Copernicus Mission Control Supporting Applications Engineer

Darmstadt, Germany
13 Jun 2017
20 Jul 2017
VN17 25
Job Type
Engineer, Graduate

VN17 25 Copernicus Mission Control Supporting Applications Engineer

Do you have the skills to support and maintain Mission Control Applications for the flagship Earth Observation programme of the EU?

Are you inspired by the idea of working in a global operational satellite agency?  EUMETSAT is committed to be the leading user-driven operational agency in Europe for Earth observation satellite programmes. We develop and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Citizens all around the world, are increasingly aware of the need for development without damaging our environment.  Thanks to the Copernicus Mission, our meteorological satellites are set to revolutionise weather forecasting and environmental monitoring.

We are looking for an operational engineer to join our Copernicus Mission Control Applications and Tools Competence Area to drive forward our success.

Your responsibilities

You will be responsible for providing support to Copernicus ground segment(s) engineering and maintenance of relevant Mission Control Applications.  As a technical leader, you will develop solutions that will shape the strategy of the Mission Control Support team. 

The role involves leading the maintenance and engineering applications dedicated to our flight operations.  There is an opportunity to support the development phase of new Copernicus systems to enhance the exploitation of operational satellite systems - including the design, development and testing of applications for new ground segment systems.  You will work with contractors to adopt cost-efficient solutions and ensure that Service Level Agreements are delivered.  Working within the team, you will collaborate with team members to enhance the knowledge and skill base within the team.

The ideal candidate

Along with a university degree in engineering or a scientifically relevant subject, you should be a collaborative team member with proven experience as a technical lead, preferably within a 24/7 operational environment.  You will have extensive experience in the domain of Mission Control Supporting Applications and in maintaining large scale software systems.  You will need to demonstrate your resilience and organisational skills in a fast paced, high availability environment.  This is an opportunity to demonstrate technical leadership, sharing concepts that will enhance the performance of our Mission Control Support team.

You need to be experienced in software development lifecycles along with the integration, testing and acceptance of complex software applications. Knowledge of one or more of the following domains/systems is considered an advantage:

  • ESA/ESOC MICONYS Mission Control System suite
  • ESA/ESOC DABYS TM/TC Database Management product.

In addition to an attractive salary and benefits package, EUMETSAT provides an outstanding working environment in Darmstadt, ‘the City of Science’.  We can support new staff with language training, as well as re-location and child-care advice, if you are new to the area.

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

EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women.

Closing date is 20th July 2017 with interviews provisionally booked for w/c 10th September 2017.