Data Protection Administrator

  • Data Protection Administrator

    Deadline for applications ASAP

    For our client we are looking for a Data Protection Administrator for their location in Darmstadt, Germany, to join their Generic Infrastructure and Systems Division.

Job overview

EUMETSAT is an intergovernmental organisation created through an international Convention agreed by 30 European Member States. The primary objective of EUMETSAT is to establish, maintain and exploit European systems of operational meteorological satellites, taking into account as far as possible the recommendations of the World Meteorological Organization.

For our client we are looking for a Data Protection Administrator for their location in Darmstadt, Germany, to join their Generic Infrastructure and Systems Division.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Monitoring of the systems, initial investigations of the detected H/W, S/W and performance issues;
  • Archive and data protection systems tape handling;
  • Act as a single point of contact on all CSM matters of the Operational systems;
  • Participation in the daily Mission Operations coordination meetings;
  • Participation in the regular anomaly review boards;
  • Analysis, planning and performance of H/W and S/W upgrades or reconfigurations, taking care of compatibility issues between computer and storage subsystems;
  • Installation and configuration of operating system and other software, tuning of operating systems parameters to optimize performance;
  • 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 technical documentation in relation to system upgrades;
  • Correction of the detected computer and storage H/W, S/W and performance issues;
  • Ensuring that in case of computer and storage H/W or system S/W failures the operational configuration can be restored, including the definition, maintenance, performance of backup procedures;
  • Liaison with the external providers of H/W and system S/W maintenance for the request and follow up of maintenance interventions;
  • Support to S/W development and maintenance in relation to the utilization of system resources;
  • Provision of stand-by/on-call support;
  • 1st line support by phone or electronic means;
  • Standard administrative tasks (like adding or removing users, file system maintenance etc.) based on procedures;
  • Backup and Restore Tasks based on procedures;
  • Call classification and call forwarding if outside scope of 1st line support;
  • Cooperation with other teams to prepare for physical system installation;
  • Low-level configuration of computer systems and interfaces;
  • OS and COTS installation;
  • Maintenance of the as-built software build environments;
  • SAN connectivity;
  • Computer side LAN connectivity;
  • Testing;
  • Documentation;
  • Building, packaging and deployment of software and data releases and patches;
  • Support to developers with respect to build and versioning strategies;
  • Analysis of the maintenance requirements and identification, implementation of the tools to fulfil them;
  • contributing to creation and updating maintenance procedures;
  • Maintenance of the development tools, such as compilers, libraries, etc..;
  • Maintenance of continuous integration tools and source code repositories;
  • Support of software developers in the area of system programming and interface definition;
  • Design of the new and re-engineering of the existing systems;
  • Troubleshooting and resolution of the complex anomalies and outages;
  • Co-ordination of the activities with the counterpart from different teams;
  • Create and maintain relevant set of the documentation and maintenance procedures.


  • Expert knowledge and an extensive work experience in the Data Protection Solutions, Storage Area Networks (SAN), Backup/Archive technologies;
  • Demonstrated experience, to the extent required by the performance of the above tasks, with the design and implementation of the following highly available system and software environments:;
  • IBM Spectrum Protect (TSM and TSM4VE);
  • IBM AIX and Linux operating system;
  • Virtualization technologies: VMWARE and IBM PowerVM, PowerVC, HMC, VIO;
  • Implementation and support of the backup and archive based on IBM TSM;
  • Generation and maintenance of technical documentation in English;
  • It would be a distinct advantage to have experience with the following:;
  • Implementation of archive solutions using Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) system (SAM-FS or equivalent);
  • High end, automated, tape library systems (StorageTek SL8500 series with ACSLS software, IBM);
  • Implementation of backup and recovery solutions (Symantec Netbackup or equivalent);
  • System/Service Monitoring using Nagios framework.

What do we offer

ATG Europe offers excellent working conditions and provides you with all the necessary means to further your career. We believe that training and education, combined with regular assessments and a personal development plan, will create the best environment for growth. If needed we also assist you with settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children. ATG will help in any way it can, including a relocation budget that is applicable for ATG staff as well as employees working at one of our clients.