Network and Maintenance Engineer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Network and Maintenance Engineer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Darmstadt, Germany

EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency - monitoring the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Working for EUMETSAT, you can make a world of difference and be a part of something that makes a positive impact on society. You will be at the cutting edge of satellite technology, with a meaningful role in an organisation focused on space-based observations of the Earth’s weather and climate.

In the EUMETSAT matrix organisation, the Generic Systems and Infrastructure Division (GSI) is responsible for engineering, maintaining and upgrading all multi-mission ground segment functions, services, infrastructure and tools used across operational satellite systems and the development of new satellite systems. The Network and Maintenance Engineer supports the design, planning, development, deployment and maintenance of these operational network infrastructure services and solutions.

What you’ll be doing

  • Design, implement and deliver scalable network solutions with the associated infrastructure, fulfilling the availability, resilience and security requirements of the current operational systems;
  • Act as an expert providing advice and support to the Network Services team concerning complex technology issues;
  • Contribute to defining and maintaining the evolution roadmap for the EUMETSAT communication network infrastructure. Secure the operational continuity as part of the evolution planning;
  • Translate specific service needs of internal customers into network system requirements;
  • Coordinate the service provisioning of EUMETSAT communication network systems, including 2nd/3rd level maintenance, problem investigation and resolution;
  • Interact with suppliers of network products and services as subject matter expert.

What we offer

  • Excellent salary, upwards of Euro 7000 NET (after tax) based on skills and experience;
  • Flexible working time including additional flexi-leave;
  • Full medical coverage for employee and family;
  • Attractive pension;
  • 30 days of annual leave + 14.5 days public holidays;
  • Training and development support;
  • Relocation allowance and support (if applicable).

Requirements

Qualifications

  • A university degree in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g. telecommunications, network systems, etc.) or equivalent.

Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience in the engineering and maintenance of communication networks supporting a high-availability, 24/7 operational environment;
  • Experience in designing, developing and deploying network solutions and services according to recognised standards;
  • Experience in establishing service-level agreements (SLAs) with internal customers, monitoring service performance and ensuring service implementation and delivery;
  • In-depth knowledge of Cisco technology, services and solutions;
  • Experience with the major Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies, monitoring WAN performance and troubleshooting problems;
  • Experience with Local Area Network (LAN) engineering and operational support;
  • Experience in coordination of industry support activities would be an advantage;
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to translate complex technical information into customer terminology;
  • Effective team-working skills with a strong customer focus and experience working in a service driven environment.

More about us

EUMETSAT’s 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 and Cooperating 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 can recruit nationals only from the 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).

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