Space Debris Engineering Services

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DEIMOS is selecting a candidate to be located at ESOC a Space Debris Engineering service to ESA Space Debris Office.

DEIMOS is selecting a candidate to be located at ESOC a Space Debris Engineering service to ESA Space Debris Office.

Main Duties:

The main duties envisaged for the current position are:

  • Support mission customers for the compliance verification analysis task
  • Contribute to mission milestone reviews for compliance aspects w.r.t. mitigation guidelines
  • Perform, in support of missions, runs with DRAMA, Scarab and Snappshot and document the results
  • Follow-up external research, as well as internal Research Fellow and OSIP activities and plan/adapt internal work accordingly
  • Support CDF sessions
  • Support the definition of the studies for TDE, GSTP and other ESA programs in the area of space debris.
  • Provide Training on OPS-SD software and processes to internal and external trainees also in training sessions not organised by ESA
  • Routine operation of ESA’s conjunction event prediction system for internal and external customers (apart from Copernicus missions)
  • Detailed analysis and consultancy in the case of a high-risk conjunction event in liaison with the Flight
  • Control Teams, external customers and Flight Dynamics
  • Contributions to the Maintenance, evolution and upgrade of ESA’s conjunction event prediction system and documentation including procedures
  • Contributions to LEOPs where expertise on space debris is required
  • Contributions to the development of the Consolidated Astrodynamics Platform, Debris Mitigation
  • Facility, and applications based on them
  • Contributions to the evolution and upgrade of ESA’s DISCOS database system and systems based thereon
  • Contribute the ESA’s re-entry forecasting process
  • Standby for project support in the areas of the Space Safety Programme
  • Support to the interfacing with external entities, such as CSpOC for the analysis of conjunction events
  • Participate to the office’s regular monthly infrastructure coordination meetings
  • Participate to the office’s regular routine meetings
  • Present and promote ESA achievements recent research and work performed at the Space Debris
  • Office at international conferences (once per year), and support related public relation or outreach activities
  • Support the organisation of conferences and workshops, and run space debris office demonstration towards VIP tours in the space debris facility
  • Provision of technical expertise to the ESA Technical Responsible in responding to TV, broadcast and newspaper interview requests on space debris

Education:

Relevant university degrees in the field of either astronomy, mathematics, engineering, or physics.

Professional Experience:

Depending on the application category.

Technical Requirements:

Essential Requirements:

  • The Service will be required to be delivered with skills to apply knowledge to develop solutions to technical (mathematical and dynamical) problems in cooperation with customers and other experts
  • The Service will require to be delivered with the ability to define, implement, validate and operate software which applies the above solutions (using at least Linux scripting languages, Fortran, C++, Python)
  • The Service will be required to be delivered with good communication and presentation skills

Desirable Requirements

  • The Contractor will be required to be familiar with the ESOC environment
  • The Contractor will be required to be familiar/experienced with Space Debris tasks
  • The Contractor will be required to have experience with Linux, network services and protocols, and system administration
  • The Contractor will be required to have the ability to multi-task efficiently; working on multiple activities; multiple missions simultaneously.

Specific Requirements:

  • A high degree of independence
  • Understand the way the CDF works
  • Understand the way the IADC works
  • Understand the way the Space Safety Program works
  • Understand the way flight dynamics and spacecraft control teams work
  • Negotiation skills
  • Coordinate Systems and Reference Frames
  • Orbital Mechanics
  • System engineering
  • Space Debris Matters (observation, modelling, mitigation, risk assessment)
  • Orbit determination aspects
  • Space surveillance techniques and principles
  • Re-entry aerothermodynamics principles and tools
  • Software engineering
  • Support to Outreach activities
  • Software versioning, continuous integration and deployment, and configuration management
  • Database systems, in particular the use of SQL in postgreSQL
  • Basic understanding of the hardware (PCs, RAID, back up mechanisms …)
  • Ensuring a seamless operation of the software systems in routine processes, retrieval of the necessary data
  • On-call support in line with the technical requirements and pre-arranged shift work outside normal working hours during LEOPs

Language Skills:

Fluency in English, both in speech and writing

Personal Skills:

  • Coordinate and interact with other service providers in operations and other fields.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience dealing with external interfaces

 

Tagged as: python, C++, flight dynamics, compliance verification analysis, drama, scarab and snappshot, fortran

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