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The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to the full Senate despite concerns by the committee’s Democrats about potential conflicts of interest.
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Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission.
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Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff.
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President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news.
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    Job Description
    TitleWeb Content Developer - Content and Web Application Consultant
    Job posted on01/02/2016
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description

    We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a

    Web Content Developer - Content and Web Application Consultant

    You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.

    Your Tasks Include:

    The Consultant will be primarily responsible for the preparation of web content relating to product catalogue information and technical documentation. They will be responsible for enhancing the layout and structure of content on web pages. It is also foreseen that they will prepare the user requirements for future web service evolutions.

    The consultant will work with experts across the organization, in particular the teams responsible for website maintenance, web based data access service such as the product catalogue (called the Product Navigator), the user registration service (the Earth Observation Portal), and Imagery service (EUMETView) as well as the USC Web Content Developer: Writer and Social Media Support.

    The main tasks of the consultant are:

    Produce and maintain Web based content (both textual and graphical) relevant to the current and future data, products and services of our Client, in particular to:

    • Maintain the product description based on ISO metadata standards within the Product Navigator,
    • Support the preparation of the “Image Library” section of the website with the provision of new examples of satellite imagery
    • Create news items in a timely fashion

    Enhance and maintain Web page content describing EUMETSAT’s satellites, data and imagery with the aim of:

    • Introducing new graphical elements
    • Reorganizing content layout to improve readability/usability
    • Supporting the development team in the enhancement of web applications like EUMETView, the Product Navigator and the Earth Observation registration portal
      • Support the preparation of user requirements
      • Participation in the verification and validation activities as a user representative (user tests definition, user tests execution)

    Generate and analyze web statistics:

    • Prepare reports on web usage
    • Identify usage trends across specific areas of the web site

    Work with various website and web application developers to enhance web services:

    • Support the preparation of user requirements for web services:
      • Web site re-design
      • Web application enhancement (e.g. Product Navigator, Earth Observation Portal)
    • Provide version release support through validation reviews
      • Maintain test plans and prepare test reports
      • Conduct maintainer/operator testing

    Participate in cross-organizational meetings, e.g. Web Service Team meetings

    All tasks and deliverables shall be performed in accordance with relevant Client working practices and guidelines, and the Consultant is asked to support the maintenance of these practices and guidelines.


    Your Profile:

    In addition to having a university degree in a related discipline, the Consultant shall meet the following essential criteria:

    • Several years of experience in Web content provision
    • Experience in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript writing and editing skills
    • Experience in working with image-based/movie web content, using formats such as JPEG, PNG, MP4
    • Familiarity with graphics design packages, e.g. Adobe Creative Suite & Photoshop
    • Familiarity with web mockup tools, e.g balsamiq
    • Familiarity with Web usability best practices
    • Good quality written English
    • Knowledge of MS Office
    • High-level of autonomy in working arrangements and the ability to apply initiative and creativity in the execution of tasks.

    This will be demonstrated through at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in relevant disciplines.

    Furthermore, it would be a distinct advantage for the Consultant to have experience with:

    • Experience of using, XML,XSD, and XSLT
    • Experience in programming languages like Python, Ruby, Perl for small task automation
    • Experience with ISO 19115 metadata editing
    • Experience in generating content for Web sites using a Content Management System
    • Experience of Search Engine Optimization
    • Experience of providing web content for an international audience.

    The Consultant shall be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and disciplined manner and must be able to work with the minimum of supervision, acting as a credible and professional representative of our Client.

    Fluency in English is mandatory and a working knowledge of French would be a significant advantage.


    REFERENCE: 16-211972

    LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany


    CLOSING DATE: 26th April 2016

    MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from private and public corporations to national and international authorities and agencies.

    Contact information
    CompanyMoltek Consultants Ltd
    Contact namePeter Clarke
    AddressThe Business Centre
    Green Road
    United Kingdom
    TN12 8JS
    Phone+44(0)1892 725000
    Fax+44(0)1892 725001
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