Software Developer and Computer System Administrator

  • Software Developer and Computer System Administrator

    Deadline for applications ASAP

    For our client we are looking for a Software Developer and Computer System 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 Software Developer and Computer System 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.


  • A university degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and proven experience (at least 5 years) in the following skills:;
  • Essential knowledge and experience in using Unix/Linux command line tools;
  • Automated OS Installation solutions: IBM NIM, Solaris Jumpstart, Linux Kickstart, Baramundi, Orcharhino and experience in unattended, centralized software installation mechanisms (PXE/TFTP);
  • Software provisioning, configuration management and deployment tools: Ansible;
  • Software build environments and tools (like Ant, Maven, autoconf/automake, make);
  • Version control systems (such as SVN, CVS, ClearCase, git);
  • Various software packaging formats (like RPM, PKG, LPP, tgz);
  • Scripting languages (e.g. bash, ksh, csh, Perl, Python);
  • Networking, distributed applications, and TCP/IP services;
  • Basic UNIX/Linux System Administration;
  • C/C++ programming languages;
  • Java programming language;
  • Change Management processes;
  • Practical knowledge of as many as possible of the following software tools and products will be an advantage:;
  • Knowledge in Virtualization and Container technologies (VMware, Docker);
  • Serena Dimensions CM;
  • Basic Windows System Administration;
  • MySQL and Oracle Databases;
  • ECLIPSE or a similar IDE;
  • Formalised Software Testing;
  • Administration and troubleshooting of distributed systems;
  • Expert knowledge and a significant work experience of Linux and Unix operating systems;
  • Very good IT system design skills;
  • Good experience in VMware virtualization;
  • Good knowledge and experience in security (principles/concepts, hardening techniques, secure architecture and protocols, penetration and vulnerability testing, tools);
  • Good understanding of incident and problem management;
  • Technical documentation skills;
  • Experience in an operational or production environment, characterized by custom applications in addition to standard software, running both on the client and server side, and by high availability requirements;
  • Be familiar, to the extent required by the performance of the above tasks, with as many as possible of the following skills and system software environments:;
  • TCP/IP and related network protocols and applications, e.g. NIS, LDAP, NFS, DNS, SNMP, FTP, NTP, etc;
  • High Availability software like RedHat HA Add-On, Veritas Cluster or any other;
  • Design and implementation of remote virtual desktop solutions based on VMWARE Horizon and X2Go.

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.