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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

2018-11-14 00:07:15| National Hurricane Center (Atlantic)

000 ABNT20 KNHC 132307 TWOAT Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 700 PM EST Tue Nov 13 2018 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Disorganized showers and thunderstorms over portions of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the adjacent waters are associated with a tropical wave interacting with an upper-level low. Significant development of this system is not expected due to unfavorable upper-level winds and interaction with the islands of the Greater Antilles. Even though development is unlikely, locally heavy rainfall is expected to continue over portions of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico over the next day or so as the system moves generally west-northwestward. This activity will then spread over the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas Wednesday night and Thursday as the system turns northwestward. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent. $$ Forecaster Cangialosi

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System and Operations Manager for MetOpSG

2018-11-13 18:30:46| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Vacancy in the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes. ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged. Post System and Operations Manager for MetOpSG This post is classified A2A4 on the Coordinated Organisations salary scale. Location ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands Description Meteorological Operational Second Generation MetOpSG System and Operations Manager in the MetOpSG Project Division of the Earth Observation Projects Department, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes. Duties MetOpSG is an operational meteorological programme established in cooperation with Eumetsat, with ESA being responsible for the definition and development of the space segment and, on behalf of Eumetsat, for the procurement of the recurrent satellites. Reporting to the MetOpSG Programme Manager, the postholder will be responsible for the System and Operations aspects of the MetOpSG space segment design, ensuring full coherence with the MetOpSG mission requirements and operational interfaces, and consistency with the MetOpSG financial framework. The main tasks and responsibilities include defining, consolidating and maintaining MetOpSG satellites system requirements, ensuring coherence with Eumetsat mission and operations requirements coordinating with other MetOpSG teams e.g. Payload, Engineering to ensure consistency of requirements, designs, testing and performance including endtoend instrument performance with systemlevel needs liaising with the Eumetsat counterpart to ensure that the respective system and operations activities are efficiently and optimally aligned managing industrial activities for System and Operations aspects assessing and reviewing space segment architecture and design, including identification and analysis of options, tradeoffs, design drivers, etc. critical analysis and maintenance of all system and satellite budgets and performance levels, and timely instigation of corrective actions where necessary managing the accommodation and satellitetoinstrument interfaces of thirdpartyprovided instruments onboard MetOpSG in cooperation with Eumetsat, defining and maintaining the technical and operability interfaces between the space segment and Eumetsat ground segment and contributing to relevant requirements documents defining and maintaining functional requirements for satellite simulators, RF suitcases, etc. critical reviewing and analysis of all aspects related to onboard software definition and validation to ensure the required observability, operability and maintainability needs are met monitoring and guiding definition and development of the MetOpSG Operations concept covering both nominal and contingency ensuring timely availability of all documentation and information Flight Operations Manuals, procedures, databases, support tools, etc. as required to support the development of the Eumetsat MetOpSG monitoring and control centre ensuring a rigorous approach to system and performance validation, including flight operations procedures and databases during satellite system validation testing managing the System and Operations team, defining daytoday tasks and objectives, setting annual performance objectives and assessing performance including training needs, ensuring staff motivation and commitment to project goals. In carrying out these tasks, the postholder will coordinate closely with other Section Heads, support Directorates e.g. Technical Quality Management and Eumetsat to ensure a common understanding and coherent approach. The postholder will report regularly to the Programme Manager on the implementation of these tasks, and will escalate programmatic, technical or personnel issues as appropriate. Technical competencies System engineering ESA space systems procurement, development and verification processes and standards incl. code of best practices and project reviews Management and delivery of space systems development projects within cost and schedule Experience of managing technical interfaces between subsystems both within ESA project team environment and for the industrial consortium Experience in spacecraft andor payload operations including definition, analysis and implementation of Failure Mode and Recovery concepts Experience in satellite inorbit commissioning and performance verification methodologies Experience in multiagency cooperative programmes Leadership competencies Driving performance Developing motivating people Fostering cooperation effective teamworking Behavioural competencies Responsible DecisionMaking Problem Solving Planning Organisation Communication Teamwork Education Applicants for this post should have a Masters degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant physical sciences or engineering subject. Additional requirements Proven experience in the area of Systems Engineering is required. In addition, candidates should have the potential to manage individuals or a team in a project the ability to organise their activities and ensure a motivating work environment strong leadership capabilities, with proven relationship management and communication skills the ability to drive their teams performance, developing their people by encouraging learning, delegating responsibility and giving regular and constructive feedback strong problemsolving skills to deal with daytoday operational challenges, together with demonstrated planning and organisational skills a strong results orientation with the ability to set priorities and present practical solutions both orally and in writing the ability to manage challenging situations proactively and constructively and to be customer focused. Previous people management experience is an asset for the position, as is international experience, i.e. outside the candidates home country, as well as experience in diverse functional areas relevant to the activities of ESA. Other information For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework. The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset. The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests. The closing date for applications is 12 December 2018. If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resourcesesa.int. 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 and Slovenia. According to the ESA Convention the recruitment of staff must take into account an adequate distribution of posts among nationals of the ESA Member States. When shortlisting for an interview, priority will first be given to internal candidates and secondly to external candidates from underrepresented Member States. see Nationality Targets In accordance with the European Space Agencys security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment. Recruitment will normally be at the first grade in the band A2 however, if the candidate selected has little or no experience, the position may be filled at A1 level. Apply HERE

