Spacecraft Simulator Software Engineer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Spacecraft Simulator Software 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.

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 Spacecraft Simulator Software Engineer is a member of the Mission Control Applications and Tools (MCAT CA) Competence Area within the Generic Systems & Infrastructure (GSI) Division. The successful candidate will be responsible for the engineering and maintenance of Mission Control Applications and related tools within the EUMETSAT ground systems, for missions operated by EUMETSAT, in support to both Operations & Services to Users (OPS) and Programme Preparation & Development (PRD) departments.

The Spacecraft Simulator Software Engineer participates in the ground segment mission control functions design, development, maintenance and IV&V (Integration, Verification and Validation) activities and provides operations support in associated areas.

The Spacecraft Simulator Software Engineer contributes to knowledge management within the Generic Systems and Infrastructure (GSI) Division in the area of mission control systems and related technology/products, ensuring current technical expertise and competences are employed.

This position supports the European Union's Earth observation Copernicus programme.

What you’ll be doing

  • Manage maintenance activities of spacecraft simulators and operation preparation tools, in support to flight operations preparation of operational missions;
  • Interface with end-users (Flight Control Team) of spacecraft simulators for anomaly investigation, definition of corrective and evolving activities and mid-term planning of maintenance tasks and deliveries production;
  • Manage maintenance and service contracts with industry, including the monitoring and control of contractors’ performance against agreed Service Level Agreements and other contractual conditions;
  • Support the definition, development and testing of new spacecraft simulators and operations preparation tools within the development of ground segments for new missions;
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of the technical knowledge and skill-base within the competence area;
  • Support the definition, development and adoption of generic, innovative and cost-efficient technical solutions for future evolutions of the systems under her/his responsibilities.

What we offer

  • Excellent salary, of up to Euro 7,500 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

  • University degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent.

Skills and Experience

  • Development and maintenance of Spacecraft Simulators and Operation Preparation Tools (e.g. TM/TC database and flight operations procedure tools);
  • Sound knowledge and experience using different software development methodologies and practices (e.g. waterfall, agile,) and lifecycles with formal production and maintenance of technical documentation such as: Software Requirements Specifications (SRS), Architectural Design Documents (ADD), Interface Control Document and Test Plans;
  • Experience of maintaining large scale software systems in an operational environment, preferably related to high-availability (24 h/day) applications;
  • Innovative mindset and proposed approach toward adoption of new technologies and engineering solution;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, combined with a proven ability to apply these collaboratively within and across teams;
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in:
    • Integration, testing and acceptance of complex software applications;
    • Software design methodologies (e.g. OOA/OOD), design languages (i.e. UML) and CASE tools;
    • Relevant experience with different programming language e.g. C++, Java, Python, JavaScript, Groovy;
    • Ability to make use of open source solutions and technologies to address engineering challenges efficiently;
    • DevOps and Continuous Integration and Continuous Development engineering frameworks with their instantiation and configuration;
    • CCSDS and ECSS standards relevant to the Space Mission Control domain;
    • ESA/ESOC SIMULUS Spacecraft Simulator suite;
    • ESA/ESOC DABYS TM/TC Database Management product.
  • The knowledge of one or more of the following domains/systems is considered an advantage:
    • ESA/ESOC MICONYS Mission Control System suite.

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. Remote working is not an option for this role.

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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