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[Met-jobs] Job Opportunity - Data Centre Product Analyst [P]

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Date Mon, 7 Jan 2013 16:37:45 +0000

Classification: Serco Public

Data Centre Product Analyst, based at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany




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



For our activities in EUMETSAT, we are currently seeking a Data Centre Product Analyst to support the routine production and reporting activities for Climate Data Records. The Analyst will be involved in handling data in reprocessing activities and monitoring relevant processes.


The Data Centre is EUMETSAT’s multi-mission Archive holding all of the past, current and future data from EUMETSAT satellites including the metadata of products generated at the Satellite Application Facilities (SAF). In support to climate monitoring, Climate Data Records, generated from the reprocessing of long time series of the satellite data will from part of the Data Centre and be made available to the user community. In total, over 150 product collections are currently accessible for user ordering. Users can centrally access and order the historic data free of charge via the Product Navigator, which also encompasses the product collections of the SAF’s.





The tasks of the Data Centre Product Analyst role include:

·         Support the routine activities of climate data set generation;

·         Coordinate the scheduling with the responsible personnel;

·         Monitor the production process and generate routine reports;

·         Prepare inputs to climate product processing and validation as requested;

·         Support users/user queries on accessing the climate data records;

·         Perform the first line analysis of anomalies in the Climate Data Record production process and support their resolution



Qualifications and Requirements:


Applicants require an appropriate background in a scientific or technical discipline together with some experience in the operation of computer systems, preferably in an operational or real-time environment. Experience with using PCs is essential, including familiarity with the use of MS Word, MS Excel spreadsheets and MS Outlook. Unix scripting language such as Shell script, Perl or similar, and basic statistics skills are required. Fluency in both spoken and written English is mandatory and given that EUMETSAT has an international user community, a working knowledge of other languages would be a distinct advantage.



About Serco


Serco is amongst the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies and has a global heritage in the Space business, operating for over 35 years Worldwide. Serco has a long-standing understanding of the space market and a worldwide client base providing operational and engineering support across International Organisations, Government Agencies, Defence, Industrial Partnerships and related Scientific Institutions.  With over 1100 staff in the space business covering a wide spectrum of qualifications and skills, it is our track record in such a wide range of market sectors and geographies that allows us to share best practice, expertise and innovation in our business solutions today.


Serco Europe employees have provided their skilled competence for various European space missions since the inception of a co-ordinated European space organisation. Our ongoing commitments within the industry cover: Earth Observation, Meteorological Services, Space Science, Technology, Telecommunications and Human Spaceflight, as both an integrated services and managed space resources provider.


At the heart of our approach is the recognition that a good business depends on good people. We ensure that we continue to have the people and expertise that we need to face both the challenges of today and those of tomorrow - our people are our key assets.



Application procedure

If you are interested in this vacancy, and think you have the skills and experience required, please apply by either clicking on, or copying into your browser, the URL below.

If you have any question regarding this position please e-mail



     Data Centre Product Analyst



Application closing date:

     1st February 2013

Start date:

     1st January 2014



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