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

2018-11-13 18:04:12| National Hurricane Center (Atlantic)

000 ABNT20 KNHC 131704 TWOAT Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 100 PM EST Tue Nov 13 2018 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms extending from the Leeward Islands to Puerto Rico are associated with a tropical wave interacting with an upper-level low. Significant development of this system is not expected due to unfavorable upper-level winds and interaction with the islands of the Greater Antilles. Regardless of development, this system is expected to bring locally heavy rainfall to portions of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico over the next couple of days as it moves generally westward to west-northwestward. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent. $$ Forecaster Brennan

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Eastern North Pacific Tropical Weather Outlook

2018-11-13 18:03:43| National Hurricane Center (East Pacific)

000 ABPZ20 KNHC 131703 TWOEP Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1000 AM PST Tue Nov 13 2018 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. $$ Forecaster Brennan

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JasonCS EndtoEnd Instrument Chains Performance Engineer

2018-11-13 17:29:33| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Position Reference 287 You will have the opportunity to support in the overall system aspects for endtoend instrument chains, i.e. involving the space segment platform and instruments as well as the ground segment. You will provide support in the area of system and mission performance engineering and onground instrument data processing engineering. Tasks and Activities The scope of work will include Followingup performance requirements, allocation and budgeting performed by space segment and instrument providers Following up the definition and development of the onground instrument data processing specifications e.g. algorithms and product formats Following up the development of the onground instrument data processing systems, test tools and test data Followingup and reviewing definition of approach for modelling of system performances, space segment andor instrument providers review of adequacy of related performance modelling tools Contributing to the preparation and analysis of the system performance budgets, collecting input from space segment, instruments and ground processing segment reporting any noncompliances and following up resolution Contributing to the consolidation and maintenance of the system requirements, including tracing to space segment, instrument andor ground segment requirements and tracking of the status of compliance reporting any noncompliances and follow up resolution Contributing to the consolidation of the verification approach for system performance requirements and contributing to the maintenance of the related verification matrix Contributing to the assessment of the ground data processing algorithms and CalVal algorithms developed as part of the JasonCS ground segment and confirm that they allow meeting the System Performance Requirements reporting any noncompliance and follow up resolution Contributing to the validation of products and ground data processing algorithms Following up the verification, integration and acceptance of the onground instrument data processing elements Contributing to regular reviews of System, Space Segment, Instrument and Ground Segment documentation Participate in formal reviews and technical meetings at System, Space Segment, Instrument and Ground Segment level Providing input for support preparation of documentation for System and Ground Segment level reviews. Skills and Experience The following skills and experience are mandatory You have a University degree in the domain of engineering, science, or equivalent You have at least 3 years of combined experience in the field of engineering of space andor ground systems, in the area of Earth observation from space in the field of endtoend mission performance analysis, budgeting and verification for spaceborne observing systems You have a good knowledge of relevant spaceborne observation instruments JasonCS satellites will embark a radar altimeter, a microwave radiometer, a GNSS receiver and a radiooccultation instrument. You have a good knowledge of ground data processing algorithms and ground processing environment. The following skills would be highly desirable You have experience in verifying onground instrument data processing systems You have experience in development of test data sets and processor prototypes You have experience in specification of operational products for earth observation missions. How to Apply Looking to take your career to the next level? Interested applicants should submit their CV and Cover Letter to RHEAs Recruitment team at careersrheagroup.com no later than 03122018. Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above. About RHEA Group RHEA Group is a leading engineering consultancy firm with demonstrated expertise in space, system and secure software solutions. We attract skilled engineers, scientists and management professionals and offer a range of exciting career paths working alongside clients such as the European Space Agency, the European GNSS Agency, EUMETSAT and NATO.

