Working at EUMETSAT A Spot

Working at EUMETSAT


Information on working at EUMETSAT

Working at EUMETSAT A Spot
Working at EUMETSAT A Spot

It’s an exciting time to be working at EUMETSAT. We operate a fleet of 10 satellites delivering weather- and climate-related satellite data, images and products to our users worldwide.

Last Updated

07 August 2023

Published on

18 May 2020

We are scheduled to launch and operate satellites each year for the coming decade. The work we do makes a positive contribution, helping to protect lives, property and industries.

EUMETSAT staff members are drawn from each of our thirty member states. They are professionals who represent a diverse field of expertise, ranging from satellite operations, engineering, meteorology and data processing, to administration, law and finance.

The diverse backgrounds of our staff members make for a cosmopolitan and exciting working environment and EUMETSAT makes every effort to help new staff integrate, settle and thrive in their new surroundings.

In keeping with its global mindset, EUMETSAT provides a world-class working environment in its modern headquarters with bright open spaces, a subsidised canteen, a childcare centre and a broad range of social activities. 

Located in the state of Hesse in the centre of Germany, Darmstadt is a city of approximately 140,000 inhabitants. It is home to many major scientific and technical organisations, including EUMETSAT, European Space Agency Operations Centre (ESOC), T-Mobile, Merck amongst other. This development has led to Darmstadt being dubbed the ‘Wissenschaftstadt’, or ‘City of Science’, and makes it an economically prosperous and internationally diverse city.

As a result of its close proximity to Frankfurt, a major European transport hub, Darmstadt is easily accessible by air, rail and road. It is a 20-minute drive from Frankfurt International Airport, and its main railway station has links to major cities both within Germany and in neighbouring countries.