EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

EPS-SG Instrument Functional Chain Engineer, VN17/59

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Darmstadt, Germany

Do you want to join the team responsible for the overall system engineering activities for end to end instrument functional chains on the next generation of Polar Orbiting satellites due for launch in 2021?

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. With the development of the second generation of our EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS-SG) including six Metop-SG satellites, we are shaping our future.

We have a new vacancy for Instrument Functional Chain Engineers to work on the development and preparation for operations of the EPS-SG. This role offers you the opportunity to utilise and develop your existing experience and knowledge of space applications alongside other industry experts on our largest satellite development programme. You will require the confidence to work comfortably within a complex system environment and have the skills to operate in a transverse manner, dealing with many engineering problems and different teams simultaneously. Within the EPS-SG System and Operations Preparation Team, reporting to the Instrument Functional Chain Teams (IFCT) Co-ordinator, you will be responsible for system engineering activities across the end to end instrument functional chains.

This is an opportunity to prepare for and participate in the in-orbit commissioning activities of the Metop-SG satellites. You will manage the production and maintenance of system level instrument chain requirements, help to define the algorithms to achieve mission requirements and support the generation of necessary scientific test data to ensure suitability for end to end performances. You will compile performance budgets as information evolves from the design, development and test activities associated with the instruments, satellites and the ground segment.

With a degree in Science or Engineering, you will have at least 3 years’ experience in system engineering activities related to satellite-based earth observation systems and should also have been involved in the development and testing of satellite payloads and/or the on-ground processing systems. We would expect you to demonstrate a system level understanding of instrument end to end chains with the ability to produce end to end performance budgets. Most importantly you will be a team player who is comfortable collaborating with our partners to identify solutions to drive this project forward.

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 visit - reference VN17 59.

The closing date is 29th October 2017 and interviews are provisionally booked for W/C 4th December 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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