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RF Payloads Systems Antenna Measurement Technician

2018-11-13 15:30:08| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Serco is a specialist at delivering vital services on behalf of European, National and Local Governments. Serco Europe employs a large workforce in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy and the UK. Our European operations have ca. 2,000 employees delivering critical services to public institutions throughout Europe. For our activities in ESTEC, we are currently looking for a RF Payloads Systems Antenna Measurement Technician. Package description Full details on application. Relocation assistance provided if applicable. Main responsibilities The successful candidates activity will cover mainly the following tasks Assist with the integration, configuration and running of RF test equipment andor RF test setups employed in evaluating the performance of RF subsystems or instruments for space application such as Atomic Clocks and Time and Frequency Test beds. Navigation payloads. Linear and Nonlinear characterisation of subsystemsdevices. Life limited RF payload equipment PIM performance, multipactor performance and high power evaluation. Remote sensing space born radar Calibration transponders. TTC and Communication test beds. Development of software using VEE andor Lab View for automated testing, control and monitoring of RF performance. MICMMIC integration using dedicated equipment such as wire and ribbon bonding machines, eutectic die bonding and testing using on wafer probing station. General laboratory support such as, scheduled maintenance, calibration of the laboratory equipment, continuous upgrade of test facilities, replacement of consumables, design of mechanical housings, thermal plates and test jigs for RF circuits. Maintaining the Divisional TECEF equipment inventory list, which involves useoperation of dedicated software for traceability and control of inventory including lent out equipment. Organisation and maintenance of laboratory library, which includes documentation operating manuals, test reports and general documentation. Ideal candidate The successful candidate will bring a Technical Degree Bsc., Diploma or equivalent from a recognised institution or equivalent, together with at least 4 years of experience in a relevant area. Furthermore, the Key Person will have A strong background in RF, microwave and millimetre wave technologies and experience in preparation of test setups, integration and testing of RF Equipment Active, Passive, timefrequency references and RF Payloads. Good experience with LabViewVee Pro and tools for automated testing, control and monitoring of RF performance. Good working knowledge of Thermal Vacuum chamberssystems is required. Experience in maintenance and calibration of general RF laboratory test equipment and instrumentation. Good experience with various industrystandard CAD tools, and generic software tools for payload systems monitoring and control Fluent English. Important Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law. Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process. Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. For positions located within the Darmstadt Support Office please note that only applicants with no family affiliation within the Company will be considered. Data Protection When creating a profile on the Serco Career Centre you agreed to the Data Protection policy, a copy is available upon request. You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time. About the company Serco Services GmbH, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multinational Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide. Sercos space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest onsite service provider with ca. 300 staff. 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.

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Satellite Platform Operations Engineer

2018-11-13 15:30:08| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Serco is a specialist at delivering vital services on behalf of European, National and Local Governments. Serco Europe employs a large workforce in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Italy and the UK. Our European operations have ca. 2,000 employees delivering critical services to public institutions throughout Europe. Package description Full details on application. Relocation assistance provided if applicable. Main responsibilities The Key Person will provide service to the Meteosat Spacecraft Operations Team. The tasks in the area of SC platform routine operations and operations preparation will typically include Familiarisation with the MSG satellite design and operations procedures as necessary Contribution to the conduct of routine operations of the inorbit MSG spacecraft. Provision of Satellite Operations Engineer oncall service Performance evaluation and trend analysis to monitor the inflight behaviour of the spacecraft, including support to yearly and specific operations reviews e.g. eclipses, reconditioning, manoeuvres, decontamination, etc Contribute for both current and future missions to the production and maintenance of Automated and Manual procedures, Operational databases Special Operations Instructions SOIs, Other operational documentation e.g. SOE Guide, Contingency Operations Guide etc. Contribution to the maintenance of the MSG Flight Operation Manual Contribution of SubSystem expertise for the Satellite Simulator maintenance and engineering for current and future missions Contribution to the satellite monitoring and control facility operations team and maintenance team to ensure that the facility, including the telemetry analysis tools, is always fit for its purpose Participation to the activities related to the MSG Routine Operations Support provided by the MSG satellites manufacturer Analysis and investigation of operational events and anomalies particularly relating to the operations of the MSG Spacecraft and associated ground segment elements Preparation and production of routine reports as necessary Participation in the preparation and specification of ground system updates including the MC systems and monitoring analysis tools Preparation and review of technical notes and attendance at technical meetings and reviews Preparation presentation of Flight Ops Team training material regarding SC Operations. Contribution to the MTG system operations development for SC operations related topics. Contribution to the implementation, test and reviews of the different operations related elements of the MTG system including satellites and ground segments. Contribution to the MTG operations preparations activities, mainly at Space Segment level but including also Ground Segment aspects. Participation to the preparation and execution of the Operational System Validation activities also including SVTs, rehearsals and the necessary training activities for the various operations personnel prior to system commissioning. Contribute to the definition andor review of MTG commissioning activities. Ideal candidate In addition to having a University degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, the key person shall have proven experience of spacecraft operations. Furthermore, it would be a distinct advantage for the key persons to have experience with some of the following Operations andor design of satellite Payload for earth observations Operations preparation of a satellite project Routine spacecraft operations for Geostationary missions. The key persons shall be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and disciplined manner, demonstrating analytical approach and attention to detail and shall be able to work calmly and correctly under stress and must be able to work without supervision. The official languages of EUMETSAT are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore the key persons must be able to work effectively in this language. Important Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law. Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process. Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. For positions located within the Darmstadt Support Office please note that only applicants with no family affiliation within the Company will be considered. Data Protection When creating a profile on the Serco Career Centre you agreed to the Data Protection policy, a copy is available upon request. You may submit a written request revoking your consent to this agreement at any time. About the company Serco Services GmbH, part of the Serco group, A FTSE250, Multinational Service Provider with over 50,000 employees worldwide. Sercos space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies We work alongside EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency, where we are the largest onsite service provider with ca. 300 staff. 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.

