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[Met-jobs] Moltek: Data Processing Service Engineer

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:45:06 +0000

We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

Data Processing Service Engineer - Climate 2

You will be based initially for 1 year at our client’s headquarters in 
Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this 
large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment 
with challenging tasks and responsibilities.
Your Tasks:
The Contractor shall provide engineering consultancy to design and system 
engineering / reengineering activities, fully system lifecycle, in the area of 
the Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Multi Mission Element framework, which 
consists in a system of offline Ground Segment elements, specifically for the 
Long Trend Analysis, Quality Monitoring and Reporting aimed to support the 
operational activities of existing and future programmes. Candidate areas are 
programmes such as EPS, MSG, MTG, EPS-SG, Jason-CS, and Sentinel 3.
The Contractor's tasks will include a range of tasks, from the support of the 
day to day operation and maintenance, the analysis, design, development and 
testing of the facilities which also includes the handling of anomalies, 
upgrades and configuration changes for these facilities. The Contractor will be 
the focal point when it comes to integrating each individual Facility into a 
system context, covering all aspects from early SW development, definition of 
interfaces, system integration and testing, and end to end testing of the 
production system.

Typically, tasks will include:
•       Contribute to the definition, design, implementation and maintenance of 
architectures for data processing ground segments and their components - with 
special emphasis on product quality control, calibration and validation, 
production monitoring and reporting. This task will mainly include:
o       Maintenance and evolutions of applications system in the area of the 
Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Multi Mission Element framework and in all 
its components;
o       Configuration Management, building and distribution of applications 
software releases and patches;
o       Contribution to applications software system design and re-engineering 
in the area of the Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Multi Mission Element 
•       Support the operations of existing data processing ground segments and 
their maintenance and evolution. This will also include: upgrade software, 
including implementing and maintaining new algorithms for product quality 
control and calibration/validation activities.
•       Perform routine tasks in operational systems under configuration 
control such as:
o       Contribute to the Configuration Management process and the building and 
distribution of software releases and patches;
o       Contribute to the development, integration and configuration management 
of software developed by third parties, its installation, and configuration and 
o       Anomaly investigations, documentation and classification.
o       Follow up of the delivery of S/W resolutions for these anomalies;
•       Perform standard S/W engineering activities such as:
o       S/W testing in a structured approach to verify that delivered S/W is 
fulfilling the requirements or to demonstrate that problems have been corrected;
o       S/W integration and verification in the Client’s ground segments;
•       Setting-up and implementation of maintenance policies and procedures,
•       Contribute to the procurement and installation of software, and the 
co-ordination with external providers of support services;
•       Participation in meetings and formal reviews.

Your Profile:

Mandatory Attributes, Skills and Experience
In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant 
discipline, the Key Person shall have the following mandatory attributes, 
skills and experience.
•       Relevant experience in preparation of requirements, design, interfaces 
and testing documentation for data processing systems considering the systems 
engineering aspects of data processing management and data provision 
(experience of data processing for high data rate missions and/or Earth 
Observation missions is an asset but is not mandatory);
•       Experience in S/W design, S/W development, Web applications 
programming, operation, maintenance and trouble-shooting of large complex 
real-time data processing systems for Earth Observation missions.
•       Competence in object-oriented software design and implementation 
possibly in the context of satellite instrument data processing systems.
•       Ability to write accurate and consistent technical documentation.

The Key Person shall possess very good communication and presentation skills 
and be able to cope with very high workloads.

Moreover he/she shall possess the following mandatory attitudes and attributes 
relevant for the development of his/her tasks:
•       Ability to learn and develop the needed skills and knowledge to 
contribute to the development of Data Processing applications within the 
Supporting Application Engineering Team. This includes the ability to rapidly 
absorb, and make use of, information presented in written and oral 
communications in a dynamic context
•       The ability to maintain a system overview is essential. He/she shall 
have a systematic approach to work, be able to plan their work and to cope with 
tight schedules and multiple tasks.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the following areas is mandatory:
•       C/C++ programming language experience in a UNIX/LINUX based environment;
•       Use of application programming of database systems (e.g. ORACLE, 
INFORMIX, PostgreSQL and MySQL);
•       Competence in the use of scripting languages (e.g. shell scripting), 
high-level languages (e.g. Python, Java) and correspondent using of their 
•       Knowledge of web technologies, programming and mark-up languages (e.g. 
Apache, CGI, JavaScript, UML);
•       Knowledge of XML and related technologies (XPATH, SVG, etc.);
•       Competence in the exploitation of modem hardware and operating systems 
at the application level (e.g. parallel programming (pthreads, MPI, OpenMP));
•       Familiarity with data formats used for meteorological satellite 
•       Design and implementation of MMI using different toolkits and languages

Desirable Skills and Experience
Previous experience and knowledge in any of the following areas will be 
considered an additional asset:
•       Experience with the programming and usage of IDL and Fortran;
•       Experience in Web Programming;
•       Competence in S/W testing, unit test suite maintenance, automated 
testing, verification and validation;
•       Experience in system design for quality control and cal/val systems;
•       Knowledge of relevant Standards, Quality Assurance and Configuration 
Management principles and applications

The variety of the tasks and the scope of the systems to be supported require 
the Key Person to be able to work with a high degree of autonomy and to 
demonstrate good analytical skills.

The official languages are English and French. The working language for the 
position is English and therefore the Key Person must be able to work 
effectively in this language.

REFERENCE: 17-939904
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 20th October 2017
MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, 
providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from 
private and public corporations to national and international authorities and 
For more detailed information about MOLTEK go to:

Moltek Consultants Ltd.
The Business Centre, Green Road
Horsmonden, Kent, TN12 8JS, United Kingdom

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