Dissemination Operations Engineer

United Kingdom
29 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Dissemination Operations Engineer (VN17/54) Location: Darmstadt (Germany) Salary: Competitive Can you apply your operational experience in the provision of high-availability data services to support EUMETSAT in the real time dissemination of satellite products to our users, helping them acquire a better understanding of weather and climate monitored from space? 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 and 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. We are recruiting for an engineer to co-ordinate and conduct the dissemination of products extracted from satellite data (Meteosat, Metop, Jason, Sentinel-3) and to support the continued evolution of a variety of data dissemination systems. In this Dissemination Operations Engineer role you will act as the operations interface to both internal and external data providers for the set-up of new dissemination services. Additionally you will prepare and maintain operational procedures for the dissemination systems and will configure data flows within the multi-mission system. Part of your responsibilities will involve managing both the satellite based and terrestrial EUMETCast multicasting services, providing European/African and worldwide coverage respectively. You will also be expected to support the evolution of dissemination systems to ensure that the additional requirements of the next generation satellite systems are fulfilled. This will require activities to be undertaken such as the analysis of performance requirements, the definition of sub-system interfaces and support to testing and validation. Alongside a University degree in Telecommunications, Physics, Electronics of Software Engineering (or equivalent) you will need to demonstrate practical professional experience in routine operations, testing and validation of systems supporting time-critical data services. Knowledge and experience in disseminating large volumes of data via satellite and/or terrestrial Wide Area Networks is also required, as are excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to apply these to interactions within a team and between teams. The official languages of EUMETSAT are English and French. Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have some knowledge of French. We offer attractive employment conditions, with a competitive salary, comprehensive health and social welfare provision, and extensive relocation assistance, if applicable. 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 VN17 54. The closing date is 25th October 2017 and interviews are provisionally booked for W/C 27th 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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