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[Met-jobs] Software and Data Management Engineer

From "Simon Davidson" <>
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Date Fri, 3 Feb 2012 08:43:57 +0200

Software and Data Management Engineer based at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany



HAMTEC Consulting a provider of quality staff to the aerospace industry.


We are currently seeking a University educated engineer who shall have the Candidate shall have experience of system administration, configuration controlled software build environments and experience with the operation or maintenance in large, real-time Monitoring & Control / Data Processing systems.


Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Start Date: June 2012

Closing date: 2 March 2012




As a member of the MED Computer System Management team, the Candidate shall provide support to the development and maintenance of all current and future operational ground segments. The main duties are the maintenance and the re-design of the configuration data handling environment and the actual building, packaging and distribution of any configuration data package or software that can be built on-site. Furthermore the duties include a range of tasks, from the support to the operation of the UNIX and Windows-based ground segment facilities, to the analysis, design, development, testing, and maintenance of configuration data and software handling functions. It also includes the setting-up and implementation of maintenance policies and procedures as well as the co-ordination with external providers of maintenance services.


In particular the tasks will include:

  • Maintenance and development of the as-built configuration data handling environments;
  • Building and distribution of configuration data packages, software releases and software patches;
  • Support to programmers with respect to the handling of CM controlled data and software packages;
  • Design and implementation of means to re-establish the operational software and configuration data baselines in case of minor or major disaster;
  • Investigation into anomalies, their documentation and classification; follow up of the delivery of S/W corrections;
  • Participation in technical meetings and formal reviews;
  • Analysis of the maintenance requirements and identification, procurement or implementation of the tools to fulfil them; writing of maintenance and recovery procedures;
  • Interfacing with external contractors who are providing maintenance services for ground segment facilities;


Qualifications and Experience

  • A University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline;
  • Experience of system administration, configuration controlled software build environments and experience with the operation or maintenance in large, real-time Monitoring & Control / Data Processing systems;


  • Significant work experience in Unix and Unix-like Operating System environments and in Windows and Windows Server-based environments. He/She should be familiar, to the extent required by the performance of the above tasks, with networking, distributed applications, and TCP/IP services.

Essential Skills

  • Source Code control system, preferably CVS, SubVersion or Rational ClearCase;
  • Change Management processes and implementations;
  • Software build environments and tools (e.g. make, imake);
  • Design and implementation of disaster recovery systems;
  • Shell sripts (sh, csh, bash or others).


Desirable Skills


  • C/C++ programming languages;
  • Java programming language;
  • Basic UNIX System Administration;
  • Basic Windows System Administration;
  • Database programming (Sybase and/or Oracle);
  • Formalised Software Testing;
  • Serena Dimensions CM




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


Please send you CV in English to:

Simon Davidson via

To register with HAMTEC Consulting and to view current opportunities go to our website:

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