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Remote Sensing Operator

Reference ID: GSI0000003
Full Time
Aldergrove, BC     

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Job Description

MDA is seeking an hourly/on-call Remote Sensing Operator to join the Near Real-Time Ship Detection project team located in Aldergrove, BC. 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.

Primary 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 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

Candidate Profile
  • 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 :
  • Candidates must hold or be eligible to obtain Secret Security Clearance
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours - shift work (including weekends) are required

MDA provides customers around the world with essential information solutions used for decision making. Using the latest technology to change the world. Our employees enjoy challenging careers with opportunity for growth and learning.

MDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: December 2, 2016
Closes:January 31, 2017
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