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[Met-jobs] GOME-2 Level 1 Claibration and Validation Engineer

From "Simon Davidson" <recruit@hamtec.co.uk>
To <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 5 Jul 2011 11:14:12 +0100

HAMTEC Consulting a provider of quality consultants to the aerospace industry.

 

We are currently seeking a University educated engineer with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of remote sensing product data analysis including at least 2 years of experience of UV/Visible calibration and validation.

 

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Start Date: As soon as Feasible

Closing date: 12 August 2011

 

TASKS:

 

This consultancy is primarily to support the calibration and validation of GOME-2 level 1 data products. The main focus of the activity is the calibration and validation of the GOME-2 UV/Visible radiance and polarisation sensitive data, the evaluation of the long-term degradation signatures in GOME-2 data and methods for generation of degradation correction factors, cross-calibration and validation activities both with instruments of a similar class and GOME-2 instruments on Metop-A and Metop-B, and investigation of problems indicated by feedback from level 1 data users.

Associated with this activity is the development of prototype software to support the analysis and supporting documentation such as algorithm specifications, test data descriptions and validation reports. The consultant will be fully integrated in the LEO Support Team within the Meteorological Division but will also be expected to interface with experts across EUMETSAT as required.

  • The tasks of the Consultant will include:
  • analysis of in-flight calibration performance of the GOME-2 instruments on Metop- A and Metop-B
  • evaluation of the applicability of the on-ground characterisation key data to the inorbit situation of GOME-2 including radiometric and polarisation sensitivity key data including angular dependencies
  • analysis of the long-term degradation signatures on GOME-2, including from all inflight calibration sources, sun and Earthshine data
  • evaluation of methods for generation of degradation factors
  • cross-calibration and validation of level 1 radiance and polarisation data both with instruments of a similar class and GOME-2 instruments on Metop-A and Metop-B
  • development of software for the purposes of analysing the in-flight calibration performance and long-term degradation performance of the GOME-2 instrument
  • investigation of problems indicated by feedback from level 1 users
  • development of software for cross-calibration and validation activities
  • testing and validation the algorithms and analysis procedures developed;
  • provision of support to the Meteorological Operations Division for long-term instrument monitoring and implementation and validation of the any proposed inorbit corrections within the operational processing environment;
  • interfacing with experts across EUMETSAT as needed;
  • collaboration with expert groups and the wider scientific community outside EUMETSAT as appropriate;
  • The tasks of the Consultant will be carried out mainly at EUMETSAT facilities in Darmstadt, but travel within Europe may be required for certain activities.

 

Qualifications and Experience

·        A University degree in a relevant discipline

·        a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of remote sensing product data analysis including at least 2 years of experience of UV/Visible calibration and validation.

 

Essential Skills

 

·        remote sensing data analysis using UV/Visible satellite data;

·        calibration of level 0 and validation of level 1 satellite data products;

·        use of (vector) radiative transfer models;

·        the GOME-2 mission and instrument;

·        writing concise and comprehensive scientific and technical reports;

·        demonstrated skills in a higher programming language;

·        specification, design and coding of complex product processors;

·        testing and verification of complex data processing systems;

Desirable Skills

 

·        knowledge of the remaining EPS missions and instruments ;

·        quality control of satellite data and products;

·        operational product processing environments;

·        knowledge of SQL;

·        software build environments and tools (e.g. make, imake, eclipse, insure++);

·        source code control system, (e.g. Subversion or CVS).

 

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

 

Please send you CV in English to:

Simon Davidson via recruit@hamtec.co.uk

To register with HAMTEC Consulting and to view current opportunities go to our website:

http://www.hamtec.co.uk

Attachment: GOME-2 Level 1 Calibration and Validation Engineer.pdf
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