Mission Planning Software Application Engineer (VN18 39)

Darmstadt, Germany
21 May 2018
17 Jun 2018
VN18 39
Job Type

Can you help manage and maintain our Mission Planning tools and software applications?

To find out more go to our website via the Apply button and apply by 17th June 2018. We anticipate holding interviews during the week commencing 30th 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 Mission Planning 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 Mission Planning Application 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 standards (CCSDS) relevant to Space Mission Control. You will use your knowledge of software development lifecycles, design methodologies and programing skills, along with Mission Planning functions and algorithms used within Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) missions to support the design and development of new ground systems. This role requires maturity and the ability to deal with a fast paced environment.  You must be highly organised, with strong time management skills and the capability to analyse complex situations.  You will be part of an international team.

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.