PDGS Engineer

City
Frascati
Pays
Italie
Application deadline
Lundi, avril 30, 2018
Reference number
028
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Description

You will have the opportunity to support the PDGS Project Manager and the Data Quality and Algorithms Management office for the implementation of the Payload Data Ground Segments for the Biomass missions.

Tasks and Activities
  • Management Support to the Instrument Processing Facility, Calibration Facility, Data Quality Control and Instruments Monitoring sub-systems technical officers for:

    • Preparation of the PDGS sub-systems managerial documentation (e.g. implementation plan)
    • Preparation of the PDGS sub-systems contractual documentation (e.g. SoWs)
    • Management of industries in charge of PDGS sub-systems development
    • Coordination of PDGS sub-systems reviews
  • Preparation of the requirements documents for the PDGS sub-systems listed above

  • Support to PDGS specification for the part relevant to the PDGS sub-systems listed above (e.g. PDGS SRD, Architectural design, Interface Control Documents, etc.)

  • Support the acceptance by the PDGS Project of PDGS external CFIs

  • Review of documentation from various sources: ESA, Industry during the project phases dealing with sub-systems implementation and testing.

  • Participation to Ground Segment Reviews and PDGS reviews organised either by ESA or by Industry

  • Management of the review item discrepancies, system or software problem reports and actions linked to PDGS Sub-Systems implementation contracts

  • Generation of technical notes whenever needed during the relevant project phases

  • Operations of the various supporting tools for the part relevant to the PDGS sub-systems implementation (e.g. Documentation Management System)

  • Support to the PDGS Integration and Validation and Ground Segment Validation phases addressing for the relevant PDGS sub-systems:

    • Integration of the facility within the processing centre
    • Definition of integration and validation tests
    • Run of integration and validation tests procedures
    • Test results analysis
    • Test reporting
  • Support for operators training and preparation of operational documentation for the relevant PDGS sub-systems

  • 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 the relevant PDGS sub-systems

  • Support for the management of PDGS Operations, system behaviour monitoring and reporting during commissioning for the relevant PDGS sub-systems

  • Definition 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 the definition of the utilisation of data from the space segment level testing and to the definition of space to ground interface tests for the processors

  • Support to products format definition

  • Participation to the Biomass Mission Advisory Group

  • Ad-hoc development of tools for the accomplishment of the PDGS sub-systems engineering, testing and validation, etc.

Skills and Experience
  • University degree or equivalent qualification, in physics or telecommunication preferably applied to Remote Sensing and Earth Observation

  • 4 years of working experience in the SAR domain with experience of calibration or SAR processing

  • Good understanding of and background in geophysical sciences and/or specific instruments relevant to the considered mission

  • Proven experience in SAR polarimetry and/or tomography

  • As an asset, experience with ESA or national Agencies in the definition and development of:

    • Instrument and data monitoring systems

    • Data quality control systems

    • Instrument Processors

    • Calibration systems

  • As an asset, knowledge of the ESA Earth Explorers missions (and instruments) and processes related to their PDGS development

  • Programming skills (e.g. MatLab®, IDL, python in order to develop tools for the accomplishment of the engineering, testing and validation activities) would be an asset;

  • Knowledge of the ECSS standards and documentation and configuration control management techniques would be an asset

  • IT and cloud processing experience would be an asset

 

Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above.

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