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Earth Observation Ground Segment and Data Manager

European Space Agency


Posted 3 weeks ago


Join the forefront of space exploration as an Earth Observation Ground Segment and Data Manager with ESA


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Frascati, Italy

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Expires at anytime

Be part of the esteemed Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes at ESA, where our goal is to revolutionize the accessibility of Earth observation data. By working with us, you'll contribute to a mission that's critical for understanding our planet, using cutting-edge, service-oriented architectures to support a broad user community.

Role Summary:

  • Oversee onboarding of new EO missions in pre-launch phases.
  • Manage operations post-satellite launch for data generation and management.
  • Contribute to the definition of system requirements for new EO missions.
  • Handle the development of mission-specific system elements.
  • Lead the data generation and management operations end-to-end.

Role Requirements:

  • A master's degree in relevant engineering discipline.
  • Expert knowledge of EO data generation and management systems.
  • Proven experience in operations management for EO systems.
  • Ability to work autonomously in an international team setting.
  • Strategic problem-solving skills and a high level of motivation.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusiveness, and we especially encourage applications from women and individuals with disabilities. Successful candidates will undergo selection tests and a basic security screening in compliance with ESA's procedures.

We are looking for an Earth Observation Ground Segment and Data Manager to join our team at the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes. Our mission is to generate and manage data from ESA and third party missions using a flexible and resilient industrial service-oriented architecture. This architecture enables all ESA-managed end-to-end activities needed to generate and make available validated, quality Earth observation (EO) science data to a wide user community.

The Role: You will be responsible for the onboarding activities of one or more EO missions during the pre-launch phases and/or for the data generation and management operations of one or more EO missions after the satellite launch. Your tasks and responsibilities will include the evaluation of new ESA EO missions, contributing to the definition of new EO mission system requirements, preparing the onboarding of new EO missions, managing the development of new mission-specific elements, and managing end-to-end the data generation and management operations for one or more EO missions.

Job Requirements: You should have a master's degree in a relevant engineering discipline, solid knowledge of data generation and management systems for EO missions, experience in key technical domains of EO data generation and management systems, and good experience in operations management for EO data generation and management systems. You should also have the capability to work effectively and with a good degree of autonomy in an international and interdisciplinary team, a high level of motivation and dedication, an overall system view, and a capacity to propose solutions within a broader, strategic perspective.

Benefits: We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. We therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged. 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.

Application Details: During the recruitment process, the Agency may request applicants to undergo selection tests. Additionally, successful candidates will need to undergo basic screening before appointment, which will be conducted by an external background screening service, in compliance with the European Space Agency's security procedures.


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