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CESAR Science Operations IT Support

2018-11-13 13:30:25| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Specific Tasks Provide Science and Operations IT Support to the CESAR mission by performing the following tasks Development and maintenance of all CESAR educational SW framework o maintenance of the CESAR web pages and content management o SW support for the development of interactive Scientific educational cases o maintenance of CESAR infrastructure SW e.g. control room monitoring system educational tools etc. o ensure security standards are duly applied to all CESAR SW associated developments o manage CESAR database system o development and maintenance of CESAR educational management software tools calendar tools web administration tools, databases Web interface for schools etc. IT support and hardware coordination for CESAR programme o configuration and maintenance of computers and related hardware for the CESAR project CESAR Control Rooms computers 3D printer 3D projector, network hubs, wall monitors, educational computers for training etc. o maintain CESAR regular inventory o CESAR telescopes Webcams network maintenance Multimedia content creation for CESAR Education o support the creation of a CESAR Interactive School by supporting the creation of APP and webbased interactive educational tools based on CESAR developed scientific cases o configure and manage CESAR hangout sessions for teachers workshops o continuous assessment of new potential technologies for innovative education initiatives e.g. virtual reality augmented reality robotics 3D printing etc. o CESAR Community manager coordinatorsupervisor o coordinate the development of CESAR promotional Multimedia image and videos Requirements University degree and experience in relevant fields. Experience in software programming, notably using JAVA, C, Visual Studio, APP developments IOS Android, Arduino and Web design. Experience in educational projects, notably for primary and secondary schools. Sound knowledge and experience in Multimedia edition Videos production, postproduction, image processing, CAD design, web 2.0, JavaScript, augmented reality, Proficiency in the use of Linux, Windows and iOS. Excellent organisation skills for projects execution and associated documentation. Fluency in English and Spanish. laboratory test equipment and instrumentation.

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Systems Engineer Optical Payload

2018-11-13 13:30:25| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Primary Purpose of the Role The Systems Engineer will work with the Lead Systems Engineer on Equipment, PayloadPlatforms activities within phase ABCD of proposalsprojects focusing on optical design architecture and optics alignment. The Systems Engineer will define requirements, architecture, design and verification for space systems in accordance with relevant European Space Agency flight standards. This will be completed in accordance with relevant Thales Quality Management and industry Standards. Reporting to the Systems Engineering Manager with technical oversight provided by the Design Authority. The main duties and responsibilities will include Experience in space optical system design, image sensors and filters Experience in calibration, alignment testing for optical payloads Perform modelling, simulation and tradeoffs for the payloads Analysis of customer requirements and flow them into a compliant subsystem specifications Deliver technical documents and estimates for proposals and reviews on time. Selection of parts suitable for the space environment Interface Management and Specification Requirements Engineering through the engineering project Critically review inputs from the different teams systems, software, mechanicalthermal Definition of test procedures Supporting integration and testing at unit and Spacecraft level Support to reviews at all levels of the design, development and testing of the function Liaise with customers and subcontractors on technical issues Experience with Requirements management tools such as DOORS, and modelling tools will be an advantage Experience with scripting languages Experience with MatlabSimulink Experience with Zemacs would be an asset The position will be based at the TASUK Bristol office but up to 10 of work may need to be conducted at subcontractors or customer premises, typically in UK or Europe. Key Responsibilities and Tasks Deliver defined tasks to budget schedule Generate specification, architecture, development and validation plans Analyse and where appropriate identify developments required at EM and EQM to support flight development Implement and test hardware in accordance with relevant standards Support Skill Lead in optimising approaches to engineering processes

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

2018-11-13 12:29:13| National Hurricane Center (Atlantic)

000 ABNT20 KNHC 131129 TWOAT Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 700 AM EST Tue Nov 13 2018 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms moving through the Leeward Islands are associated with a tropical wave interacting with an upper-level low. Strong upper-level winds and interaction with the islands of the Greater Antilles, while the system moves generally westward, should inhibit tropical cyclone formation. Regardless of development, this system is expected to bring locally heavy rainfall to portions of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico over the next few days. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent. $$ Forecaster Roberts

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