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17/1616 Long Term Archive Software Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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. 


Role Responsibility

The Long Term Archive Software Engineer shall perform:

  • Requirements elicitation, design, implementation,  testing,  software configuration, and maintenance of documentation for the EUMETSAT Long Term Archive in-house bespoke software systems and related commercial off the shelf software (COTS);
  • Contribution to the entire software life cycle with a strong focus on testing, validation and verification;
  • Investigation into anomalies, their documentation, classification and the delivery of S/W correction and accompanying documentation, including updates to automated tests and the execution of relevant regression testing;
  • Engineering level service for the EUMETSAT Long Term Archive, communicating and interacting with other teams at EUMETSAT;
  • Identification of gaps and areas of improvement in the EUMETSAT Long Term archive, leading to evolutions including identification of new technologies and concepts in support to these evolutions.

The Ideal Candidate


In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline, the key person must have good team working skills while also demonstrating the ability to take initiative, work autonomously and have excellent analytical skills.

The key person shall have the following background:

  • A minimum of 5 year experience in the following mandatory areas:
  • Provision of 2nd line maintenance support for operational systems;
  • Software Engineering with extensive experience in developing, maintaining and testing software components and applications in the Java and C++/C programming languages under Unix/Linux using the Object Oriented (00) approach;
  • Software verification, validation and maintenance, following a formal approach;
  • Relation Database schema design and optimisation experience;
  • XML, XML Schema and XSLT technologies.


Practical knowledge of as many as possible of the following will be an advantage:

  • Operations and maintenance of long term archive software and systems in a 24/7 operational environment;
  • Report writing and administration in JIRA;
  • Maintenance and administration of Jenkins;
  • Tomcat Application server development;
  • Spatial Solutions (Oracle Locator, Postgres/Postgis);
  • Software Building and Package management (gradle, ant);
  • Continuous integration and deployment.

Please note that the closing date for the applications is on 29/10/2017.



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.

Data Protection:

When creating a profile on the Serco Career Centre you agreed to the Data Protection policy, a copy is available upon request.

You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time.

Package Description

Full details on application.

Relocation assistance provided (if applicable).

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

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