EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency - monitoring the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
As a Microwave Instrument Systems Engineer, this is your chance to contribute to a world leading earth observation programme, set to generate global weather forecasting and climate monitoring benefits for many years to come.
This role is rooted in the mission of EUMETSAT and will provide the opportunity to work with leading IT, Space and Earth Observation organisations and domain experts to make a positive impact on society!
The EUMETSAT Polar System - Second Generation (EPS-SG) will secure the continuation of meteorological observations from the mid-morning polar orbit over a period of 21 years, starting in 2024/25, based on three successive pairs of Metop-SG A/B satellites. EPS-SG will bring observations to a new standard, through the suite of innovative European instruments flown on the Metop-SG spacecraft. These include Microwave Sounder (MWS), Microwave Imager (MWI) and Ice Cloud Imager (ICI) instruments.
In parallel, phase-A activities for a potential expansion of EPS-SG are running and include the development of small satellites equipped with small microwave sounders which are envisaged to complement the EPS-SG microwave sounding mission.
Reporting to the EPS-SG Instrument Systems Manager, the Microwave Instrument Engineer will support the activities linked to the ESA-led development of the MWS instrument, as well as supporting activities linked to the development of new small microwave sounders in the frame of prospective LEO missions. He/she will acquire, maintain and share in-house knowledge on instrument design, performances and operations aspects.
As a member of the Instrument Team and together with instrument scientists, system, ground segment and operations preparation engineers, the post holder will also be involved in the development, operations preparation and commissioning of the end-to-end of microwave instruments chains covering all functions from instrument commanding to delivery of products to users.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH. WE WILL BE UNABLE TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED IN OTHER LANGUAGES.
EUMETSAT is an international organisation employing staff from across all 30 member states and this role is being advertised on multiple international job boards, but please note that this role would be based in Darmstadt, Germany and would require international applicants to relocate if successful.
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).