Distributed IT Systems Engineer

United Kingdom
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Distributed IT Systems Engineer (VN 17/51)

Do you want to help us to evolve and maintain our distributed IT infrastructure and services? These systems support data intensive applications that help us support our users to predict the weather and monitor climate change.

EUMETSAT is the European satellite agency for monitoring weather and climate. Bringing together the resources of 30 Member States, we develop and operate a range of satellite systems surveying the atmosphere, ocean and climate that deliver data 24 hours a day. Our data is vital to weather forecasts that protect lives and property, and to monitoring the changing climate. EUMETSAT is now developing the next generation of satellite systems, shaping its long-term future.

Within our Computer and Storage Management Competence Area (CSM CA) of the Generic Systems and Infrastructure Division (GSI), we need a Distributed IT Systems Engineer to join our team. EUMETSAT is committed to developing its data re-processing facilities and this is a new and challenging role. We use scientific techniques, big data and state of the art technology to develop our climate-related products for our users. You will work closely with our teams of internal and external scientists to understand their needs and to develop outstanding data resources. You will be responsible for the full hardware and software lifecycle of maintenance, design and development of our distributed data processing systems, and have the capability to represent your team in meetings with users and suppliers, as appropriate.

Along with a university degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or Engineering, you will be able to use cutting edge big data technologies such as PBS, Kubernetes, Apache Kafka and Slurm. You should have expert knowledge of GNU Linux Systems and Docker containers with experience of using virtualisation technologies. You will have strong data management skills and be able to advise on cross-team initiatives and assess frontier technologies. With experience of agile methodologies, you will be familiar with retrospectives and continuous improvement processes. You are organised, with an ability to work in a fast paced environment, making pragmatic decisions which will improve our products and services. With excellent communication skills, you need to be a team player with the ability to synthesise and describe complex concepts.

We provide an outstanding working environment in cosmopolitan Darmstadt, ‘the City of Science’.We offer attractive employment conditions, with a competitive salary, comprehensive health and social welfare provision and extensive relocation assistance, if applicable.

All applicants must be a EUMETSAT Member State national with a good working knowledge of the English language, both spoken and written. You also require some knowledge of French.

To learn more and apply online, please click on the apply button below reference VN17 51.

The closing date is 12th October 2017. Interviews are provisionally booked for the week commencing 13th November 2017.

EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women and is seeking to recruit nationals from its Member States. Please see our website for further details.

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