Software Engineers (m/f/d)



EUMETSAT  missions

Required Start Date





Submission Deadline

14th of August 2020.


EUMETSAT, in Darmstadt

Technical Requirements

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

                              Software Engineers

to be part of our Service Team to support our customer Eumetsat in Darmstadt/Germany.

Main tasks

SW Check:

As part of the EUMETSAT Acceptance and Delivery activities, the tasks to be completed as part of the SW checks include SW packages clarifications regarding (e.g.: data or test files to be excluded, identification of COTS, etc.), using automated SW scanning tools to:

• Analyse SW packages against third party IPRs;

• Identify potential vulnerabilities in SW packages;

• Assess the Quality of SW packages:

º Produce a report to be sent to the requesters;

º Provide answers and clarifications about the report, if required;

º SW checks and analysis as part of the engineering evolutions, new developments and maintenance activities performed in the Operational Ground Segments;

º Aqually performing the automatic check and analysis of IPRs, SW Quality and Vulnerabilities;

º Using JIRA (or any similar ticketing system that EUMETSAT could adopt) for the internal management of the end-to-end SW check requests, from the moment the request is raised, until the results are reported. Liaising with the request originator may be required during the fulfilment of this task;

º Internal management of the resources of this service to perform the SW checks according to its priority, complexity and committed time of response defined by EUMETSAT;

º Checking and reporting of any issue identified in the SW checks tools preventing their use or affecting the quality of the results.

Provision of service to the engineering teams in:

• The preparation of the SW releases to go under the SW checks;

• The understanding of the analysis results reported by the TSS QA team;

• The provision of guidance to clean the SW from the identified issues. The contribution will be provided via trainings, coaching activities, production of documentation, specific meetings or interactions;

• Provision of weekly indicators on the status of the Software checks and service performance;

• Maintenance of the required tools configuration (Jira, checking tools, templates…) and practices (Word documents, confluence pages…) at EUMETSAT to enable the implementation of the above identified tasks.

Coordination of SW Checks:

• Control and report on SW Checks SLA/s;

• Distribute tasks and actions to the key persons/service team members for the performance of the SW checks;

• Propose improvements in the SW checks towards continuously providing a high quality service;

• Prioritise SW checks request with TSS QA staff;

• Follow up, monitor and manage the execution of the SW checks tasks and report to the TSS QA staff on their progress status;

• Provide trend analyses on SW checks performance to identify potential issues or improvement options;

• Define, produce and maintain in a repository accessible by EUMETSAT all the procedures necessary to provide the SW checks and all SW checks reports to revise their quality.


Academic Requirements

 A University degree (minimum Bachelor) in Computer Science or a related technical field, complemented by at least 3 years of professional experience in SW checks and analysis, SW Quality or SW Engineering


Specific Requirements

Main Skills

• Experience in the use of SW analysis tools such as SW Quality and IPR checking tools;

• Experience in the analysis of IPR checking results, associated risks and formulation of derived recommendations;

• Experience in the management of services called by users, acting as interface with them and managing their requests until closure;

• Experience in the support to teams in the resolution of issues found with the checking tools;

• Experience in the creation of documentation, good practices and implementation guides for the execution of the activities and for training purposes;

• Experience in the SW & System Engineering;

• Experience in provision of services;

• Experience in SW checks (SW quality, IPR, security);

• Experience in provision of support to teams;

• Experience in Coding Standards, with special focus on C/C++, Java, Python and FORTRAN;

• Experience in software development projects;

• Experience with new technologies (e.g. Cloud Computing, Docker) and development methodologies (e.g. Agile, DevOps);

• Knowledge and experience applying Engineering or Quality standards such as ECSS branch or ISO9000 family standards;

• Hands-on experience in Software development methods and tools;

• Generation of metrics, indicators and dashboards, with focus on software quality and software development processes;

• Good English communication skills (verbal and written) and team-working ability;

• Skilled in using the Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel, Project, Visio and Outlook.



Background information

Benefits: A permanent employment contract. Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package. Career path.

Security: 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.

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