VN17 24 Data Processing Operations Manager


Can you help us to extract products and interpret our data from space?

Are you inspired by the idea of working in a global operational satellite agency based in the heart of Europe? EUMETSAT operates meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space and we are committed to being the leading user-driven operational agency in Europe for earth observation satellite programmes. Our data is crucial for weather forecasting and environmental monitoring, and you could be a key part in this.

Meteorological satellites are an invaluable asset for weather forecasting and understanding of our changing climate, and their role will grow increasingly important with the next generations of our systems. We are looking for a Data Processing Operations Manager to lead our expanding Data Processing Operations Team and to exploit this potential. You will be involved in recalibrating and reprocessing data, extracting climate records, and making them available to downstream applications and scientists. You will be at the heart of all of our missions, helping us to understand and interpret the information we gain from our satellites.

You will manage our growing team responsible for data processing and product extraction systems. You will maintain the schedules for generating our meteorological and environmental products. Ensuring the quality of our data processing, you will report and investigate anomalies. This is a unique opportunity to plan and contribute to our future missions as well as using your insight to improve our current products. With a strong analytical focus, you will interpret complex information and make sound decisions based on the information gathered by your team. As an expert in data processing, you will work with our user community to improve our current and future services.

Along with a degree (or equivalent), in computing, engineering or a technical discipline, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the skills and experience in the following areas:

  • developing, testing and/or verification and validation of data processing systems embedded in complex operational systems
  • managing operations of complex Earth observation or meteorological data processing systems, including monitoring of quality of outputs, preferably for the provision of real time data services
  • managing technical teams and projects involving interactions with scientists
  • ability to apply excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interactions within a team and between teams

Knowledge of processing of data from meteorological satellites and output products would be an advantage

In addition to an attractive salary and benefits package, EUMETSAT provides an outstanding working environment in Darmstadt, 'the City of Science'. We can support new staff with re-location and child-care advice, as well as language training if you are new to the area.

All applicants must be EUMETSAT member state nationals with a good working knowledge of the English language, both spoken and written. You also require some knowledge of French.

EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women.

The closing date for applicants is 12 July 2017 and interviews are tentatively scheduled for w/c 10th September 2017.

published: 14 June 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.