UNIX and Storage Engineering Support (m/f)



Meteosat Third Generation

Required Start Date

June 2014 



Submission Deadline

14th May 2014 


Darmstadt - EUMETSAT

Technical Requirements

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

UNIX and Storage Engineering Support

for our customer EUMETSAT in Darmstadt/Germany.

As a member of the Computer and Storage Management team, the key person shall provide support to the development and maintenance of storage systems with special focus on archive and retrieval services. The duties include the administration and operation of the central archive systems, administration of backup and Unix systems, maintenance of the external storage, inventory and support to the operation of the storage and computing services.

·         monitoring of the facility services, computing, storage, backup and archive performance, investigation into H/W and S/W problems and performance of the relevant corrective actions;

·         ensuring that in case of H/W or S/W failures the operational configuration can be restored, including the definition, maintenance, performance of backup/archive procedures;

·         liaison with the external providers of H/W and S/W maintenance for the request and follow up of maintenance interventions;

·         analysis, planning and performance of H/W and S/W upgrades or reconfigurations, taking care of compatibility issues between computing and storage subsystems;

·         implementation and maintenance of scripts and/or procedures where applicable for the automated and/or controlled execution of the above activities, generation or update of associated technical documentation;

·         provision of stand-by/on-call support;

·         provision of support, as required, to critical operations.

Academic Requirements

A University degree in an engineering discipline is required.

Specific Requirements

·         Expert knowledge and a significant work experience in administration of Unix or Linux operating systems in highly available environments managed by cluster software (Sun, Redhat, VMWare or equivalent)

·         Extensive experience in operating, maintaining and monitoring SAN environments, managing Brocade (or equivalent) switches, EMC (or equivalent) middle and enterprise storage arrays serving many different types of storage client platform via a virtual layer VPLEX or equivalent

·         Good experience in operating, maintaining and monitoring Backup and recovery solutions (Symantec NetBackup or equivalent)

·         Generation and maintenance of technical documentation in English

Experience in the administration and troubleshooting on the following shall be considered as an advantage:

·         High end, automated, tape library systems (StorageTek SL8500 series with ACSLS

·         High end, automated, tape library systems (StorageTek SL8500 series with ACSLS software) including the archive solutions using Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) system (SAM-FS or equivalent)

·         VTL and Data De-duplication technologies

·         Setting up and maintaining security systems, on host, network and storage level (e.g. firewalls, SSL, encryption); SAN Fabric security

·         TCP/IP internetworking and the related network protocols and applications, e.g NIS, NFS, DNS, SNMP, FTP


Background information

Benefits: 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 to until 19th May 2014.



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