ESA is looking for a Science Operations System Engineer.
ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. For this purpose, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.
The European Space Agency maintains a world-leading Science Programme with missions in heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics and fundamental physics. The Department for Science and Operations (SCI-S) hosts the scientists who oversee the space missions from study to end of operations; it develops the science operation systems for the missions and operates the missions in space; and it archives and curates their data during operations and beyond. Our main objective is to maximise the scientific output of the missions for the benefit of humankind.
You will be responsible for all engineering aspects of the development, implementation and maintenance of science archive systems at the ESAC Science Data Centre (ESDC), reporting to the Science Archives Development and Operations Manager (SCI-SAA) in the Data Science and Archives Division in SCI-S. You will work in close collaboration with the missions and the community, and be responsible for coordinating the work of the companies providing services to support your tasks.
You will be expected to strive for innovation and excellence in system and software engineering, within the standards adopted at ESA, promoting and extending adoption of those methods, processes and standards to all ESDC activities.
Specific responsibilities will include:
Experience in information technology system engineering
Experience in developing/operating data management and archiving systems
Experience in managing industrial contracts
Experience in project management
A MSc or equivalent degree in software or computer engineering, space science or space applications for this post is required.
An asset for this position is technical competencies acquired in the context of data archiving and databases in space science, i.e.
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The closing date for applications is 22 July 2021.
At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us at email@example.com.
Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is an equal opportunities employer that offers competitive salaries exempt from national income tax and excellent employment conditions, such as allowances for expatriates and relocation support. For more information: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA
We are the European Space Agency. Our mission is the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of everyone. We watch over Earth, develop and launch inspiring and unique space projects, train astronauts and push the boundaries of science and technology, seeking answers to the big questions about the Universe. We are a family of scientists, engineers and business professionals from all over Europe working together in a diverse and multinational environment. We are dedicated to united space in Europe and united Europe in space. Learn more: http://www.esa.int/