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Position: Operations Scientist for INTEGRAL Operations

Status: Closed
Place: Spain
Candidate requirements:
  • A good knowledge of applied physics, at least part of which related to Space Technologies and Astrophysics.
  • Expertise in the development and command of modern and commonly used scientific analysis software, ideally with applications in Space Science.
  • Good understanding of Scientific Operations of an international space-based observatory.
  • Excellent analytical and communication experience.
  • Flexibility and appreciation of diversity and of international working-environment.
Skills summary:
  • Timeliness and efficiency of short-term planning of observations, including calibration and engineering observations.
  • Overall efficiency of long-term planning, effective coordination with other observatories as possible.
  • Quality and timeliness of the support to the TAC during the proposal evaluation process.
  • Level and quality of the interactions with instrument teams as required for operational duties.
  • Correct and timely update of user documentation.
  • Documents generated in the period at the dates required by the project milestones and internal plans.
  • Reporting inline/in time with the approved schedule.
  • Meeting/work group attendance and presentations in line with requests.
  • Identification of updates & improvements to SOC tools
    • Bug reports raised and analyzed
    • Functioning and validated tools
  • Support to the engineering system development particularly for the planning software (ASPEN, MAPPS, EPS) as well as to Instrument Model Development
  • Documented process and procedures in the appropriate format for the mission
  • Identification of updates & improvements to those tools
  • Support to the engineering system development particularly for the planning software (ASPEN) and downlink (NAVCAM, data volume analysis, data analysis)
Tasks and activities:

Specific Tasks:

  • Interaction with the INTEGRAL Science Data Centre (ISDC) for the dissemination of data from the archive created and maintained at the ISDC.
  • Support the Time Allocation Committee (TAC) and Project Scientist during the proposal evaluation process, e.g., by technical evaluation of proposals or serving as secretary for TAC panel meetings.
  • Contribution to INTEGRAL ToO activities especially linked to the detection and follow-up of electro-magnetic counterparts of Gravitational Wave and High Energy Neutrino events.
  • Support to the planning and development of the INTEGRAL Legacy Science Archive.
  • Maintenance of and support to the OSA scientific data analysis software and INTEGRAL instrument calibration.

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CV submission deadline: Oct 25th 2019
Working language: English

Position: Software Development and Maintenance Support

Status: Closed
Place: Spain
Candidate requirements:
  • Master degree or equivalent qualification in Physics or Engineering with background in astronomy.
  • Experience in providing support and interacting with instrument scientists and engineers and with the scientific community
Skills summary:

The service to be provided requires the following generic Software Engineering qualifications:

  • Experience on ESA Science Ground Segment software engineering processes, such as ECSS-E-ST-40C
  • and ECSS-Q-ST-80C standards
  • Experience in software configuration control processes and tools
  • Experience in software development under Linux
  • Some scientific background would be an asset

The service to be provided requires the following specific Software Engineering qualifications:

  • High level of expertise in Solar System geometry and ancillary information data and systems (including SPICE)
  • Experience in providing support and interacting with instrument scientists and engineers and with the scientific community
  • Knowledge of science operations planning is an advantage
  • Programming languages: C, Perl, Python, IDL, Java, Matlab, JavaScript, Fortran
  • Development of Web Applications, experience with Apache Tomcat technologies
  • Knowledge of XML/JSON technologies

Optional Requirements

  • Experience in other programming languages, such as Java, C, Python
  • Experience in data modelling and database design
Tasks and activities:
  • Mission-specific SPICE Kernels Preparation
  • Auxiliary Data Conversion System Development and Maintenance
  • SPICE Archive Generation
  • Auxiliary Data Handling Technical Support and Consultancy
  • SPICE Training and Community Capacity Building
  • Scientific Geometry Data Analysis and Exploitation Services
CV submission deadline: Oct 07th 2019
Working language: English

Position: Instrument Operations Scientist

Status: Closed
Place: Spain
Candidate requirements:
  • Master degree or equivalent qualification in Physics or Engineering with background in astronomy.
  • Good communication skills.
Skills summary:
  • Calibration and data analysis for CCD and near-infrared instrumentation
  • Science and payload operations for space missions
  • Handling common astronomical file formats e.g. FITS
  • A background in astronomy and experience with Python applications with good broad knowledge of Python is beneficial
Tasks and activities:
  • Support to payload calibration activities including analysis of data from on-ground test activities
  • Support to instrument operations preparations including Performance Verification phase plan preparation and instrument operations modelling for the SOC commanding system
  • SOC operations preparation including the creation and validation of SOC operational procedures for downlink operations (routine telemetry processing, quick look and trend analysis) and uplink operations (generation of commanding requests)
  • Participation in System, Operational, Validation, Tests, and other on-ground test campaigns.
  • Testing and validation of new deliveries of SOC software, including regression testing
CV submission deadline: Oct 02th 2019
Working language: English

