Data Processing Systems and Applications Engineer

Location: Germany, Darmstadt Application deadline: November 3, 2020 Reference number: 649
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RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We employ over 500 staff working across 10 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.

When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data  and ground systems within our own offices.

To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.

We are currently looking for a Data Processing Systems and Applications Engineer to work for our client in the city of Darmstadt, Germany.

His/her duties will involve day to day operations and maintenance, to the handling of anomalies, upgrades and configuration changes for these facilities. Moreover, the Data Processing Systems and Applications Engineer will be responsible for the setting-up and implementation of maintenance policies and procedures.

For procurements and maintenance services provided externally, the key person shall provide support to the management of the technical interface with the external contractors, provided that the Contractor is not involved in such procurements.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Maintenance and development of the Data Processing Systems/Application Software (for many of the facilities the first line maintenance is being performed by EUMETSAT – in conjunction with the industrial contractor; the second line maintenance is being performed by the industrial contractor under supervision and with support from EUMETSAT).
  • Procurement activities for maintenance and evolution activities, such as specification and maintenance of requirements for new or enhanced Data Processing Systems/Applications Software components.
  • Coordination/inputs to planning and preparation of releases.
  • Coordination with other EUMETSAT Teams and/or Contractors to prepare introduction of new/upgraded components.
  • Generation and maintenance of technical baseline documentation.
  • Contribution to the operations of existing data processing ground segments.
  • Participation in technical meetings and formal reviews.
  • Analysis of the maintenance requirements and identification, procurement or implementation of the tools required to fulfil them.
  • Setting-up and implementation of maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Performing tasks in operational systems under configuration control such as:
    • Anomaly investigations, documentation and classification.
    • Participation in relevant Anomaly Review Boards.
    • Follow up of the delivery of S/W resolutions for these anomalies.
    • Contribute to Configuration Management (change control practices).

 Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • Experience in engineering of large, UNIX or LINUX based, complex, real-time data processing systems, including requirements specification, design, software maintenance or development, formal software testing and system integration.
  • Very good technical writing skills, in particular in the area of formal technical documentation (e.g. requirements specification and design documentation, test plans and procedures, maintenance procedures).
  • Source code control systems skills (e.g. Subversion, Git).
  • Experience in software anomalies analysis, debugging, profiling, fixing and processing.
  • Very good communication and presentation skills.
  • Team working spirit.
  • Ability to learn and develop new skills and knowledge.
  • Capable and willing to work within a multi-disciplinary context in cooperation with other teams.
  • Ability to maintain a systematic approach to work, in order to cope with tight schedules and multiple tasks.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • Operating systems and application software upgrades and/or porting to new platforms.
  • Object-oriented software design, implementation, and maintenance, including the use of UML/SysML based tools for supporting/documenting the design, at least at the architectural level.
  • Web technologies and programming (e.g. Apache, CGI, JavaScript, XML); programming languages (e.g. C++, Java, Python).
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RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We employ over 500 staff working across 10 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.

When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data  and ground systems within our own offices.

To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.

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