • Proven experience in data processing systems and applications engineering following well established engineering processes, covering the full development lifecycle and relevant technical standards (e.g. ECSS, CCSDS, OGC);
  • Understanding and experience in the management of industrial contracts in the area of ground segment engineering;
  • Ability to manage complex tasks with minimum supervision, including planning and prioritisation of activities, allocation and coordination of resources, monitoring and reporting;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to apply these to a team environment while working within a matrix structure;
  • Experience in project management of ground segment elements development for earth observation satellites is considered advantageous.

Employment Conditions

The initial contract will be of 4 years’ duration, with subsequent 5 year contracts being awarded thereafter, subject to individual performance and organisation requirements. There is no limit to the amount of follow-up contracts a staff member can receive up to the EUMETSAT retirement age of 63 and there are certainly opportunities to establish a long career perspective at EUMETSAT.
This post is graded A2/A4 on the EUMETSAT salary scales. The minimum basic salary for this post is EURO 6421 per month (net of internal tax) which may be negotiable on the basis of skills and experience. The salary scale provides for increments on the anniversary of taking up employment, and scales are reviewed by the EUMETSAT Council with effect from 1 January each year. In addition to basic salary, EUMETSAT offers attractive benefits. Further information, including salary details, is available on the EUMETSAT web site.

EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women.
Please note that only nationals of EUMETSAT Member States may apply. The EUMETSAT Convention requires that Staff shall be recruited on the basis of their qualifications, account being taken of the international character of EUMETSAT.

About EUMETSAT

EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency. Its role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.

EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.

As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT has 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.)