Flight Dynamics Software Application Engineer (VN18 37)

Darmstadt, Germany
14 May 2018
13 Jun 2018
VN18 37
Job Type
Engineer, Graduate

Can you help manage and maintain our Flight Dynamics tools and software applications?

To find out more go to our website via the Apply button and apply by 4th June 2018. We anticipate holding interviews during the week commencing 9th July.

EUMETSAT is the European operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate and the environment. We observe the atmosphere and ocean 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. 

This is a great opportunity for an experienced software engineer to undertake the engineering and maintenance of our Flight Dynamics (FD) software applications and related tools.  Managing the technical aspects of support contracts with industry, you will measure their performance against agreed service levels.  You will lead on defining and completing maintenance procedures, correcting anomalies, ensuring that we track improvements and upgrades to improve the consistency and consolidation of our skills and knowledge in our Flight Dynamics functions across all EUMETSAT’s systems.

With a background in maintaining large scale software systems, ideally in support of spacecraft mission lifecycles in an operational environment, you will understand the quality standards relevant to Space Mission Control and Flight Dynamics. You will use your knowledge of ESA (European Space Agency) NAPEOS Flight Dynamics software, functions and algorithms used within Low-Earth Orbit (LEO)  missions in combination with Software Engineering skills to support the maintenance and development of existing and  new ground segment systems. This role requires strong planning and analytical skills and you need to be able to explain complex concepts in an international team environment.

We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits and a great working environment.  Have a look at our website to find out more about what we offer.

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.