VN 24/18 Cloud Computing Infrastructure Service Engineer

EUMETSAT · Darmstadt, HE, Germany

Within the Competence Area on Computer Systems Management in the IT Infrastructure Division, the Cloud Computing Infrastructure Engineer will deliver the engineering, evolution and maintenance of the system and infrastructure-level services (IaaS / PaaS layer), including industrial support and services needed for achieving the targeted service levels. The services include the provision of infrastructure and capacity via a hybrid cloud management system (HCMS) and associated accounting services.

The role will provide support on infrastructure and HCMS services to the EUMETSAT teams responsible for system operations and delivery of services to users and to the on-boarding of new internal and external user projects using IaaS/PaaS.

This role would be particularly suitable for someone looking to build on their existing industry and cloud foundation experience with the opportunity to evolve into a knowledge expert and additionally build a career within this specialist sector.


  • Manage and maintain the EUMETSAT on-premises hybrid cloud infrastructure, including the planning of its capacity and the definition/implementation of a roadmap for evolutions;
  • Manage corresponding industrial support contracts;
  • Design new and maintain/evolve existing cloud infrastructure services on the basis of evolving needs and requirements;
  • Support Operations/User Services in the on-boarding of new users and projects, by providing expert support in terms of usage of cloud infrastructure;
  • Provide technical support to the other teams in EUMETSAT on OpenStack, VMware based cloud infrastructure services and  “cloud container” management solutions;
  • Automate routine processes and monitoring using industry standard APIs.

Skills and Experience

  • Software development or system engineering background;
  • Practical experience with hybrid on-premises and off-premises cloud infrastructure;
  • Good and applied knowledge in OpenStack and VMware suite-based cloud stack implementations;
  • Hands-on experience with cloud services based on VMWARE, OpenStack and Kubernetes;
  • Applied hands-on experience with APIs, automation and orchestration using Python, Ruby or Java;
  • Experience in system maintenance of operational 24/7 systems;
  • Knowledge of formal system & service development, verification  and validation;
  • Excellent organisational, communication and presentation skills, pro-active attitude and the ability to work autonomously with a minimum of supervision under high workloads;
  • Experience of Agile methodology and/or cloud native applications would be an advantage, as well as knowledge of cloud technologies and cloud services available on the European market.

Employment Conditions

Please be advised that due to the upcoming holiday period, the recruitment process may take longer with the interviews planned for September 2024.

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 A2/A4 on the EUMETSAT salary scales. The minimum basic salary for this post is EURO 7146 per month (net of internal tax but excluding pension contribution and insurances) which may be negotiable on the basis of 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 opportunities work environment for men and women.
Please note that only nationals of EUMETSAT Member States may apply. The EUMETSAT Convention requires that Staff shall be recruited on the basis of 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 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.)

Job Summary

Darmstadt, HE, Germany