Within the Ground Segment System Engineering Competence Area (GSSE CA) of the System Engineering and Projects Division (SEP) the Junior System Engineer will support the management of requirements, design, development and implementation of ground segments of EUMETSAT end-to-end satellite systems, in an approach enabling continuity of operations and control of evolutions.
The initial focus will be on developing capabilities to reach full proficiency in the area of ground system engineering and knowledge of EUMETSAT operational ground segments.
Participate in the system engineering processes for managing engineering requirements through the lifecycle of ground segments, using formal methods and tools (e.g. DOORS) for maintenance, traceability, verification and validation of requirements;
Support the technical analysis of the architecture and specifications of major upgrades of ground segments, in order to ensure coherence and compatibility with other ongoing developments and identify impacts on baseline technical documentation;
Contribute to maintaining the architecture of the overall EUMETSAT ground segment through the assessment of relevant technologies and design options, based on a Model Based System Engineering approach;
Support the definition of the Integration Verification & Validation (IV&V) approach and the related tests for evolutions of existing systems and installation of new systems;
Support the maintenance of a complete and consistent set of system level documentation.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Outstanding motivation to develop towards full professionalism in an international environment in the area of Earth Observation Ground Segment Systems Engineering;
Readiness to learn / expand the own knowledge combined with excellent interpersonal skills and the proven ability to work in a team;
For this role some of the following would be advantageous:
Background in engineering of processing of remote sensing data or control systems, or digital signal/imagery data processing;
Initial experience in testing, integrating, verifying and/or validating data processing systems or equivalent.
University degree in system engineering or other relevant discipline.
Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have some knowledge of French.
The initial contract will be under the EUMETSAT Early Career Employee Programme (ECEP), for two (2) years with grade A1. Subject to successful performance, a further contract of 5 years’ duration will be awarded in a post graded A2-A4. Additional contracts may be awarded thereafter, subject to individual performance and organisation requirements. There is no limit to the amount of follow-up contracts a staff member can receive up to the EUMETSAT retirement age of 63, and there are certainly opportunities to establish a long career perspective at EUMETSAT.
This post is graded A1 on the EUMETSAT salary scales. The minimum basic salary for this post is EURO 4393 per month (net of internal tax) which may be negotiable on the basis of skills and experience. The salary scale provides for increments on the anniversary of taking up employment, and scales are reviewed by the EUMETSAT Council with effect from 1 January each year. In addition to basic salary, EUMETSAT offers attractive benefits. Further information, including salary details, is available on the EUMETSAT web site.
EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women.
Please note that only nationals of EUMETSAT Member States may apply. The EUMETSAT Convention requires that Staff shall be recruited on the basis of their qualifications, account being taken of the international character of EUMETSAT.
EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency. Its role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.
EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.
As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT has 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.)