Data Processing Operations Engineer (m/f)




Required Start Date

Mid-July 2018



Submission Deadline

April 27th 2018


EUMETSAT - Darmstadt

Technical Requirements


LSE Space is looking for experienced Engineers (m/f) in order to fulfill the duty of: 

Data Processing Operations Engineer (m/f)

for our customer EUMETSAT  in Darmstadt/Germany.

For our activities at EUMETSAT, we are currently seeking to employ highly motivated and enthusiastic Data Processing Operations Engineers to work within the Copernicus DPO team, in an exciting innovative international environment.

The primary responsibilities of this role will be:

• Data Processing Operations;

• Operational Monitoring and Reporting;

• Operational Documentation;

• Interface with other teams and partners;

• Evolutions of the data processing;

• Operations Build up;

• On-call support.

Ideal candidate

Knowledge and experience with the following is considered essential for each key person:

• At least 3 years’ experience of the operations of real-time, complex, satellite instrument data processing systems;

• At least one of the service team shall have more than 8 years’ experience of the operations of real-time, complex, satellite instrument data processing systems, as well as demonstrated experience in planning and coordination of operation build up activities;

• You shall have demonstrated experience in near real time, data driven, automated systems with large computer networks;

• Demonstrated experience with UNIX/Linux operating systems.

• Be able to communicate effectively in English

• Be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and disciplined manner, shall be able to work under pressure and with a minimum of supervision

Academic Requirements


Applicants require a University (or similar) degree in engineering, physics or similar applicable discipline.

Specific Requirements

 Furthermore, it would be highly desirable for the Key Person to have experience with or knowledge of some of the following:

• Demonstrated experience of Instrument data and product processing (Level-0 to 2) of meteorological and/or earth observation products;

• Experience of validating complex remote sensing data processing systems;

• Development and maintenance of operational procedures and/or configuration data;

• Programming languages (e.g. C, C++ and IDL);

• Scripting languages and databases (e.g. Perl, Python, shell, Oracle);

• Spacecraft and/or ground segment operations;

• Knowledge and/or experience of quality control, calibration and validation.

• Travel within Europe may be exceptionally requested for certain activities.


Background information



Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package.




Note: All applicants must hold a current valid work permit for Germany or be EU nationals.


In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.


You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then send your application preferably by online (including CV and cover letter) not later than April 27th 2018 to:


Carlos Zamora (

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