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Mission Performance and Processor Engineer

  • Reference NL-HP-4683
  • Location Noordwijk, The Netherlands
  • Closing date 19 January 2022

HE Space is a successful international space company. For nearly 40 years, we have been supporting our customers with qualified experts in the field of engineering, science and administration. We are currently looking for a Mission Performance and Processor Engineer to support our customer in the Netherlands.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities                 

As part of the Earth Observation directorate, you will support the team in the domain of End-to-end (E2E) Mission Performance covering both software and algorithm aspects. The chosen candidate will work integrated in the relevant Project Teams and will report to the System Manager (or equivalent role within the Project). The support will address:

  • The technical definition, the procurement, and the verification of the E22 Mission Performance Simulator software chain including the Instrument Simulator and the Level 1 Processor Prototype;
  • The definition and execution or supervision of activities within and outside ESA to ensure the E2E mission performance, in particular at Level-1.

To do this, the chosen candidate will contribute to the activities of the other staff and contractor personnel, interfacing with internal (e.g. Instrument Engineer, GS Engineer) and external (e.g. Industry, Mission Scientist, Level 2 team) actors as needed. Their specific duties will include:

  • Contribute to the overall specification of the E2E Mission Performance Simulator chain (from Scene Generation up to Level-2);
  • Monitoring the development of the Instrument Simulator Software developed through an ESA contract with industry;
  • Monitoring the development of the Level 1 Prototype Processor Software developed through an ESA contract with industry;
  • Monitoring the development and the integration of the overall E2E Mission Performance Simulator chain and its components, developed through an ESA contract with industry;
  • Reviewing the Level-1 and Instrument Simulator algorithms and input/output interfaces;
  • Perform the integration of E2E Mission Performance Simulator chain developed by industry with the L2 scientific components developed by scientists.
  • Ensuring that the E2E Mission Performance Simulator chain and its components and algorithms meet the required functionality and performance, taking into account system, instrument, geophysical model and calibration/validation facility aspects;
  • Installing, maintaining and operating an up-to-date copy of the E2E Mission Performance Simulator software at ESTEC;
  • Analysing impacts on the mission performance resulting from deviations during the development programme;
  • Ensuring the proper verification and validation methods are proposed and implemented;
  • Supporting Test Data production and verification;
  • Supporting the analysis of the data collected during on-ground and in-orbit calibration and characterization campaigns;
  • Developing any needed software tool to support all the mentioned activities;
  • Providing necessary inputs for the relevant internal and external meetings.
  • In performing the above duties the Contractor will work closely with the other staff of the relevant Project Team as well as coordinate for common practices, standards, tools with EOP-PE.

Skills & Experience

You will have the following qualifications and relevant experience:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in Computer science, Physics or Engineering;
  • Very good knowledge of computer environments and software development (Linux, compilers, debuggers, scripting such as python, shell scripts, perl…);
  • Knowledge of the Earth Observation (payload data) ground segment, including processes such as calibration, monitoring routine data processing, processors and facilities, interactions with other stakeholders (FOS, end users);
  • Knowledge of data analysis/processing (statistics, error budgets, simulations, data tools);
  • Working knowledge on remote sensing techniques;
  • Good level of autonomy and organization skills;
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of another European language is an advantage.

This job is located in Noordwijk.

If you think you have what it takes for this job, please send your CV together with a letter of motivation (both in English and in Word) to Chiara Grossardi, by clicking on the button “Apply for this job” quoting job NL-HP-4683 before 19-Jan-22.

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Mission Performance and Processor Engineer

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Chiara Grossardi
Chiara Grossardi
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  • +49 421 430 42313
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