EUMETSAT – Data Centre Operations Engineer

Can you apply your knowledge and expertise in data centre operations to ensure our Users maintain a steady access to satellite data, products and Climate Date Records?

EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany
Closing date: 24 January 2019

The Role
Bring your experience of data centre operations, ideally gained from managing meteorological data, to help EUMETSAT provide services to the users. You will co-ordinate the routine operations activities of the data centre, ensuring that the provision of data services is accessible to the users. Your insights will contribute to the plans for routine operations and you will identify ways to harmonise engineering, maintenance and evolutions of all the data, products and Climate Data Records generated by EUMETSAT. You will interface with the user community, supervising anomaly investigation in the Data Centre Archives, monitoring support services supplied by contractors, and supporting the User Helpdesk.

You must have experience of netCDF Format, along with other meteorological and earth observation data formats, metadata specifications and related tools. You need to be an experienced programmer, comfortable working in a variety of programming languages. EUMETSAT is looking for someone who has experience of the full software development lifecycle and the relevant industry standards. The data processing systems are complex, so you will need to be able to use your analytical and planning skills, often co-ordinating activities in a matrix environment. You will have the ability to synthesise technical information and to provide updates to the management team as required. You must enjoy working in a team and be able to communicate complex information effectively, both in person and on paper.

What EUMETSAT offers
EUMETSAT provides a collaborative, international environment with opportunities to establish a long career perspective. EUMETSAT offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits and you will be working with people who are experts in their field. This role provides a varied and interesting mix of engineering tasks. 

Does this sound like you?
Have a look at the website (reference VN18/80) to find out how you can make a world of difference. EUMETSAT values diversity and seek to recruit nationals from its Member States. The closing date is 24 January 2019.

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