Computer Systems Architecture Engineer

United Kingdom
05 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Computer Systems Architecture Engineer - VN 17/29 Location: Darmstadt (Germany) Salary: Competitive Are you able to apply your computer science background and experience in maintaining large scale computer systems to help us support the full lifecycle of our computer systems infrastructure? If you have operational experience gained in high-availability and time critical environments, we would love to hear from you! EUMETSAT is the European operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate and the environment, pulling together the resources of 30 Member States. We observe the atmosphere, ocean and land surfaces from Space using a system of satellites, 365 days a year, offering images and data to provide insights into weather situations, environmental hazards and climate change. Our work helps users worldwide to monitor changes in these to protect lives, lifestyles and properties. Developing the next generation of satellites, we look to shape our future. As part of our ongoing development, we are looking for a Computer Systems Architecture Engineer, based within the Computer and Storage Management team, to play a 'hands on' role in the analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance of distributed hardware and system software platforms. This role will support the full lifecycle of EUMETSAT's computer systems infrastructure. Your role will include designing architectural evolutions and managing upgrade activities of the computer systems infrastructure, either conducted in-house or through commercial contracts. You will analyse, plan and manage the performance of hardware and software upgrades. Alongside this, you will ensure continuity of service to our Operations team in line with the established service level agreements. As one of our Systems Administrators you will liaise with external providers to manage hardware and software maintenance. You will oversee procurement activities for commercial third party support and implement anomaly processing and configuration control. You will deputise for your Team Leader, when appropriate. Alongside a university degree in Computer Science (or equivalent) you will be able to demonstrate experience in maintaining large scale computer systems in operational, high-availability and time critical environments. You will have an in-depth knowledge with hands-on experience in the administration, installation and configuration of a wide range of Operating Systems, including virtual systems. You will be integral to bringing new ideas to support the team in the continued improvement and development of the computer system infrastructure. In addition to an attractive salary and benefits package, EUMETSAT provides an outstanding working environment in Darmstadt, 'the City of Science'. We can support new staff with language training, as well as re-location and other social welfare advice, if you are new to the area. To learn more and apply online, please click the "Apply Now" button, this will transfer you to the EUMETSAT website where you will need to complete your application online - Reference VN-17-29. All applicants must be EUMETSAT Member State nationals with a good working knowledge of the English language in a business environment. You also require some knowledge of French. EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women and is seeking to recruit nationals from its Member States. Closing date is 15th October 2017 with interviews provisionally booked for w/c 20th November.
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