Position: Test Engineering Support

Status: Closed
Place: Spain
Candidate requirements:
  • Master degree or equivalent qualification in Physics or Engineering with background in astronomy.
  • Good communication skills.
Skills summary:
  • Science and payload operations for space missions
  • Mission operations and interfaces to mission operations systems (such as SCOS-2000, Mission Information Base and EDDS)
  • Handling common astronomical file formats e.g. FITS
  • A background in astronomy and experience with Python applications with good broad knowledge of Python is beneficial
Tasks and activities:
  • Support to SOC system integration activities, including the development of processes or tasks necessary for overall integration or operation,
  • Generation of test data for test activities, in particular instrument data for Quick Look testing,
  • Maintenance of test information in JIRA.
CV submission deadline: Oct 02th 2019
Working language: English

Position: Technical IT Support

Status: Closed
Place: Spain
Candidate requirements:
  • University degree in Computer Science, related Engineering discipline, or equivalent.
  • Good communication skills.
Skills summary:
  • knowledge in container orchestration (e.g. kubernetes)
  • knowledge in big data technologies (e.g. spark, hadoop)
  • knowledge in IT automation technologies (e.g. Ansible, StackStorm, Terraform)
CV submission deadline: Sep 24th 2019
Working language: English

Position: Optical Engineer

Status: Closed
Place: The Netherlands
Candidate requirements:
  • Master degree or equivalent qualification in Physics or Engineering with background in Optical Engineering.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and a stringent schedule.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the outside world.
Skills summary:
  • Good familiarity with optical design and performance assessment software like Zemax, ASAP, FRED, with specific emphasis on straylight simulation aspects
  • Good familiarity with computer programs such as Excel, MathCAD and MATLAB and/or Python.
CV submission deadline: Nov 23th 2018
Working language: English

Position: Optical Engineer

Status: Closed
Place: The Netherlands
Candidate requirements:
  • Master or PhD or equivalent in Optical Engineering or physics.
  • Project and/or industrial experience in the design, engineering and testing of various types of optical instrumentation.
Skills summary:
  • Support integration and performance testing of optical instruments.
  • Participation to instrument design reviews.
  • Support of optical instrument developments including resolution of critical development problems.
CV submission deadline: Oct 21th 2018
Working language: English

Position: Optical Engineer

Status: Closed
Place: The Netherlands
Candidate requirements:
  • Master or PhD or equivalent in Optical Engineering or physics.
  • Project and/or industrial experience in the design, engineering and testing of various types of optical instrumentation.
  • Good working knowledge of ZEMAX and/or CODE V (and preferably also ASAP).
  • Hands-on experience in optical manufacturing techniques, alignment and tolerancing.
Skills summary:
  • Be able to function as part of a team.
  • A proactive and flexible attitude will be required.
  • An ability to work independently and to establish good working relations.
CV submission deadline: Jun 30th 2018
Working language: English

Position: Mission Analysis and Software Engineer

Status: Closed
Place: The Netherlands
Candidate requirements:
  • A university degree (at least Master’s degree) or equivalent qualification in a engineering subject.
  • Very solid experience relevant to the task description in particular with the SW skills related to multi language (C, C++, Java) and multi platform (LINUS, OSX, Windows) development and related development tools/environments;
  • Ability to work autonomously and with rigour within the boundaries of assigned tasks and stringent schedule, and supervise Contractor’s activity accordingly.
  • Proficient in the English language (spoken and written).
Skills summary:
  • Experience in management/administration/maintenance of the anomaly tracking system (Mantis), the CM (Git) and the CI system (Jenkins).
  • Experience in design, code, test and run small Software tools.
  • Experience in administration and Investigation of anomalies.
CV submission deadline: Feb 10th 2018
Working language: English

Position: Instrument Operations Scientists

Status: Closed
Place: Spain
Candidate requirements:
  • A university degree (at least Master’s degree) or equivalent qualification in a relevant physical science or engineering subject.
  • Solid background in the analysis of spectral and time domain data acquired on variable stars.
  • Experience in working in a large consortium and have experience in conflict solving in a context without direct hierarchical relationships.
  • Experience with miscellaneous time domain analysis methods and knowledge of analysis methods as: classification engines, using miscellaneous variability classification methods, and techniques like random forest classification and un-supervised learning.
Skills summary:
  • Experience in designing, coding and testing the resulting science analysis software using JAVA is required.
CV submission deadline: Jan 03th 2018
Working language: English

Position: Software Assurance Support Engineering

Status: Closed
Place: Spain
Candidate requirements:
  • Master’s degree in software engineering or computer science with background on space engineering.
  • Configuration management of complex systems.
  • Software engineering and PA in critical applications.
Skills summary:
  • Professional experience on SW engineering and quality assurance.
  • Experience in tools as JIRA, Sonar, Confluence, Jenkins, Git, Nexus, Maven is an asset.
CV submission deadline: Dic 07th 2017
Working language: English

