Employment Opportunities

Software engineer with experience in payload data processing systems (PDGS) for earth observation satellites

Ref.: 1095

Experience: 3-5 years
Country: Germany
City:  Darmstadt


To provide on-site software maintenance support for EUMETSAT PDGS Data Processing operations for Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellites.
Task and Responsibilities:

  • Design and review system upgrades and configuration changes
  • Correct software anomalies
  • Verify and deploy software patches and new releases
  • Participate in the on-call rota

Minimum of three years’ working experience in maintaining and engineering upgrades of payload data processing software systems for earth observation satellites.
Experience in one of the following areas:

  • Software development lifecycles
  • Software debugging and profiling tools (e.g. GDB, DBX, IBM Purify, Valgrind);
  • Source code control systems, preferably Subversion and CVS
  • S/W testing, unit test suite maintenance, automated testing, verification and validation.
  • Scripting languages (Python, Perl, Tcl/Tk, shell)
  • Programming and usage of IDL/ENVI
  • Writing technical documentation


Academic degree:

  •  Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant engineering discipline

Level of English:

  • Advanced