17/215305 System Engineer for Data Services

Job Introduction

Serco is a specialist at delivering vital services on behalf of European, National and Local Governments.

Serco Europe employ’s a large workforce in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy and the UK.

Our European operations have ca. 2,000 employees delivering critical services to public institutions throughout Europe. 


Main Responsibilities

The System Engineer for Data Services shall perform  the following main tasks:  

  • 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 Ideal Candidate


  • a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline;
  • 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.
  • Experience in 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.



Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. 

For positions located within the Darmstadt Support Office please note that only applicants with no family affiliation within the Company will be considered.

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About The Company

Serco Services GmbH, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multi-national Service Provider with over 60,000 employees worldwide.

Serco’s space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies - We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest on-site service provider with ca. 300 staff.

What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service – To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here.

Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action.

If you share our values then join with over 60,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you

Package Description

Full details on application.

Relocation assistance provided (if applicable).