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[Met-jobs] Sentinel-4 Science Product Coordinator [ J2200]

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Title: Sentinel-4 Science Product Coordinator [ J2200]

VEGA is one of Europe’s largest and most established space consulting and technology companies, and Europe’s leading space simulations company. We provide independent expert support across the earth observation, scientific, commercial and military domains of the space market as well as mission life cycle and programme lines worldwide. Visit us at http://www.vegaspace.eu/.

We currently have the following vacancy. To apply for this post please send a covering letter and a word formatted CV to careers@vega.co.uk. quoting the reference MJ/J2200.

Applications must be received by 25 February 2011, we will be unable to process any applications received after this date.

Job Title
        Sentinel-4 Science Product Coordinator [ J2200]
       
Closing Date for applications

        25 February 2011       
Location
        ESTEC, Holland 
Objective

        With responsibility for the definition of Sentinel-4 data products and the development of geophysical algorithms for Sentinel-4 including potential synergistic algorithms. Ideally, he/she also monitors the system performance budget up to and including the commissioning phase.

       
Responsibilities / Duties
        Performing the following main tasks:
·       Coordinate the definition and development of algorithms to be used in the conversion of calibrated engineering data (Level 1b data) to geophysical parameters (Level 2 data)

1       Initiate, manage and monitor the development of the Sentinel-4 mission simulator
2       Initiate, manage and monitor the development of the Level 2 prototype processor, including
·       Initiate and monitor the definition of the scientific retrieval algorithms

·       Support the definition of the ground segment requirements and interface requirements, regarding Level 1 / Level 2 processor implementation and data distribution to the GMES end users

1       Contribute to the preparation, planning and execution of the instrument commissioning and routine operations activities including the In-orbit Verification Phase and Calibration and Validation activities

2       Monitor the Sentinel-4 mission performance during commissioning phase (note: the monitoring of the Sentinel-4 mission performance during the operational phase is envisaged)   
Qualifications / Experience
        Higher University Degree in Atmospheric Science or remote sensing (or the equivalent).

Demonstrated experience in atmospheric science, with strong knowledge in atmospheric chemistry/composition

Strong fundamental background in atmospheric physics

       
Essential Skills
        Knowledge on remote sensing principles, retrieval techniques, error assessment, data assimilation principles
Expertise in retrieval from solar backscatter instruments
Familiarity with the GMES Space Component Programme
Familiarity with EUMETSAT and operational meteorological satellite programmes
Familiarity with Level 1 and Level 2 processing of atmospheric composition observations
(Strong) Experience in setting up (pre-)operational processing systems in an inter-agency context

       
Qualities

        Able to work independently and in teams
Good organisational, management and communication skills
Fluent in the English language

       
Further Details Location of Post and Project Reporting Interface

In performing these tasks, he/she will work in the Atmospheric Section of the Mission Science Division in close coordination with the Sentinel-4 Mission Scientist. He/she will establish a working interface with other members of the Sentinel-4 Project team and will report results of the activities directly to the Sentinel-4 Project Manager. For the mission simulator activities, he/she will be supported by D/TEC staff.

       
Benefits        Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including 25 day holiday, life assurance and a contributory pension scheme are offered to the successful candidate

       
Security

        In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.     


Helen Heath
Recruitment Administrator - Shared Services

SELEX Systems Integration Ltd
2 Falcon Way
Shire Park
Welwyn Garden City
Herts AL7 1TW
United Kingdom
Tel     : +44 (0)1707 362 722
Fax     : +44 (0)1707 393 909
Email   : careers@vega.co.uk
Web     : www.selex-si-uk.com
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                : www.vegaspace.eu

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