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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:56 +0000
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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:32:25 +0000
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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:14:02 +0000
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    TitleImaging Operator - Photointerpretation Earth Observation
    Job posted on18/05/2017 (modified on 01/06/2017)
    Contract typeTemp/contract
    Start datewithin 2 months
    Job Description


    The Imaging Operator - Photointerpretation Earth Observation will work within the production operations team as part of a large team to support the critical operations of the satellite imaging scheme at each shift, reporting to the Production manager and / or the chief Of shift (in the operations of the shift).

    Within its responsibilities, with associated training, will be included a series of tasks related to the image processing acquired by our satellites, including DEM / DSM editing, pre-processing of images, georectification, generation of precision model and characterization of objects.




    FP or Middle and High School.

    Knowledge in video processing, topography, mapping, GIS, geomatics, remote sensing, computer science, geoscience, digital image or other technical fields or equivalent experience



    The main tasks to be carried out include:

    - Collection and preparation of image processing inputs, including reference images, DEM / DSM, etc.

    - Review, analyze, prepare and process satellite images with high attention to detail and accuracy

    - Classify and mark image scene content to support analysis and production

    - Conduct ongoing quality assurance controls on products to ensure they meet customer requirements

    - Coding and delivering products to the customer

    - Supervise and guarantee the quality and timely flow of image products to customers through the processing scheme

    - Coordinate with members of other teams to optimize end-to-end activities

    - Report any system anomaly

    Secondary tasks may include:

    - Support development tasks such as system testing and maintenance of documentation

    - Provide support to the Production manager and the shift manager if necessary, particularly in order to meet customer needs

    - Support ongoing activities to improve operational performance, efficiency and robustness

    - Support system maintenance activities if necessary





    Minimum experience required (beginner). Relevant work experience such as image processing or GIS and / or working in an operational (proceduralized) environment will be valued





    Important attention to detail as well as concentration and self-motivation

    Capacity for teamwork

    Good work ethic and ability to follow directions

    Technical skills and ability to solve problems

    Interest in learning

    Willingness to improve efficiency and capabilities

    Good time management skills

    Good verbal and written communication skills

    Experience with image processing software (ex Geomatic)

    Advanced user level in Microsoft Windows operating system, with some experience in command line tools. Positive knowledge of Mac OS

    Preferential fluency in Spanish and English


    Shift work will be required, including weekends, nights and holidays

    Guards and overtime may be required


    Travel will not be required


    - Fast, dynamic, (production-centric) team, flexible/evolutionary, with growth opportunities.

    If you are interested in this vacancy, please send us your resume to:

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    CompanyDeimos Imaging
    Contact nameHR Department
    AddressParque Tecnológico de Boecillo
    Edificio Galileo - Gris - 103
    Boecillo (Valladolid)
    EmailPlease use above URL to apply

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