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Grafton Technology

System Engineer

Job Reference : GTL-2018-01-102

Location : Germany



Our Space Client based in Germany is seeking a System Engineer to support the Copernicus Programme and in particular to DIAS (Data and Information Access Services) activities within the Data Services Competence area in relation to already existing frame contracts with industry for its implementation.


The closing date for applications is 09.02.18.


The following main tasks shall be performed:

-          Contributing to the analysis, generation and management of requirements and related Agile methods applied for work execution with industry;

-          Contributing to the architecture and design of Copernicus related components;

-          Contributing with the review of industry implementations and perform testing/prototyping;

-          Contributing to the definition of technical interfaces with the external partners and service providers;

-          Preparation of relevant documentation;

-          Preparation and production of routine reports as necessary.



The key person(s) shall have a minimum of five years of experience in the specific field of system engineering, such as user requirements assessment, system architecture definition, development activities and experience of being directly involved in the evolution of systems or services in a highly-available (24/7) environment.

The following skills and experiences are mandatory:

-          Systems architecture covering areas such as virtualization, cloud computing, orchestration, hosted processing, EO data access/ formats and security;

-          Working experience with industry standards for interoperability (OGC, Inspire);

-          Solid Background in software engineering, development;

-          In depth knowledge of scripting languages Python;

-          Demonstrated experience in writing of formal technical documentation;

-          Have demonstrated excellent communication and team working skills;

-          Have the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and obtain a system overview.


Working knowledge and experience in the following areas would be considered as assets:

-          Jupyter Notebook;

-          R language;

-          knowledge of system validation and verification;

-          Experience in a user/customer facing environment.