EO Data Processing Engineer

£30000 - £40000 per annum
15 Mar 2017
14 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
EO Data Processing Engineer

Position Description
With over 36 years in the industry, CGI Space is a rapidly growing business with exciting projects and prospects across the Navigation, Earth Observation, Satcoms and Spacecraft Operations domains. We currently have around 500 members working on projects in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands.

We are seeking to expand our team of professionals with opportunities at a variety of levels to service our clients' needs and to explore and implement new business opportunities in Space.

CGI's space team has a particular need for experts in the processing of satellite imagery and other remotely sensed data. The scope of the work undertaken within the space team includes software evolution and maintenance activities on large infrastructural programmes, development of platforms to enable the exploitation of Earth Observation (EO) data, infrastructure projects to support the storage and dissemination of EO-derived products as well as the development of new EO-enabled products and services.

The EO Data Processing Engineer will participate in a range of activities focused on EO exploitation which could include investigative work exploring the potential for new EO application domains, the development of new EO-enabled solutions and services, feasibility studies to determine the operational potential of EO-enabled service concepts and implementation/delivery of operational EO-enabled services.

The EO Data Processing Engineer will also contribute to the identification and realisation of new business opportunities within the downstream EO applications domain by supporting business development activities through technical contributions to new proposals and offers. Your future duties and responsibilities
* To provide expertise in image processing in support of CGI contributions to consortium-based R&D initiatives in line with overall project goals
* To contribute to technical project deliverables
* To interpret user and customer requirements for the definition of technically viable and relevant EO product and service specifications
* To provide expertise in EO and GIS to support the development of new applications:
- - Contribution of ideas and concepts for new and innovative EO-enabled products and services
- - Technical development work to generate new algorithms and production workflows for the implementation of EO-enabled products and services
* To maintain awareness of emerging EO and GIS technologies and techniques
* Contributions to technical proposals for prospective EO-related opportunities to support and sustain CGI's position in the industry and to contribute to growth in the space team Required qualifications to be successful in this role
* Degree in Applied Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Management, Environmental Science or related fields
* Proven experience in the applied use of EO data, both SAR and optical would be advantageous but demonstrably expert in at least one (preferably in a commercial context)
* Excellent awareness of and ability in the application of image processing techniques (implementation of production workflows and automation would be excellent)
* Experience of relevant image processing software packages (such as ENVI, ERDAS, ESRI, SNAP and relevant open source options e.g. QGIS, ORFEO)
* Strong oral and written communication skills in English
* Ability to organise own work and manage multiple tasks in parallel
* Enthusiasm for problem solving and can do attitude to work
Highly desirable skills and experience
* Relevant programming experience or aptitude an advantage (Python, C++, IDL)
* Knowledge of implementing geo solutions in a web environment (Geoserver, OpenLayers, OGC standards etc)
* Knowledge of relevant EU entities, particularly ECMWF, ESA and EUMETAT would be an asset
* Knowledge of relevant EU programmes, such as Copernicus
Starting salaries depend on the current level of expertise and experience. Our roles require Security Clearance to SC Level, or a European Equivalent, so you must have lived and worked in the EU for the past 5 years, and be willing to obtain this level of clearance if you do not already have it. At CGI, we're a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company - one that has grown to 68,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients - and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at www.cgi.com.

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

CGI is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, CGI is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs. Skills