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2 Jun 2015

Remote Sensing Remote Sensing Operator

gisjobs Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description

MDA is looking for a permanent, hourly/on-call Remote Sensing Operators to join the Near Real-Time Ship Detection project team. The Operators form a team undertaking and overseeing the data reception from the satellite, the data processing, and the data product generation in accordance with the operations timelines. This involves pre-pass preparation activities, data reception, processing, and near real-time product generation and delivery for scheduled satellite passes. Outside scheduled passes, staff will undertake other product generation and GIS application tasks, and also system maintenance activities.

As a Remote Sensing Operator, you will provide pre-pass, reception and processing, and post-pass activities, which include, but are not limited to:

Pre-pass system configuration verification and checks
Monitoring of reception progress, automated processing stages, verifying reception and processing reports, image quality checks, and general troubleshooting
Data exploitation through running proprietary software to produce time-critical SAR Detection Reports and also potential oil pollution identification, validation of detections, and data dissemination
Ongoing non near real-time activities to oversee processing, delivery, and archiving activity status reports, and other GIS application work and remote sensing product generation
Performing general system administration and maintenance tasks, including, but not limited to:
First line maintenance for system hardware and software
Performing preventative maintenance and diagnosing failures and options for repair
Acting as a back-up to the System Administrator on routine maintenance, including back-ups, user account administration, as well as archiving and storage management
Job Requirements:
Requirements (experience/skills):
Post secondary education in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Engineering, Physical or Computer sciences, or an equivalent combination of experience and education
At least one year of experience in remote sensing or Geographic Information System (GIS) fields or a combination thereof
Good computer skills and proven experience in a Microsoft Windows/UNIX/LINUX environment
Worked on or with systems with two or more servers
Interest in SAR image processing
Proven ability to be a team player

Comments/Special Considerations:
Successful candidate must be able to obtain and hold security clearance at the Secret level
Must be willing to work flexible hours – shift work (including weekends)
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