We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Supporting Applications Engineer
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 Key Person shall support the maintenance and evolution of off line Ground Segment elements, specifically for quality control, calibration and validation, data visualization and auxiliary data management and services. The application software is mainly developed in C/C++, PERL, and Python. For data visualization a good knowledge in IDL and ENVI is desirable. The Key Person’s duties will include a range of tasks, from the support of the day to day operation and maintenance, the analysis, design, development and testing of the facilities which also includes the handling of anomalies, upgrades and configuration changes for these facilities. The Key Person will be the focal point when it comes to integrating each individual Facility into a system context, covering all aspects from early SW development, definition of interfaces, system integration and testing, and end to end testing of the production system.
Tasks will also contain the setting-up and implementation of maintenance policies and procedures as well as the co-ordination with external providers of maintenance services. In support to operations, the Key Person may also be required to provide on call support as part of a team of maintenance engineers.
Besides the above described routine tasks, the Key Person will also be expected to contribute to design and system engineering/re-engineering activities in the area of expertise for existing and future production systems. Candidate areas are programmes such as, MTG, EPS-SG, Jason-CS, Sentinel 3, etc.
The Key Person is also expected to be involved in further development of product quality monitoring and calibration and validation activities in Operations and in future projects. Contribution is expected principally in the development and implementation of the instrument and product monitoring and reporting function like CHART applications and SAPHIRE, in order to provide wide solutions in particular in the context of offline Monitoring/Quality Control applications used to support operational activities.
[In this context CHART is a telemetry monitoring tool, developed in python, primarily for analyzing and reporting instrument and spacecraft data retrieved from the MetOp, MSG and NOAA polar orbiting missions.
Near real time data is ingested into a central database where it is used for additional processing and made available for various analysis features.
The main aspects of the CHART framework are:
The end user functionality supplied by the system can be split into these broad areas:
In order to make CHART framework as useful as possible to end users it was developed to:
SAPHIRE is a monitoring and reporting tool designed to meet the various monitoring and reporting activities, performed by the Remote Sensing Operation team, related to the acquisition and Level 0 data production within the EPS programme for the METOP and NOAA spacecraft.
SAPHIRE SW is developed in python and the aim of the tool is to provide all the monitoring and reporting needs in a single maintainable package. The tool has been designed to be configurable to accommodate current and future satellites, changing reporting and monitoring requirements and ad-hoc investigation analysis, over the life time of a programme.
SAPHIRE tool performs the following application:
The activity is assumed, as a baseline, to require the full-time participation of one Consultant for the duration of the contract.
The tasks of the Key Person will be carried out mainly at Client facilities in Darmstadt, but travel within Europe may be required for certain activities.
Typically tasks will include:
Mandatory Attributes, Skills and Experience
In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, the Key Person shall have the following mandatory attributes, skills and experience:
The Key Person should possess very good communication, presentation and team working skills and be able to cope with very high workloads.
Moreover he/she should possess the following mandatory attitudes and attributes relevant for the development of his/her tasks:
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the following areas is mandatory:
Desirable Skills and Experience
Previous experience and knowledge in any of the following areas will be considered an additional asset:
The variety of the tasks and the scope of the systems to be supported require the Key Person to be able to work with a high degree of autonomy and to demonstrate good analytical skills.
The official languages are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore the Key Person must be able to work effectively in this language.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 29th 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.