System Engineering Support (m/f) - EUMETSAT




Required Start Date

November 2014



Submission Deadline

8th October 2014 


EUMETSAT - Darmstadt

Technical Requirements

LSE Space is looking for an experienced Engineer (m/f) in order to fulfill the duty of

System Engineering Support


for our customer EUMETSAT in Darmstadt/Germany.

The position will support to assist the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Division performing system engineering and design activities.

The position requires 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.

The Key person will carry out tasks which support activities typically related to Phase B/C of

a space programme in the area of system design engineering and architecture definition. The

Key person will work within the Sentinel-6/Jason-CS project, with potential support to other

LEO programmes.

The Key person will perform system engineering activities such as:

•             Requirements engineering, which consists in requirement analysis and validation,

requirement allocation, and requirement maintenance;

•             Functional analysis and architecture design applying system modelling engineering

methods and techniques;

•             Sub-segment components specification;

•             Interface and data structures and flows definition;

•             Design, build and configuration which results in a physical architecture, described by its

complete functional, physical and software characteristics;

•             System analysis, which is performed for the purpose of resolving requirements conflicts,

decomposing and allocating requirements, assessing system effectiveness;

•             Performance of trade studies for assessing effectiveness, risk, cost and planning.

In the performance of these tasks, the Key person shall apply the EUMETSAT configuration and change control procedures as well as the relevant system engineering standards, quality management procedures and maintenance procedures.

The actual work will be released and defined in terms of scope, period, tasks, and deliverables in individual Work Packages.



Academic Requirements

A University degree in an engineering discipline is required.

Specific Requirements

Knowledge and experience with the following is considered mandatory:

•             Extensive System Engineering life cycle experience for the development of remote sensing and Earth observation systems;

•             At least 5 years demonstrated experience in the field of systems engineering and architectural design;

•             ISO, Software development, and Space and Ground System engineering processes and standards.

•             Experience in Model Based System engineering methods, techniques and tools;

•             Experience in the use of modelling and design tools in support of architectural design activities (e.g. CORE);

Knowledge and experience with the following is considered an advantage:

•             Definition, management and traceability of requirements structure with the support of dedicated tools (e.g. DOORS);

•             Good knowledge of at least 2 of the following and an overview of the others:

(i)           Networking & Communications,

(ii)          Ground Stations,

(iii)         Near Real-Time Data Processing,

(iv)         Monitoring and control of satellites,

(v)          Monitoring and control of ground systems;

• Data communication networks and protocols.

The variety of the tasks and the scope of the systems to be supported require a high degree of autonomy and good analytical skills. The Key person shall be in possession of sound interpersonal skills to conduct the responsibilities described above autonomously and with a minimum level of supervision, exhibiting good oral and written communications skills, analytical capabilities, and motivation.


Background information


A permanent employment contract.

Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Career path.



In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.


You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then send your application preferably online (CV in Word format) not later than 8th October 2014 to:

Andrée Scherschel (


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