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    TitleData Processing Operations Engineer
    Job code1168
    Job posted on14/01/2022
    Contract typePermanent
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    Position Reference:    1168

    We are looking for a Data Processing Operations Engineer to work at EUMETSAT’s premises in Darmstadt, Germany.

    The key individual will help with data processing operations, monitoring and validation. You will have the opportunity to work within the Operations Data Processing (OPS-DP) team, in EUMETSAT’s Operations and Services to Users Department (OPS). OPS is responsible for exploiting EUMETSAT’s operational satellite systems and delivering agreed data, products, and support services.

    Tasks and Activities
    The scope of work will include:
    •    Performing tasks related to operational data processing in support of the OPS-DP team.
    •    Providing expertise in data processing operations of meteorological satellite systems.
    •    Participating in data processing team meetings, associated activities, reviews, Anomaly Review Boards (ARB) and Change Review Boards (CRB) where required in the area of data processing system operations.
    •    Becoming familiar and remaining proficient with the data processing facilities’ usage, setup, and configuration.
    •    Preparing and providing training, through written materials, practical demonstrations and presentations, to other parties (including controllers, analysts and engineers).
    •    Participating in technical evolutions and implementation meetings for operational systems as requested.

    Skills and Experience

    The following skills and experience are mandatory:
    •    Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in an engineering or scientific discipline relevant to the role (e.g., atmospheric physics, remote sensing, meteorology or equivalent) or proven experience in remote sensing and processing of data from relevant space borne instruments preferably in an operational environment.
    •    At least two years’ experience in the operations of complex data processing or product extraction systems, and experience of verification and validation of such systems.
    •    Very good analysis, synthesis, and presentation skills.
    •    Very good interpersonal, communication and reporting skills and an ability to apply these to the interactions within a team and between teams in a multi-disciplinary context.
    •    At least two years’ experience with UNIX/Linux systems (preferably in an operational environment).
    •    The ability to learn and develop the needed skills and knowledge to contribute to the operations of the service, including the ability to rapidly absorb, and make use of, information presented in written and oral communications in a dynamic context.
    •    A systematic approach to work, being able to plan individual work and to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks.
    •    The ability to work effectively under pressure and to manage complex tasks with minimum supervision.
    •    The capability to write accurate, concise, focused, and consistent technical documentation and reports.
    •    The willingness to provide 24 hours a day on-call support, including during weekends and public holidays on a regular basis.
    •    Fluent in English, written and spoken.

    The following skills would be highly desirable:
    •    Fluent in French, written and spoken.
    •    Experience with, or significant knowledge of, at least one of the following:
        Algorithm specification, development, or validation for scientific, meteorological, or other remote sensing missions.
        Mass/bulk processing and reprocessing systems focused on ‘Big Data’ paradigms and technologies.
        Experience with product generation software from EUMETSAT satellites, or satellites with similar instrumentation.
        Preparation of requirements, design, interfaces, and testing documentation.
        Quality control, satellite instrument calibration and IV&V.
        Spacecraft or ground segment operations.
        Relevant technical standards (e.g., ECSS, CCSDS, OGC).
        Data types (e.g., AHRPT, BUFR, GRIB, HDF, HRIT, NetCDF).
        Knowledge of relational Databases and database management systems (e.g., Oracle, PostgreSQL, MariaDB).
        Scripting or programming languages (e.g., bash, C / C++, IDL, Matlab, perl, Python).
        Communications protocols (TCP/IP, MBSS).

    How to Apply
    Looking to take your career to the next level? Interested applicants should submit their CV and Cover Letter to RHEA’s Recruitment team at no later than 04/02/2022.
    Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above.

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    CompanyRHEA Group
    Contact nameVanessa Lewis
    AddressAvenue Einstein 8
    BE 1300
    Phone+32 10 487 250
    Fax+32 10 452 507
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