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[Met-jobs] Meteorological Product Support Engineer (product services)

From "Simon Davidson" <>
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Date Wed, 1 Feb 2012 12:54:55 +0200

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


We are currently seeking a University educated engineer who shall have a minimum of 3 years experience of operational processing of satellite or meteorological data.


Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Start Date: 2nd Quarter 2012

Closing date: 23 February 2012




The Candidate shall work in the Meteorological Operations Division as a member of the Integration Team. The Candidate shall contribute to the implementation of algorithms and tools for the formatting of incoming and outgoing data according to user and system requirements. The Candidate shall contribute to evolution and maintenance of software tools for the monitoring and reporting of the data processing and the data quality.


The Candidate will be part of small project teams dealing with the requested changes. The Candidate will also be involved in the analysis and resolution of anomalies relating to the product generation and data formatting software.


The tasks of the Candidate will generally include:


  • Design, implementation, and validation of new algorithms and tools for reading and encoding of satellite products in various data formats (native formats, WMO formats like BUFR and GRIB, netCDF, HDF ...)
  • Documentation of changes related to implemented updates.
  • Preparation of technical notes and user information documents on product formats.
  • Maintenance and update of product generation monitoring and reporting software.
  • Investigation and resolution of anomalies related to product processing and product formatting


Qualifications and Experience

  • A University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline
  • A minimum of 3 year’s experience of operational processing of satellite or meteorological data.


Essential Skills


  • Development of operational software using Fortran, C and C++ in a UNIX environment
  • Application of scientific and operational data formats (e.g. BUFR, netCDF, HDF, GRIB, XML).
  • Configuration control of software and data
  • Implementation of software from a given specification


Desirable Skills


  • Processing of meteorological data
  • Script programming languages (shells, PYTHON, PERL, ...)
  • Operational environments
  • Visualization/prototyping tools such as IDL or Matlab
  • Calibration and validation of satellite data



The Candidate shall be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and structured manner, shall be able to work calmly and correctly under stress and must be able to work with a minimum of supervision.


Integration of software in an operational environment requires the co-ordination of various activities within the team and with other teams. The ability to work effectively in a team and good communication skills are crucial in this context.





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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