Data Services Operations Engineer

United Kingdom
05 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Data Services Operations Engineer (VN17 52) Location: Darmstadt (Germany) Salary: Competitive Do you have the technical expertise, ability to work under pressure and great interpersonal skills required to develop and deliver vital, near real time data services in a 24/7 operational environment, working in conjunction with EUMETSAT partners and service providers? EUMETSAT is the European operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate and the environment. 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 including the way we receive, process and disseminate data and products to our users. These activities have generated an opportunity for a Data Services Operations Engineer to join our Additional Data Services Team. In this Data Services Operations Engineer role you will conduct and coordinate the Data Services routine operations and support the future evolution of the EUMETSAT Additional Data Services systems, using data originating from our partners and service providers. You will also co-ordinate the operations of EUMETSAT's network of S/L-Band Regional Services receiving stations (known as EARS). You will be involved with the planning and will coordinate the day-to-day activities of EARS and Additional Data Services with the EUMETSAT operations team. Additionally you will analyse the operations and performance of the systems, raising anomaly reports and proposing solutions and evolutions where necessary. Your role will also include the preparation of training material and conducting training for the engineers, analysts and controllers teams. Along with a University degree in Telecommunications, Physics, Electronics or Software Engineering (or equivalent), you should be able to demonstrate experience in operational planning and monitoring of near real time data services, preferably in a high-availability environment (24x7); development and validation of operational ground segment and associated operations procedures; and a understanding of ground segment operations requirements. Working knowledge and experience of the UNIX operating system and first level support in satellite-based and terrestrial data distribution systems would be considered an advantage. 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 for this Data Services Operations Engineer position, please click the "Apply Now" button, this will transfer you to the EUMETSAT website where you will need to complete your application online - Reference VN17-52. 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 17th October 2017 with interviews provisionally booked for w/c 20th November 2017.
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