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    Job Description
    TitleData Processing Supporting Applications Engineer
    Job posted on03/08/2016
    LocationDarmstadt
    CountryGermany
    EducationBachelor
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 3months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    Data Processing Supporting Applications Engineer

    You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

    Your Tasks Include:

    The Key Person’s duties will include a range of tasks, from the support of the day to day operation and maintenance, the analysis, design, development and testing of the facilities which also includes the handling of anomalies, upgrades and configuration changes for these facilities. The Key Person will be the focal point when it comes to integrating each individual Facility into a system context, covering all aspects from early SW development, definition of interfaces, system integration and testing, and end to end testing of the production system.

    Tasks will also contain the setting-up and implementation of maintenance policies and procedures as well as the co-ordination with external providers of maintenance services.

    The activity is assumed, as a baseline, to require the full-time participation of one Consultant for the duration of the contract.

    The tasks of the Key Person will be carried out mainly at Client facilities in Darmstadt, but travel within Europe may be required for certain activities.

    Typically tasks will include:

    Contribute to the definition, design, implementation and maintenance of architectures for data processing ground segments and their components – with special emphasis on product quality control, calibration and validation, production monitoring and reporting. This task will mainly include:

    Maintenance and evolutions of the MON_A framework in all its components;

    Configuration Management, building and distribution of software releases and patches;

    Contribution to software system design and re-engineering;

    Support the definition, design and implementation of Climate Data Record project;

    Support the operations of existing data processing ground segments and their maintenance and evolution. This will also include: Upgrade software, including implementing and maintaining new algorithms for product quality control and calibration/validation activities.

    Perform routine tasks in operational systems under configuration control such as:

    Support the Configuration Management process and the building and distribution of software releases and patches;

    Support to the development, integration and configuration management of software developed by third parties, its installation, and configuration and testing;

    Anomaly investigations, documentation and classification;

    Follow up of the delivery of S/W resolutions for any engineering change (e.g. anomalies and evolutions);

    Perform standard SW engineering activities such as:

    S/W testing in a structured approach to verify that delivered S/W is fulfilling the requirements or to demonstrate that problems have been corrected.

    S/W integration and verification in the Client’s ground segments;

    Setting-up and implementation of maintenance policies and procedures;

    Support to the procurement and installation of software, and the co-ordination with external providers of support services;

    Participation in meetings and formal reviews.

     

    Your Profile:

    Mandatory Attributes, Skills and Experience

    In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the Key Person shall have the following mandatory attributes, skills and experienced.

    Relevant experience in preparation of requirements, design, interfaces and testing documentation for data processing systems considering the systems engineering aspects of data processing management and data provision (experience of data processing for high data rate missions and/or Earth Observation missions is an asset but is not mandatory);

    Experience in S/W design, S/W development, operation, maintenance and trouble shooting of large complex real-time data processing systems for Earth Observation missions.

    Competence in object-oriented software design and implementation possibly in the context of satellite instrument data processing systems.

    Systematic approach to work, including the ability to plan the work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks;

    Ability to write accurate and consistent technical documentation.

    The Key Person should possess very good communication, presentation and team working skills and be able to cope with very high workloads.

    Moreover he/she should possess the following mandatory attitudes and attributes relevant for the development of his/her tasks:

    Ability to learn and develop the needed skills and knowledge to contribute to the development of Data Processing applications within the Supporting Application Engineering Team. This includes the ability to rapidly absorb, and make use of, information presented in written and oral communications in a dynamic context.

    Willingness to work within a multi-disciplinary context in cooperation with other teams. The ability to maintain a system overview is essential. He/she shall have a systematic approach to work, be able to plan their work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks. They shall have the capability to write accurate and consistent technical documentation.

    Desirable Skills and Experience

    Previous experience and knowledge in any of the following areas will be considered an additional asset:

    C/C++ programming language experience in a UNIX/LINUX based environment;

    Use of and application programming of database systems ( e.g. ORACLE, INFORMIX, PostgreSQL and MySQL);

    Competence in the use of scripting languages (e.g., shell scripting, PERL), high-level languages (e.g., Python, Java) and correspondent use of their libraries.

    Experience with the programming and usage of IDL and Fortran;

    Knowledge of XML and related technologies (XPATH, SVG, etc.);

    Knowledge of web technologies, programming and mark-up languages (e.g. Apache, CGI, JavaScript, UML); Competence in S/W testing, unit test suite maintenance, automated testing, verification and validation;

    Knowledge of the IBM DOORS tool or an equivalent for requirements management;

    Knowledge of task relevant ECSS and CCSDS standards;

    Familiarity with data formats used for meteorological satellite products;

    Knowledge of relevant Standards, Quality Assurance and Configuration Management principles and applications;

    Competence in the exploitation of modern hardware and operating systems at the application level (e.g. parallel programming (pthreads, MPI, OpenMP)).

    The variety of the tasks and the scope of the systems to be supported require the Key Person to be able to work with a high degree of autonomy and to demonstrate good analytical skills.

    The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore the Key Person must be able to work effectively in this language.

     

    REFERENCE: 16-212927

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany

    CONTACT: recruit@moltek.net

    CLOSING DATE: 9th September 2016

    MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.

    Contact information
    CompanyMoltek Consultants Ltd
    Contact namePeter Clarke
    AddressThe Business Centre
    Green Road
    Horsmonden
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
    Emailrecruit@moltek.net
    Web Pagehttp://www.moltek.com/


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