Mission Control Functions Systems Engineer

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Mission Control Functions Systems 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 post holder is a member of the Mission Control Applications and Tools Competence Area within the Generic Systems & Infrastructure (GSI) Division.

In support to both Operations & Services to Users (OPS) and Programme Preparation & Development (PRD) departments, the post holder is responsible for the engineering and maintenance of the operations preparation Mission Control System (MCS) elements within the EUMETSAT ground systems.

The engineer participates in the ground segment Mission Control Functions’ specification, design, development, IV&V (Integration, Verification and Validation) and maintenance activities and provides operations support in the relevant areas.

This post holder contributes also to maintaining up-to-date the necessary technical competences and know-how of the GSI Division in the competence area of Mission Control System s and related technology/products.

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

What you’ll be doing

  • Requirements definition, design, development and testing of the overall set of mission control applications, with particular attention to Mission Control System (MCS) elements;
  • Management of MCS maintenance activities, including definition and execution of maintenance procedures, troubleshooting, reporting and correction of anomalies, management of evolutions, as well as maintenance and improvement of maintenance working practices and processes;
  • Interfacing with internal customers (e.g. operations engineers and analysts), in the frame of anomaly investigations, definition of corrective actions, planning maintenance tasks and releases, identifying needs for upgrades;
  • Deliver and maintain the EUMETSAT Mission Control Function’s reference architecture and related technical documentation and promote its adoption within new missions;
  • Technical management of industrial maintenance contracts and support services, including the monitoring of contractors’ performance against Service Level Agreement;
  • Contribute to maintaining the Mission Control Function technical and engineering knowledge base within the competence area, with identification of relevant improvements and of technical lessons learned.

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:

  • A university degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Software or Systems Engineering or another relevant discipline.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in the domain of Mission Control Systems and maintaining large scale software systems in an operational environment, preferably directly related to high-availability (24 h/day) applications;
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in:
    • Mission Control System functions, consisting of telemetry and telecommand processing chains, procedure and schedule automation, data archive, operations preparation and ground station interfaces;
    • Integration and verification testing of complex Mission Control System applications;
    • Application software development with formal production and maintenance of technical documentation, such as Software Requirements Specifications (SRS), Architectural Design Documents (ADD) , Interface Control Document and Test Plans;
    • Lifecycle management functions, such as configuration management, continuous integration, continuous deployment and anomaly tracking;
    • Java and C++ programming languages and related development environments as well as open source solutions and technologies.
  • Knowledge of CCSDS and ECSS standards relevant to the MCS domain;
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following domains/systems would be an advantage: spacecraft simulations, ESA software suites MICONYS, SIMULS and DABYS;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to apply them to activities within and across teams.

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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