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CHIEF DATA SYSTEMS - 366376
CHIEF DATA SYSTEMS
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Chief Data Systems
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Chief Data Systems to design, develop, implement and manage a high performance computing environment and data management system aligned with global standards for earth observation data that enables the storage, processing, discovery, dissemination, archiving and curation of satellite data and derived information products acquired and developed by the company.
Qualifications and Experience:
Master’s degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Systems or related qualification
10 years as a Senior Systems Engineer, Software Engineer or similar experience
+ 5 as head of technical systems team (management position)
Experience in agile systems and scrum will be an added advantage
Ability to communicate effectively in a range of communication styles to audiences in diverse situations.
Responsibilities of the role:
Perform regular analyses of critical metrics and assesses trends, deficiencies, improvement needs and decide on actions to be taken
Design, develop and implement an Earth observation data systems infrastructure aimed at realization of the business mandate and strategy
Continuously review technologies and ensure most up to date fit-for-purpose technology is being adopted
Provide data management and computer systems technical input in the development of value-added Earth observations products and services
Contribute to the performance and meeting of objectives and targets of the organization
Act in alignment with user needs and system functionality to contribute to organizational policy
Identify problematic areas and implement strategic solutions in time
Ensure the short-term and long-term data systems view is maintained and implemented
Adhere to national & international approved data and systems governance standards and associated interaction with compliance and audit functions and authorities
Preserve assets, information security and control structures
Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems
Monitor risks to data and systems constantly and consistently, identify and address risks including deviations and contraventions
Define and oversee the integration and maintenance of the ground and virtual data receiving systems, system terminals and data dissemination platforms (integration across all systems: internal, supplier and user systems)
Keep abreast of relevant technology and engage in knowledge generation and sharing (publications, conferences, webinars, workshop)
Identify opportunities and build collaborations internally, nationally and internationally
Apply systems engineering and acquisition management principles.
Design and implement the appropriate ICT infrastructure to manage EO data
Plan, organize, control and evaluate computer and data systems operations based on approved systems architecture
Inform the infrastructure requirements and readiness for the receipt, translation and dissemination of EO data
Implement metrics for performance monitoring and continuous improvement (e.g. systems uptimes, cost of systems availability, usage ratios, added value, etc.)
Provide ground segment requirements and specification during satellite mission planning projects
maintenance of procedures for effective data management.
Continually review data management strategies.
Ensure data management systems with appropriate databases are in place
Ensure formulation and development of robust software engineering applications for data management and processing (acquisition to dissemination) and production of value-added products.