Payload Data Processing Engineer (w/m/d)

Referenz: J21143
Ort / Standort: EUMETSAT \ Darmstadt \ Germany
Anmeldeschluss für Bewerbungen: 01.01.2022 23:59 CET
Kategorie: Software Solutions

About Telespazio Germany

We are the first choice European aerospace company for software centric engineering solutions. We combine 40 years of experience in a market, where trust and quality are needed. With more than 400 employees in Germany, we shape the future of aerospace – and beyond - together.

Our staff plays a key role for our success through their qualifications, motivation, enthusiasm, different cultural backgrounds and their sense of collaboration in an open international environment living our values; trust, integrity, participation and curiosity.

We are committed to crafting a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We offer a wealth of benefits to support a balanced work life balance, including but not limited to flexible working hours, mobile working and encouraging career development.

The Position

Welcome to Space: We are looking for an Engineer or Scientist with experience in the wide field of Payload Data Processing and Remote Sensing!

The EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation (EPS-SG) and the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) are the future Earth Observation flagship missions of our customer EUMETSAT. The payloads of these missions apply various remote sensing methods, imagery and sounding. In your role you will support a wide range of scientific and technical activities related to the definition, implementation, maintenance and evolution of Level-1 processing facilities.

This position is mainly based on-site at EUMETSAT in Darmstadt as well as in our Head Office in Darmstadt. It is a permanent full-time position with the earliest to immediate start date.


We are looking forward to meeting you!



  • University degree in Computer Sciences, Physics, Remote Sensing, or other related fields

Essential Skills

  • Motivation to drive the scientific exploitation of the latest Earth Observation data products;
  • At least three years of experience in the field of physical remote sensing, including involvement in processing of satellite data up to level 1 (calibrated / geo-located radiances) and/or level 2 (geophysical parameters), and satellite data monitoring;
  • Very good knowledge of scientific software development;
  • Extensive experience in at least one of the following programming languages: Fortran90/95, IDL, Python, C++;
  • Fluency in command-line use on Linux/Unix platforms;
  • Standout colleague able to establish an excellent team environment;
  • Skills in writing scientific/technical documents;
  • Fluency in English is mandatory.

Desirable Skills

  • Hands-on experience with the ESA Earth Observation CFI (EOCFI) Software
  • Familiarity with common formats, e.g. XML, netCDF or HDF;
  • Having worked with version control systems (e.g. git, SVN) for a collaborative workflow

Your Benefits of joining us

  • Work-life balance: Flexible working hours, home office, sabbatical (time off for travelling around the world, extended parental leave, further education, etc.), option to work part time;
  • Financial benefits: Company pension plan, net wage optimisation programme including IT / bicycle leasing, discounted annual ticket for public transport, employer loans, etc.;
  • Employee recommendation scheme: We are grateful when our employees support us in finding new recruits. You will receive a bonus of 1,500 EUR to 3,000 EUR per successful recommendation;
  • Relocation support: We offer our newcomers a relocation lump sum and support you in finding a suitable new home as well as in finding a school or nursery for your children and much more. Should need be, this can even include support in the search for a job for your partner.
  • Career development: For us, further education and training are an essential part of people management, because this is the only way we can achieve our goal, namely a long-term and successful work relationship with you. Would you like to change your professional focus and work on other projects or change geographically? We will support you here as well.
  • Company event and activities: We have BBQs, Christmas parties and TGIF (Thank God It's Friday) events. On top of that, we organise team-building events and events internal to departments to promote team spirit. Let us know if you have creative ideas for corporate events or new initiatives that you would like to introduce to our company culture, no matter whether they are of artistic or technical nature.


Are you equally inspired by our visions and dreams? Get in touch with us today and send us your application! 

Your HR Contact for this position is Raphael Rossato.


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