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Application Architect (Python,C,IDL) (2246, L3)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.
We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators,committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

Serco and Proud - Make a difference every day.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Application Architect, based in Ispra.

Role Responsibility

The work should support the following tasks on a regular basis:
1. Maintenance of SeaDAS in its latest version;
2. Installation of tools to handle Sentinel-2/3 imagery;
3. Identification, preparation and documentation of the scripts required to run a batchmode processing of satellite data with appropriate software (relying on SeaDAS modules) with particular attention to ancillary data;
4. Testing and operating this environment with past and current sensors (including Sentinel-3 missions) and managing the D02 ocean color data archive;
5. Exploring the processing of new, high-resolution, satellite data (Landsat 8, Sentinel-2, HICO) for validation applications;
6. Contributing to the assessment, comparison and time analysis of satellite data series through the development of appropriate software;
7. Supporting the use of radiative transfer codes together with new software tools for the development of new/improved satellite products and the estimation of uncertainty distributions;
8. Supporting the definition of an optical classification environment to identify particular marine conditions.

The Ideal Candidate

· Expertise requested in IDL and C programming languages;
· Expertise requested in Shell and Python scripting in a Linux environment;
· Expertise on the management, processing and analysis of satellite or geospatial data files;
· Expertise on existing software dedicated to satellite data processing and analysis (like SeaDAS) appreciated;
· Expertise in R programming language appreciated;
· Capacity for planning and taking initiative in an IT environment applied to scientific endeavours;
· English verbal and written skills requested for reporting and software documentation.
Furthermore, the capability of working in an international/multicultural environment is needed.



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Package Description

Excellent Salary 

Corporate Benefits Package 

Relocation Assistance (if applicable)

Further information available from the Serco Europe Recruitment Team

About the Company

Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services to Governments employing over 50,000 people in over 20 countries In Belgium and Luxembourg we work closely with the European Institutions providing crucial Services with over 220 staff members.

The services we provide are often of critical importance to the communities and nations we serve, Providing public services is one of the most satisfying and rewarding careers you can have, you have an ability to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and to your community and country.

As a business which delivers “front-line” public services, employing tens of thousands of people, we are constantly developing and promoting people; our need for skilled professionals is insatiable and few companies can offer as many opportunities for individuals to grow their careers

What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service – To keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play here.

Serco provide the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action.

If you share our values then join with over 50,000 colleagues globally who are equally as passionate about delivering great service as you

A career with Serco offers the chance to work with both inspirational people and innovative contracts, in a dynamic and exciting environment.

We have a mandate to execute brilliantly and our people lead and inspire based on our core values, Trust, Care, Pride and Innovation.

Take pride in what you do.

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