Minimize Performance Simulation Engineer

Date added: 03 July 2017

Organisation: ATG on behalf of EUMETSAT

Closing date for applications: 20 July 2017

Location: Noordwijk, the Netherlands

On behalf of one of their main customers, EUMETSAT, ATG are currently looking for a Performance Simulation Engineer who will provide engineering and scientific support to Earth Observation.

In preparation for the commissioning phase (CP) which aims at validating the instruments and products, a HW and SW infrastructure has to be established to assess and simulate the optical and the topographic instruments. This infrastructure will consist of instrument simulators (SPS) and prototype Ground Segment processors (GPP), provided through the Industrial consortium, plus additional tools necessary to perform commissioning tasks (for geolocation, coregistration, storage of products, etc.), which need to be identified and made available by the Agency. On top of the HW&SW infrastructure, test procedures shall be developed, which prepare the activities defined to be executed during the CP. This shall include means to react in a flexible way to contingencies. Preparation Of scenarios, rehearsal and re-planning of activities are foreseen as well.

In particular the tasks include:

  • Operate and control the instrument simulators and data processors HW & SW infrastructure, including task preparation in the perspective of rehearsals/commissioning activities
  • Generation of instruments simulated Packets using instrument simulators (SPS)
  • Generation of Optical and Topography products using processors (GPP)
  • Analysis of results (on packet level) vis-a-vis a defined success criteria
  • Analysis of SW anomalies
  • Support the preparation and execution of the Ground System Validation (GSV)
  • Support to specifications of expected anomaly corrections and MMI improvements
  • Implement the nominal and contingency test procedures for the execution of the activities defined in the CP tasks
  • During CP, being responsible for the execution of the test procedures
  • Support the preparation and execution of the hand-over process between development and operations

Experience and Education

  • Master's degree from a recognised Institution
  • Knowledge in satellite environment, Ground System and remote sensing in general is required
  • First experience of:
    • Optical payload simulators and processors, such as Envisat/MERIS or SPOT (mandatory), Topography payload, such as JASON, Cryosat (optional)
  • Candidates shall demonstrate good familiarity with computer programs such as MATLAB and other libraries
  • Familiarity with UML
  • In the field of System Management, knowledge of operation system Linux and Windows (mandatory), and Unix (optional)
  • Development environments
  • Fluent in the English language (spoken and written); knowledge of other languages is an asset

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