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. As an organisation we’re operating a fleet of 10 satellites delivering weather and climate-related satellite data, images and products to our users worldwide.

Last Updated

17 November 2020

Published on

18 May 2020

We are scheduled to launch and operate another each year until 2025. The work we do makes a positive contribution, helping protect lives, property and industries.

EUMETSAT staff members are drawn from each of the member states and 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 makes 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 outlook, EUMETSAT provides a world-class working environment in its modern headquarters with bright open spaces and a subsidised canteen. 

Located in the region of Hessen in West-Central 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, and more. Their 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.