Satellite Image Processing Engineer

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 26 Oct 2020

Job no:504525
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Sciences, Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO6

(HEO6) $80,053 to $86,473 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply.

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University. The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement. Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

Fixed-term position available for two years.

Work with a team that is developing cutting edge hyperspectral imaging sensors for satellite, drone and airborne remote sensing.

In 2021, CSIRO will launch CSIROSat-1, a hyperspectral infrared imaging mission, as a major step toward establishing Australian Earth Observation capacity from orbit. The CSIRO Satellite Optics Laboratory is dedicated to the development of new sensors for the space industry and the generation of ‘analysis-ready’ Earth observation data.

The successful candidate will work with a team that is developing cutting edge hyperspectral imaging sensors for satellite, drone and airborne remote sensing. The multidisciplinary team is based at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) on the Uni Adelaide’s North Terrace campus, just across the street from Lot Fourteen and the headquarters of the Australian Space Agency.

You will help develop simulations of high altitude and satellite imaging scenarios, plan imaging campaigns, develop data processing pipelines, and work with the rest of the team to demonstrate new methods for Earth observation. Some of the data processing we develop will be used to program onboard controllers to do real-time data processing onboard satellites or other remote platforms.

To be successful you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or relevant field such as computer vision, data science, machine learning (Honours or Master’s postgraduate degree desirable).
  • Solid understanding of image processing and computer vision concepts.
  • Experience working with and manipulating geospatial datasets using Python, R or Matlab.
  • Very good oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success working in a team environment.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 26 October 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Martin O’Connor
Grant-Funded Researcher (D), School of Physical Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 39238

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment this position, contact:

Michelle Carter
HR Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 39271

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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