Job Opportunities
Job offer CLOSED: Senior Engineer for the Data Reduction of the Gaia mission
Area of job
Type of job
The Gaia group at IEEC – UB-ICC is seeking an experienced researcher in astrometry with proven knowledge in simulations and massive processing of astrometric and photometric data obtained from space missions.

The job will involve deep responsibility on the design of the architecture of the GOG data generator of the Gaia mission. The chosen candidate will be the responsible of the GOG development team under the supervision of the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC). He/She will be in charge of the validation control and the quality assurance of the simulations delivered.

The job requires:
  • A deep knowledge of Java software architecture, design and development
  • Deep knowledge and long experience on data treatment in astronomy
  • Proven experience on Database Servers (Oracle, MySQL, HSQLDB), XML databases
  • Familiarity with Space research and large teams work
  • Documentation on ECSS standard
  • Latex, Subversion, Eclipse and visualization tools like GNUplot also desirable.
  • Fluency (both written and spoken) in English. Spanish and Catalan a plus.
We intend to fill this position as soon as possible. The contract will be until the end of 2013, although an extension is possible. The salary will be agreed upon with the successful applicant.

Contact Person: Lola Balaguer – email:
Generalitat de CatalunyaUniversitat de BarcelonaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasCentres de Recerca de Catalunya