System Engineer for Sentinel-6/Jason-CS (17-13-073)

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced System Engineer to support the LEO Division of our customer EUMETSAT on system engineering and design activities.
You will have expert knowledge in several system engineering areas and disciplines covering requirements, architectural design and detailed definition of subsystems, and their functions, performance, interfaces and operations activities. You will provide support to a multi-disciplinary team reporting to the Jason-CS System Manager, with the potential to support other LEO programmes.
The activities will be conducted mainly at EUMETSAT in Darmstadt, but travel within Europe and to the USA may be required for certain activities.
Typical tasks will be related to Phase B/C of a space programme in the area of system design engineering and architecture definition, such as:

  • Justification of the system design including producing and maintaining any relevant analyses and budgets
  • General contribution to system engineering activities, for example:
    • Documentation of system design and interfaces.
    • Contribute to the technical coordination with Partners.
    • Contribute to segment level activities and reviews as required.
  • Participate to System level formal reviews.

In the performance of these tasks, you will apply the EUMETSAT configuration and change control procedures as well as the relevant system engineering standards and quality management procedures.

Required Skills and Experience

  • University degree (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline relevant to the job profile.
  • Experience and capability to fulfil the assigned tasks without supervision.
  • Knowledge and experience with the following is considered mandatory:
    • At least 5 years demonstrated experience in the field of large scale systems engineering and architectural design;
    • Demonstrated ability to analyse systems from an end-to-end perspective;
    • Capability to prepare design documents, to perform system-level analyses and to produce and maintain technical budgets.
  • The working language for the position is English and therefore you must be able to work effectively in this language.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience in earth observation satellite-based projects, particularly in the areas of near-real time data processing or spacecraft control systems
  • Experience with Model Based System Engineering with the support of dedicated tools (e.g. CORE)
  • Space and ground system engineering processes and standards
  • High degree of autonomy and good analytical skills
  • Sound interpersonal skills to conduct the responsibilities described above autonomously and without supervision
  • Good oral and written communication skills, analytical capabilities and motivation.

Work Location

Darmstadt, Germany


Start of Work: January 2018

Application Deadline: 22 September 2017

Important Notes

Before applying to this position, please read the page How to Apply.
Applicants must be EU citizens or have a valid work and residence permit in Germany.
Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process.

Job Application

Please send your applications electronically to before the application deadline 22 September 2017.