Position: Engineering and Scientific Support to Earth Observation

Status: Closed
Place: The Netherlands
Candidate requirements:
  • A university degree (at least Master’s degree) or equivalent qualification in a relevant physical science or engineering subject.
  • Demonstrated background and experience in systems for Earth Atmospheric Composition monitoring and science studies in a space project environment as well as knowledge of aerosols and ozone observational data.
Skills summary:
  • Good knowledge of programming tools and languages relevant to the implementation and maintenance of the system performance models (e.g. MATLAB).
  • Solid analytical skills and the command of the physics and techniques of Earth limb observation systems (bright limb, solar/stellar occultation).
CV submission deadline: Oct 31th 2017
Working language: English

Position: Software development and maintenance support (2)

Status: Closed
Place: Spain
Candidate requirements:
  • University background in a scientific or technical subject.
  • Relevant professional experience of several years in configuration management, IT web based technologies and WINDOWS / MAC systems and project support activities.
Skills summary:
  • Good knowledge of project management standards and concepts.
  • Good knowledge of standard configuration control methods and practices.
  • Good knowledge of configuration control tools (e.g. JIRA).
CV submission deadline: Oct 13th 2017
Working language: English

Position: Software development and maintenance support (1)

Status: Closed
Place: Spain
Candidate requirements:
  • The ability to act as a system architect for such a complex software development.
  • Knowledge of mission planning concepts and processes.
Skills summary:
  • Extensive experience with Graphical User Interface (GUI) programming.
  • Recent experience in C++ for a minimum of at least 4 years.
  • Experience with the Qt toolkit or any comparable C++ based GUI toolkits.
CV submission deadline: Oct 13th 2017
Working language: English

Position: Optoelectronics Engineer

Status: Closed
Place: The Netherlands
Candidate requirements:
  • Background in detector and quantum technologies.
  • Preferably PhD level in Photonics or Optics.
Skills summary:
  • Experience in the design, development and testing of opto-electronic systems and components.
  • Good system experience in the use and application of fibre-optic components and sensors in spacecraft engineering, and/or experience with high-power pulsed laser systems, complex optical set-ups and vacuum systems.
CV submission deadline: Oct 02th 2017
Working language: English

Position: Software Engineer

Status: Closed
Place: Germany
Candidate requirements:
  • University degree in Computer Science, Physics, related Engineering discipline, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in implementing Linux real-time software for embedded systems as well as high-level distributed applications and messaging systems.
Skills summary:
  • Minimum five years of professional experience in software development, covering analysis, design, implementation, testing, documentation, maintenance.
  • Highly proficient with (soft) real-time control software and with low-latency communication in a distributed system, preferably Linux RT (preempt).
  • Excellent command of C++ (or alternatively strong C++ but excellent C). Strong Python programming skills.
  • Strong abilities and experience with working in a software development team, with (unit) testing, and with software engineering practices like version control including the related tooling.
CV submission deadline: Sep 30th 2017
Working language: English

Position: EO Application Support Engineer (2)

Status: Closed
Place: The Netherlands
Candidate requirements:
  • PhD preferably in oceanography, physics or geophysics, or other appropriate scientific fields.
  • At least two years of experience in related remote sensing applications development and/or research.
Skills summary:
  • Extensive professional experience on product definition, calibration, validation, algorithm development, quality assessment and exploitation of Earth Observation data.
  • capable of working effectively in a team with minimum supervision and have excellent communication and presentation skills.
CV submission deadline: Sep 12th 2017
Working language: English and/or French

Position: EO Application Support Engineer (1)

Status: Closed
Place: The Netherlands
Candidate requirements: A PhD preferably in Earth Science, or other appropriate scientific fields, and have a deep understanding of climate change science.
Skills summary:
  • Good knowledge of the international climate community and policy decisions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Website content management experience and website analysis skills.
  • Experience with design software such as Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop.
CV submission deadline: Sep 12th 2017
Working language: English and/or French

Position: Detector control software engineer

Status: Close
Place: Germany
Candidate requirements: University degree in Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
Skills summary:
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in implementing real time software for embedded systems as well as higher level, object oriented distributed applications and messaging systems.
  • Excellent knowledge of C/C++ and python.
  • Experience in (unit) testing.
  • knowledge of operation system Linux.
CV submission deadline: July 19th 2017
Working language: English

Position: Perfomance simulations engineer

Status: Closed
Place: The Netherlands
Candidate requirements: Degree in Software, Telecommunications or Physics
Skills summary:
  • Knowledge in Satellite environment, Ground System and remote sensing.
  • Optical payload simulators and processors, such as ENVISAT/MERIS or SPOT.
  • Familiarity with computer programs such as MATLAB and other libraries.
  • Familiarity with UML.
  • knowledge of operation system Linux and Windows.
CV submission deadline: July 15th 2017
Working language: English