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Application Engineer (Linux, Database)

Job Introduction

At Serco, we strive to promote and enable the diversity, development, wellbeing and safety of our people. We understand that healthier, happier employees go hand-in-hand with strong business performance, enhanced productivity and better outcomes for those we serve. We want everybody who works for Serco to have a positive experience and access to opportunities to develop in their chosen careers.

Dedicated to the European Space Agency’s Earth-observing activities, ESA-ESRIN is the European centre of excellence for exploitation of Earth observation missions. The mission and payload operations of ESA's Earth observation satellites are managed here, and ESRIN is the primary source for the acquisition, distribution, and exploitation of data from these and other non-ESA satellites.

Serco has a long history of providing Earth Observation operations, maintenance and front-end services to ESA. To provide continual service improvement, Serco has recently introduced a special focus on evolution and innovation, with the aim of supporting ESA in further evolving the services and products.

Does working in a Serco environment sound appealing to you?

We would love to hear from you and your interest in the new permanent opportunity of Application Engineer (Linux; Database) in Frascati !

If you like to work in a multi-cultural and dynamic environment, this opportunity can answer to your expectation.

We look forward meeting you!  Discover the offer below and click on ‘Apply’ if you know that your skillset and talents are a suitable match for this opportunity!

At Serco, we do not only offer a career but also the opportunity to join a community where everyone’s wellbeing matters, by living out the Serco values in all we do!

Role Responsibility

Are you looking to secure a career in a public sector environment? We would love to hear from you!

 

As Application Engineer, you will support the review and preparation of the documentation relevant to the indexing and storage of the main products metadata in the archives scientifically meaningful to end-users. You will also be responsible to support testing and verification activities; execute regular maintenance activities and support the configuration control and definition of the network interfaces

A part of your job will also be the execution of Transfer to Operations of service applications; the real­-time monitoring and control of the end-­to-­end product publication chains.

You will manage service incidents and anomalies.

Using your knowledge, you will be responsible for the generation and maintenance of Operational Procedures and work instructions, and also from the linux Shell scripting for operational incidents management.

You won’t work alone, you will also interface with other groups (software development teams, PDGS teams, Copernicus SCI team, Network and Security team).

You will support the update of web contents (e.g. user guides, news publication, service web portals); support the help desk for replying to operational engineering issues.

Extraction of service statistics and generation of weekly, monthly and quarterly Operational Reports and Service Performance Reports will also be a part of your job.

In return, we offer a friendly, supportive and professional environment that respects your work/life balance and ultimately contributes to the delivery of public services in Belgium and around the world.

Successful Candidate

You are an experienced Application Engineer and you hold a Master degree.

You have extensive in-depth knowledge in Linux Operating Systems (e.g. RedHat) and Linux shell scripting.

You also need to have good Knowledge of Database Management Systems (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL).

You can demonstrate your experience of working in a multicultural environment and to participate in multi-lingual meetings. For this you will need an excellent written and oral command of English. French would be an asset for this position. You need to be able to work in a team and to share and acquire knowledge and to show a pro­active problem solving attitude

To succeed to this position, you should also demonstrate knowledge of Earth Observation satellite data product format, remote sensing algorithms and of Copernicus Data Access Project.

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Important:

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. 

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Package Description

Joining Serco Italy’s amazing team offers:

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Great career opportunities in the Space industry
  • Competitive Salary
  • Corporate Benefits Package
  • Exciting relocation package (if applicable)
  • Company events
  • International environment

About the Company

Why should you join Serco ?

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

A world of opportunity - You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

Great people - You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

What we offer

  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.
  • Pension

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play when managing complex public services.  

We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities.  Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

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