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Operations 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. 

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.

Role Responsibility

Duties and Responsibilities: 

-Overall end-to-end realtime  monitoring and operations for ESA Earth Explorers Live Missions, ESA Heritage Missions, ESA Third Party Missions;

-Investigate and understand root causes for issues in operations;

-Watch carefully for operational problems by studying performance results and systems functioning and ways to apply improvements to optimize processes;

-Develop corrective actions to solve the operations issues;

-Support the start-up and integration of new operations projects;

-Create scripts enabling the automation of standard tasks;

-Managing system and application incidents in order to fixing the system and to restore the service as soon as possible;

-Managing system and application problems in order to locate the underlying root causes to prevent incidents from re-occurring;

-Software Change and Release Management;

-Software Integration and validation activities;

-Software Installation and operational verification;

-Data Transformation (i.e. conversion to standard Satellite formats);

-Ensure the Satellite Data Dissemination to end users;

-Establish, document and maintain operational procedures;

-Collect, analyze and summarize engineering and operating trends and data;

Successful Candidate

Technical skills:
-Excellent Shell Scripting 
-Python and PHP programming
-Knowledge of the Java Suite 
-Knowledge of HTML and XML
-Linux (Mainly Red Hat and CentOS)
-Knowledge of DBs technology: MySQL; ORACLE; PostgreSQL; SQL
-Familiarity with Storage technologies
-Good Networking technology knowledge
-Familiarity with Cloud technologies
-Requirements Definition and Analysis
-Good English Technical Writing 
-Familiarity with ESA ECSS standards
-Project Planning 
-Knowledge of Satellite products' standards is an asset 

Personal Skills:
-Fluent in English Language (written and spoken)
-Good communications skills
-Capacity of working in team
-Capacity of achieving schedule and milestones
-Capacity of working under pressure


• 5 years of experience in programming and scripting
• 2 years of experience in ESA infrastructures 

ITIL Certification (≥V3)
English Certification (≥ B1)


If candidates with equally relevant experience are identified, preference will be given to candidates within "Categorie Protette (Law 68/99)" or registered in “lista di mobilità” (only applicable in case of Italian candidates).


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. 

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.


About the Company

Serco Italia Spa, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multi-national Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide.

Serco European Agencies

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