Full-Time Data Processing Systems Procurement Engineer (Based in Germany)

27 Dec 2022

EUMETSAT – Posted by Relocationjobs.net Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany

Darmstadt, Germany
full time

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Data Processing Systems Procurement Engineer

EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency – monitoring the weather and climate from space – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

At EUMETSAT, you can make a world of difference and be a part of something that makes a positive impact on society. You will be at the cutting edge of satellite technology, with a meaningful role in an organisation focused on space-based observations of the Earth’s weather and climate.


This is a fixed term, 4-year time limited contract located in the Low Earth Orbit Division (LEO). The Data Processing Procurement Engineer will report to the Payload Data Acquisition and Processing (PDAP) Procurement Manager and contribute to the management of the development of the Payload Data Processing Systems of the EUMETSAT Polar System-Second Generation Programme (EPS-SG) Ground Segment.

He/she will have a leading role in the procurement activities of the EPS-SG PDAP sub-segment and will support operational validation, system commissioning and hand-over of the EPS-SG Ground Segment to operations, as well as anomaly investigations and recovery actions in the operations phase.

The main duties will be as follows:

  • Follow up and report on the development and associated performance of the EPS-SG PDAP sub-segment procured through industrial contracts including monitoring of the schedule versus programme needs and support to the EPS-SG PDAP Procurement Manager;
  • Support the preparation of contracts / contract amendments related to the development of the EPS-SG PDAP sub-segment;
  • Support the coordination of deliveries of EPS-SG PDAP sub-segment, and associated test data to the suppliers and partners;
  • Assess the impact of any EPS-SG PDAP sub-segment specifications update on the procurement activities;
  • Assess Requests for Deviation and Requests for Waiver (RFDs and RFWs) submitted by the suppliers in accordance with the applicable processes and specifications;
  • Support the activities to maintain under configuration control all items exchanged with the suppliers in relation to the procurement of the EPS-SG PDAP sub-segment (e.g. Products Specifications, RFDs/RFWs, Test Data, Processors, Requirements Documents, Test Reports);
  • Participate in the associated verification activities to ensure that full and proper tracing of the verification baseline is performed;
  • Support the Overall Ground Segment level activities involving the EPS-SG PDAP Sub-segment up and until the start of the routine operations phase;
  • Ensure that activities are performed in coordination with the Technical & Scientific Support (TSS) and Operations & Services to Users (OPS) departments of EUMETSAT;
  • Support ground segment and system reviews for Data Processing Systems aspects.

What we offer

· This is a 4 year fixed term contract. At this time there are no plans to extend beyond this period.

· Excellent salary, of up to Euro 7500 / month NET (after tax) based on skills and experience;

· Flexible working time including additional flexi-leave;

· Full medical coverage for employee and family;

· Attractive pension;

· 30 days of annual leave + 14.5 days public holidays;

· Training and development support;

· Relocation allowance and support (if applicable).


· University degree in Computer Science and/or Software Engineering (or equivalent relevant discipline).

Skills and Experience:

· Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in the management of industrial contracts for Ground Segment Systems;

· Proven experience in the development of the full ground segment lifecycle, including launch and commissioning preparations;

· Experience in the field of Payload Data Processing Systems specification, design, implementation, integration and testing;

· Experience in Meteorological and/or Earth Observation/remote sensing, near real time, highly available, instrument related data processing systems;

· Proficiency in the use of relevant standards like ISO, CCSDS and ECSS standards, as well as experience in the use of related tools;

· Experience with working in a formal environment, following methodologies, standards and processes;

· Strong interpersonal and communications skills, with strengths in analysis, synthesis and presentation of complex problems and solutions.


EUMETSAT is an international organisation employing staff from across all 30 member states and this role is being advertised on multiple international job boards, but please note that this role would be based in Darmstadt, Germany and would require international applicants to relocate if successful.

More about us

EUMETSAT’s 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 can recruit nationals only from the 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).

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Up to 7,500.00€ per month

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