PDGS-Level 2 Processor Engineers

Location: Italy, Frascati Application deadline: 13 August 2021 Reference number: 975
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RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We have over 650 staff working across 11 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.

When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data  and ground systems within our own offices.

To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.

We are currently looking for two PDGS-Level 2 processors Engineers, to work at our client premises in the city of Frascati, Italy.

The key persons, one on the EarthCARE and one on the BIOMASS mission, will provide technical expertise to support the PDGS Manager in all tasks related to the operational L2 processors and algorithms, instrument calibration and performance monitoring and L2 data quality.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • Management Support:
    • Preparation/Maintenance of EarthCARE or Biomass L2 and Cal/Val managerial documentation (e.g. implementation plans);
    • Coordination of industries in charge of L2 algorithm sub-systems development and L2 product quality related activities;
    • Reviews within EarthCARE or Biomass L2 and Cal/Val related projects;
    • Planning and Preparation of documentation for the phase E2 L2 related data quality activities (including L2 processor maintenance and evolution as well as product validation and monitoring).
  • Support the PDGS Project for the acceptance EarthCARE or Biomass level 2 Processors.
  • Review of documentation from various sources: ESA, Industry, Cal/Val community.
  • Participation to Ground Segment Reviews and PDGS reviews organized either by ESA or by Industry.
  • Support to the PDGS Integration and Validation and Ground Segment Validation phases 
addressing the PDGS Level 2 processors.
  • Management of the review item discrepancies, system or software problem reports and action linked to L2 and Cal/Val activities.
  • Generation of technical notes during the relevant project phases.
  • Operations of the various supporting tools for the part relevant to L2 and Cal/Val related activities (e.g. Documentation Management System and Action Tracking).
  • Support for operators training and preparation of operational documentation for the phase E2 data quality management.
  • Support for definition and documentation of the PDGS Commissioning.
  • Implementation Plan and procedures for the relevant PDGS sub-systems.
  • Support for the preparation of the launch and the implementation of rehearsal activities for Cal/Val and L2 applications.
  • Support to the definition of ICMF Operations, monitoring and reporting during commissioning related to level 2 products.
  • Support to definition of monitoring concept and associated monitoring database for EarthCARE or Biomass level 2 products.
  • Support to the definition of quality reports for the EarthCARE or Biomass level 2 products.
  • Quality control results analysis and reporting during commissioning.
  • Definition and evolution of products Quality Control and Instruments Monitoring baselines.
  • Support for processing algorithms definition and review.
  • Support for calibration strategy and algorithms definition and review.
  • Support to products format definition.
  • Participation to the EarthCARE or Biomass Mission Advisory Groups and Quality Working Groups.
  • Ad-hoc development of tools for the accomplishment of the PDGS sub-systems engineering, testing and validation, etc.
  • Workshop planning.

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • University degree or equivalent qualification, preferably in engineering or Remote Sensing.
  • Good understanding of and background in geophysical sciences and/or specific instruments relevant to the EarthCARE or Biomass mission.
  • Experience in data quality control and product validation.
  • Experience in validation and calibration activities.
  • Programming skills, in particular Python, aimed to develop tools for the accomplishment of the PDGS engineering, testing and validation.
  • Autonomy in writing technical notes, specifications and reports in English.
  • Good inter-personal skills and team spirit.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • Knowledge of other languages (e.g. MatLab, IDL).
  • Knowledge of the ESA Earth Explorers missions (and instruments) and processes related to their PDGS development.
  • Experience in operational processors development.

 

This position is open to protected categories under Italian Law 68/99 (“Rules for the right to work of disabled people”).

Questa posizione e’ aperta alle categorie protette L. 68/99.

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RHEA Group is a growing international company, focusing on providing innovative, market-ready solutions and services in our key sectors of Space and Security for both commercial and institutional customers. We have over 650 staff working across 11 different countries. We work with distinguished clients such as the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT, NATO, European Commission, Canadian Government and national space agencies.

When you work for RHEA, you will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best talented minds and experts in our industries, either working at our clients sites on some of the most exciting space missions or on cutting-edge projects in security, concurrent design, data  and ground systems within our own offices.

To attract the best candidates, RHEA offers our employees competitive remuneration packages, unique career opportunities, individualised training and development programmes and local relocation support to take the stress out moving to another country or city. We are recruiting now. We understand your concerns during this period of a global pandemic and we will work with you, at your pace ensuring your questions are answered and maximum flexibility is offered.

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