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Data Processing Support Engineer - Climate 2 (m/f/d)

  • The candidate shall provide engineering consultancy to design and system engineering/re-engineering activities, fully system lifecycle, in the area of the Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Multi Mission Element framework, which consists in a system of offline Ground Segment elements, specifically for the Long Trend Analysis, Quality Monitoring and Reporting aimed to support the operational activities of existing and future programmes. Candidate areas are programmes such as EPS, MSG, MTG, EPS-SG, Jason-CS, and Sentinel 3.

    The candidate will also to be involved in further development of product quality monitoring and calibration and validation activities in Operations and in future EUMETSAT projects. Contribution is expected principally in the development and implementation of the instrument and product monitoring and reporting function to provide EUMETSAT wide solutions in particular in the context of offline Quality Control applications used to support operational activities.

    Typically Tasks will include:
  • Contribute to the definition, design, implementation and maintenance of architectures for data processing ground segments and their components – with special emphasis on product quality control, calibration and validation, production monitoring and reporting.
  • Maintenance and evolutions of applications system in the area of the Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Multi Mission Element framework and in all its components;
  • Configuration Management, building and distribution of applications software releases and patches;
  • Contribution to applications software system design and re-engineering in the area of the Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Multi Mission Element framework.
  • Support the operations of existing data processing ground segments and their maintenance and evolution. This will also include: upgrade software, including implementing and maintaining new algorithms for product quality control and calibration/validation activities.
  • Perform routine tasks in operational systems under configuration control such as:
  • Contribute to the Configuration Management process and the building and distribution of software releases and patches;
  • Contribute to the development, integration and configuration management of software developed by third parties, its installation, and configuration and testing;
  • Anomaly investigations, documentation and classification;
  • Follow up of the delivery of S/W resolutions for these anomalies.
  • Perform standard S/W engineering activities such as:
  • S/W testing in a structured approach to verify that delivered S/W is fulfilling the requirements or to demonstrate that problems have been corrected;
  • S/W integration and verification in the EUMETSAT ground segments.
  • Setting-up and implementation of maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the procurement and installation of software, and the co-ordination with external providers of support services
  • Participation in meetings and formal reviews
  • Essential requirements:
  • University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline;
  • Relevant experience in preparation of requirements, design, interfaces and testing documentation for data processing systems considering the systems engineering aspects of data processing management and data provision (experience of data processing for high data rate missions and/or Earth Observation missions is an asset but is not mandatory);
  • Experience in S/W design, S/W development, Web applications programming, operation, maintenance and trouble shooting of large complex real-time data processing systems for Earth Observation missions;
  • Competence in object-oriented software design and implementation possibly in the context of satellite instrument data processing systems;
  • Ability to write accurate and consistent technical documentation;
  • C/C++ programming language experience in a UNIX/LINUX based environment;
  • Use of application programming of database systems (e.g. ORACLE, INFORMIX, PostgreSQL and MySQL);
  • Competence in the use of scripting languages (e.g. shell scripting), high-level languages (e.g. Python, Java) and correspondent using of their libraries;
  • Knowledge of web technologies, programming and mark-up languages (e.g. Apache, CGI, JavaScript, UML);
  • Knowledge of XML and related technologies (XPATH, SVG, etc.);
  • Competence in the exploitation of modern hardware and operating systems at the application level (e.g. parallel programming (pthreads, MPI, OpenMP));
  • Familiarity with data formats used for meteorological satellite products;
  • Design and implementation of MMI using different toolkits and languages.
  • Desired requirements:
  • Experience with the programming and usage of IDL and Fortran;
  • Experience in Web Programming;
  • Competence in S/W testing, unit test suite maintenance, automated testing, verification and validation;
  • Experience in system design for quality control and cal/val systems;
  • Knowledge of relevant Standards, Quality Assurance and Configuration Management principles and applications.
  • Soft skills:
  • Very good communication and presentation skills and ability to cope with very high workloads.
  • Ability to learn and develop the needed skills and knowledge to contribute to the development of Data Processing applications within the Supporting Application Engineering Team. This includes the ability to rapidly absorb, and make use of, information presented in written and oral communications in a dynamic context.
  • Ability to maintain a system overview is essential. Systematic approach to work, be able to plan the work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work witha high dregree of autonomy and to demonstrate good analytical skills.
  • Other Information
  • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and to demonstrate good analytical skills.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory
  • Tasks will be carried out at EUMETSAT facilities in Darmstadt, with travel requirements within Europe for certain activities
  • Start date: as soon as possible