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EPS-SG End-to-End Instrument Processing Chains System Architect Engineer (m/f

   

Project 

Sent-3

Required Start Date

May 2015

Duration

permanent 

Submission Deadline

20th March 2015 

Location

EUMETSAT - Darmstadt

Technical Requirements

LSE Space is looking for an experienced Engineer (m/f) in order to fulfill the duty of

EPS-SG End-to-End Instrument Processing Chains System Architect Engineer

 

for our customer EUMETSAT in Darmstadt/Germany.

The primary responsibilities of this role will be:·        Refinement and maintenance of the System Requirements Document when dealing with instrument data processing chains, including analysis of the system design, requirements tracing and justification;

·        Definition of ground segment requirements and concepts related to instrument data processing chains (specifically definition of the operational processors, from level 0 up to level 2);

·        Definition and maintenance of the processing specifications (Product Generation Specifications (PGSs), Product Format Specifications (PFSs) and Auxiliary Data Specifications (ADS));

·        Development of reference processors that implement the functionalities defined in the processing specifications;

·        Development of the operational processors and of the related processing framework;

·        Definition of the approach for development, verification and validation (V&V) of the instrument data processing chains, including definition of testing concepts, test scenarios and test data sets;

·        Verification, integration and acceptance of the instrument data processing chains, specifically the operational processors, including generation of test data sets and development of test tools;

·        Maintenance and refinement of End-to-End (E2E) performance requirements (spectral, radiometric and geometric requirements) allocation and budgeting performed by space segment and instrument  providers, specifically when dealing with instrument data processing.

Typical activities to be undertaken by the consultant are:

·        Perform analyses to ensure completeness and coherence of the System and sub-system design for all aspects related to data processing and contribute as needed to the System Design Justification Document;

·        Analyse ground segment requirements related to instrument data processing chains and their implications on the system architecture and design; report about inconsistencies and follow up resolution of non-compliances;

·        Ensure that the operational processors which are developed as part of the EPS-SG Ground Segment are consistent with the EPS-SG System architecture and able to meet the EPS-SG system requirements (specifically E2E performance requirements (spectral, radiometric and geometric requirements) and timeliness requirements);

·        Provide reporting about inconsistencies and non-compliances;

·        Review and contribute to the preparation of the processing specifications (Product Generation Specifications (PGSs), Product Format Specifications (PFSs) and Auxiliary Data Specifications (ADS)) to confirm and ensure their consistency with the System requirements;

·        Review space segment and instrument documents (e.g. S2GICD, Instrument ICDs, APIDs/VCIDs allocation) to identify implications for the System when related to instrument data processing; review of instrument data processing algorithms and calibration concepts defined by industry with emphasis on their implications on data

·        processing interfaces and architecture;

·        Review ground segment documentation dealing with requirements, design and technical analyses of relevance for data processing to ensure consistency with system requirements and design;

·        Assess implications of/contributions by the data processing chains to End-to-End (E2E) performance requirements (spectral, radiometric and geometric requirements) and contribute to the compilation of E2E performance budgets; any non-compliances with the EPS-SG System E2E performance requirements need to be identified and resolved;

·        Participate in formal reviews and technical meetings at system, space segment and ground segment level when relevant for instrument data processing;

·        Prepare documentation for System reviews;

·        Coordinate interdisciplinary meetings relevant for instrument data processing chains;

·        Support studies (internal or external) and the evaluation of their results when relevant for instrument data processing.


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Academic Requirements

A University degree in an engineering discipline is required.

Specific Requirements

·        Proven experience in engineering of on-ground data processing elements,

including requirements specification, architecture and detailed design, definition of

interfaces and testing concepts for space-borne observing systems as imaging and/or

sounding instruments;

·        Demonstrated ability to perform analyses of a System (combined space and ground

segment) top down and to perform syntheses.

The following experience would be an additional asset:

·        Experience in verifying and validating complex real-time data processing systems for

space-borne observing systems as imaging and/or sounding instruments;

Experience in specification, development and/or procurement of instrument test data

sets and processor prototypes for space-borne observing systems as imaging and/or

sounding instruments;

·        Knowledge of relevant space-borne observation instruments (EPS-SG satellites will

embark sounders and imagers from the ultraviolet to the microwave range, a

scatterometer and a radio-occultation instrument);

·        Mission performance analysis, budgeting and verification for space-borne observing

systems as imaging and/or sounding instruments;

·        Experience in specification of operational products for earth observation missions.

 

 

Background information

Benefits:

A permanent employment contract.

Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Career path.

 

Security:

In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.

 

You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then send your application preferably online (CV in Word format) not later than 20th March 2015 to:

Andrée Scherschel (andree.scherschel@lsespace.com).

 

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