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[Met-jobs] Infrared Sounding Engineer

From "Simon Davidson" <>
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Date Fri, 22 Jul 2011 11:05:25 +0100

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


We are currently seeking a university degree in meteorology, atmospheric physics, or equivalent

With three years of experience in the field of remote sounding


Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Start Date: As soon as Feasible

Closing date: 2 September 2011




Engineering support is sought primarily to support the ongoing EPS System calibration and validation. This support will be focussed on calibrating and validating the EPS Product Processing Facilities (PPF) and subsequently contribute to its improvement and extension, in particular for Day-2 products. This demands expertise in verification and validation, test data production, and generation of prototype processors, mainly in the domain of complex remote-sensing satellites product processors. It also requires profound knowledge of the IASI instrument and its data processing.

It is expected that the tasks of the Consultant will typically include:

  • Contribution to the validation of the IASI L2 Product Processing Facility,
  • Prototype coding of algorithms and tests procedures,
  • Generation of test data,
  • Support the verification of algorithms implementation in the operational chain
  • Analysis of validation activities and respective results;
  • Conduct and support analyses of performance, timeliness, and accuracy aspects, including the contribution to system-level budgets;
  • Assessment, validation, and improvement of the IASI prototype processors;
  • Contribution to the development of prototypes for IASI day-2 products generation,
  • Contribution to the definition and follow-up of further IASI studies;
  • Contribution to Calibration and Validation;
  • Contribution to the Calibration and Validation Plan at system level for the aspects addressed above;
  • Participation in formal reviews at System, Operations and Ground Segment level;

In an evolving way over time the consultant will provide in addition support to the algorithm definition and eventual prototype development of future IR sounding instruments, as foreseen for the Post-EPS Programme. This task will evolve as the Post-EPS specification will mature in the coming years


Qualifications and Experience

·        A university degree in meteorology, atmospheric physics, or equivalent

·        Three years of experience in the field of remote sounding


Essential Skills


·        Development of complex product processors;

·        Experience in the area of atmospheric remote sensing, including handling and processing of remotely sensed data;

·        Knowledge and Experience in the retrieval of atmospheric parameters from infrared sounding instruments;

·        Testing and verification of complex data processing systems;

·        Very good skills in a higher programming language, such as Fortran, C/C++, Java (existing product processors are written in Fortran 95 and C/C++).

·        Very good scientific and technical skills in data analysis and presentation, with adequate data analysis tools.

·        The Consultant shall be familiar with satellite instruments for Earth observation.

·        The Consultant shall have good interpersonal skills. He/she shall have the ability to write concise and comprehensive scientific/technical reports




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

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


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