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[Met-jobs] Instrument Data Processing Engineer vacancy

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:36:50 +0000

MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, 
providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from 
private and public corporations to national and international authorities and 
We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Instrument Data Processing Engineer
You will be based initially for 3 years at our client’s headquarters in 
Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this 
large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment 
with challenging tasks and responsibilities.
Your Tasks Include:
The tasks of the Consultant will typically include:

·         Supporting routine operations involving the MSG and MTP instrument 
data processing systems, including long-term evaluation of the performance of 
the instrument data processing systems;

·         Investigation of anomalies relating to the performance of the 
instrument data processing systems and the quality and availability of the MSG 
and MTP Level 1 products;

·         Supporting the further development of the MSG instrument data 
processing system, including the specification and validation of system updates;

·         Supporting the operations preparations for future MSG spacecraft;

·         Supporting Meteosat Third Generation development activities w.r.t. to 
image navigation, rectification and on board calibration;

·         Attendance at technical meetings;

·         Participation in formal reviews.

Your Profile:

In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant 
discipline, the Consultant shall have:

·         Extensive theoretical knowledge of remote sensing data processing, 
including Image Navigation and Registration (INR), radiometric correction and 
calibration algorithms;

·         A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the processing and analysis of 
data from imaging and/or sounding instruments on remote sensing spacecraft;

·         A minimum of 3 years’ experience in specifying and prototyping remote 
sensing data processing algorithms;

·         Significant experience of validating of remote sensing products and 
complex remote sensing data processing systems.

In addition, the Consultant shall have practical, demonstrable experience 

·         Algorithm software development in a Unix environment using C++/C, and 
ideally also IDL;

·         Implementation of scientific algorithms from a given specification.

Furthermore, it would be a distinct advantage for the Consultant to have 
experience with or knowledge of some of the following:

·         Imaging and sounding instrumentation for remote sensing spacecraft;

·         Spacecraft and/or ground segment operations;

·         Attitude and orbit determination techniques for geostationary 

The Consultant shall be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and 
disciplined manner, shall be able to work calmly and correctly under stress and 
must be able to work with the minimum of supervision.
Fluency in English is mandatory and a working knowledge of French would be an 
advantage, together with good communication skills.
For more detailed information about MOLTEK go to:<>

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