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    Job Description
    TitleDissemination Operations Engineer
    Job posted on22/09/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 3months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    Dissemination Operations 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:

    The Key person shall provide support to the routine monitoring, development and operation of the current and future dissemination systems. The duties range from the support to the operation of the various dissemination components, to the analysis, implementation and testing of new data streams and monitoring and reporting functions. It also includes the setting-up and implementation of operational procedures, and the co-ordination with external organisations and service providers.

    In particular the tasks of the Key person will include:

    Support to routine operations of the dissemination and encryption functions within the Client’s Ground Segments, including performance monitoring and in the case of anomalies, the identification and application of first-line corrective actions. This task requires the provision of stand-by and call-out support out of normal working hours (see below);

    Support to the operations of data encryption functions in the ground and space segment programs;

    Control, population and operation of dissemination related databases and configuration files for both in-house and remote systems;

    Support to the preparation, validation and maintenance of ground segment operational procedures;

    Support to dissemination services related training of the Control Centre Team;

    Support in the analysis and resolution of user enquiries related to dissemination services;

    Support to the H/W and S/W configuration of EUMETCast Reception Stations;

    Support to the roll-out and validation of new releases of EUMETCast Reception Station S/W packages;

    Investigation into system anomalies that impact on the data dissemination services;

    Generation of Engineering Change Proposals to improve the operational effectiveness of the encryption and dissemination functions;

    Support to design, implementation and verification testing of corrections and improvements;

    Support to the verification, validation and roll-out of new releases of dissemination and encryption software;

    Coordination of the operational validation of releases and changes affecting the dissemination system;

    Definition and implementation of dissemination service monitoring and reporting tools, and generation of related reports;

    Support to the generation and maintenance of a products database for dissemination administration;

    Participation in meetings and reviews.


    Your Profile:

    In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the Key person shall have minimum 5 years experience in operations or software maintenance of real-time data dissemination systems, and be familiar with DVB-S satellite communications and ground segment operations.

    The Key person shall have significant work experience on operating system level in major Linux distributions and Windows (Windows 7, 8, 10).

    For the accomplishment of the listed tasks, knowledge and experience of the following is mandatory:

    Basic System administrator skills:

    Configuration, installation and scripting for Linux and Windows;

    Computer literacy, including:

    Evaluation/analysis of system/application events and logs;

    Tool based presentation of logs and results (Excel etc).


    Monitoring of near real time data flows in large computer networks;

    Satellite based and terrestrial data distribution systems;

    Provision of near real-time data services in a high-availability environment (24/7);

    First and second level support in data services;

    Interaction with end-users;

    Coordination of system changes and interfaces with external organisations;

    Encryption technologies, USB smart cards, TripleDES;

    Formalised hardware/software/system testing;

    Configuration control.

    Furthermore, it would be a distinct advantage for the Key person to have experience with the following:

    DVB based receive-only earth stations for satellite communications;

    IP multicast data distribution systems, such as "Tellicast" provided by Newtec;

    Dissemination of meteorological and/or environmental products;

    Formalised software testing;

    XML language and tools;

    Subversion, CVS, eclipse;

    Interaction with operational or research organisations;

    DVB-S2 technology.

    The Key person shall be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and disciplined manner, shall be able to work calmly and correctly under stress and must be able to work with a minimum of supervision.

    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. Good communication skills are essential for the fulfilment of the tasks requiring interaction.


    REFERENCE: 16-213078

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 11th November 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
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
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