• Company: EUMETSAT
  • Job Location: Darmstadt - Germany
  • Date: September 13, 2019 11:22
  • Employment Type: Any
  • Experience: Any
  • Job Functions:

    Engineering, Information Technology

Job summary

Within the Ground Segment System Engineering (GSSE) Competence Area of the System Engineering and Projects (SEP) Division, the Requirements Engineering Manager will be responsible for managing the Requirements and Verification Engineering processes and activities aimed at developing, maintaining and evolving ground segments for satellite systems exploited by EUMETSAT.

Job description


  • Coordinate and promote the use of standard requirements engineering and verification methods and tools across the organisation;
  • Coordinate the implementation of the process and related practices for requirements and verification engineering;
  • Manage and develop a team of engineers supported by contracted services to ensure continuity of the requirements engineering support to the organisation;
  • Coordinate or participate in selected Requirements Engineering activities in support to projects or programmes;
  • Assess the maturity of the requirements and verification engineering processes in EUMETSAT and derive the necessary evolutions according to industry standards;
  • Develop, communicate, implement and maintain a roadmap for planned evolutions of requirements and verification engineering management.


  • Proven theoretical and practical experience as Requirements Engineering and/or Verification Engineering responsible;
  • Strong planning, analysis and presentation skills, coupled with a excellent interpersonal skills and proven experience working as part of a team;
  • Initial experience in leading or coordinating an engineering team preferably in the area of requirements management and/or verification activities;
  • Experience in using and customising Requirements Management tools (preferred IBM DOORS);
  • Relevant certification in Requirements or/and Verification Engineering, e.g. IREB CPRE, ISTQB Foundation, or INCOSE CSEP is advantageous.
  • Model Based Systems Engineering knowledge would be desirable.
  • University Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant technical discipline;
  • Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have some knowledge of French.


The initial contract will be of 4 years’ duration, with subsequent 5-year contracts being awarded thereafter, subject to individual performance and organisation requirements. There is no limit to the amount of follow-up contracts a staff member can receive up to the EUMETSAT retirement age of 63 and there are certainly opportunities to establish a long career perspective at EUMETSAT.
This post is graded A3/A4 on the EUMETSAT salary scales. The minimum basic salary for this post is EURO 6,925 per month (net of internal tax) which may be negotiable based on skills and experience. The salary scale provides for increments on the anniversary of taking up employment, and scales are reviewed by the EUMETSAT Council with effect from 1 January each year. In addition to basic salary, EUMETSAT offers attractive benefits. Further information, including salary details, is available on the EUMETSAT web site.

EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment.
Please note that only nationals of EUMETSAT Member States may apply. The EUMETSAT Convention requires that Staff shall be recruited based on their qualifications, account being taken of the international character of EUMETSAT.


EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency. Its role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.

EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.


As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT has 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.)

Closing date 11th October

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