ESA is hiring a Core Platform Data and Applications Engineer

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  • Job Req ID:  14205
    Closing Date:  02 January 2022
    Publication:  Internal & External
    Vacancy Type:  Fixed-Term
    Date Posted:  26 November 2021

    Vacancy in the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes.




    DestinE Core Platform Data and Applications Engineer for the implementation of the European Union’s Destination Earth Initiative in the DestinE / DTE&U Office, Earth Observation Mission Management and Ground Segments Department, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes.


    The objective of the Destination Earth (DestinE) Initiative is to develop a very high-precision digital model of the Earth to monitor and simulate natural and human activity, and to develop and test scenarios that would enable more sustainable development and support European environmental policies. DestinE will contribute to the European Commission’s Green Deal and Digital Strategy. It will unlock the potential of digital modelling of the Earth’s physical resources and related phenomena, such as climate change, water/marine environments, polar areas and the cryosphere, etc., on a global scale to speed up the green transition and help plan for major environmental degradation and disasters.



    You will have delegated responsibility for the procurement, development, transfer to operations and maintenance of the DestinE Core Platform applications and data applications for end-users. This responsibility encompasses all aspects of the DestinE data lifecycle (generation, access, storage, catalogue), as well as the necessary environment for enabling use.


    Technical competencies

    Technical management experience in large EO data management projects

    Solid understanding of the evolution of the EO data management landscape

    Sound knowledge of data infrastructures and processes including Cloud-, HPC-, Data Lake- Network- and Modelling and AI aspects

    Experience in interfacing with external parties, including institutional entities, industry and user communities/services

    Experience in negotiating agreements, preferably in an international context



    A PhD or master’s degree in science or engineering is required for this post.


    For a complete job description, please click on Apply.


    The closing date for applications is 02 January 2022.

    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.


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