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[Met-jobs] EPS-SG Science Support (4 positions)

From "Simon Davidson" <recruit@hamtec.co.uk>
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Date Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:22:22 +0200

EPS-SG Science Support (4 positions) based at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany

 

 

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

 

We are currently seeking a University educated engineer in remote sensing, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or equivalent, with at least 3 years experience in the field of remote sensing.

 

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Start Date: April 2013

Closing date: 1 February 2013

 

TASKS:

 

The activities for these positions will include scientific aspects related to the development of the product processing facilities of the EPS-SG ground segment. The candidate will work in a matrix structure providing cross-divisional support and be hosted in the Remote Sensing and Products Division of the Technical and Science Support Department. The candidate will work at EUMETSAT Headquarters, located in Darmstadt, Germany.

The tasks and responsibilities will include:

•     Preparation of algorithm theoretical basis documents for the generation of level 1 and selected level 2 products;

•     Preparation of product generation specifications for the product processing facilities;

•     Prototyping of product generation functions;

•     Generation of product contents specifications;

•     Preparation of test data;

•     Preparation of initial calibration-validation plans;

•     Contribution to the generation of performance budgets;

•     Conduct of internal studies related to mission requirements refinements;

•     Assessment of results from external studies;

•     Contribution to the initiation of scientific support studies;

•     System meetings and activities of instrument functional chain teams (IFCT)[1] ;

•     Participation in reviews.

The support will involve close cross-divisional interactions and interface with experts in various disciplines (system engineering, instruments, operations, science).

 

Qualifications and Experience

·        University degree in remote sensing, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or equivalent;

·        At least three years of experience in the field of remote sensing in one or more of the areas listed above;

Profile

 

Scientific engineers are sought in the areas of:

 

1.  Optical imaging or;

2.  Microwave imaging or;

3.  Microwave sounding or;

4.  Scatterometry.

 

The candidate shall have the experience and capability to fulfill the assigned tasks with a minimum level of supervision.

 

Essential Skills

·        University degree in remote sensing, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or equivalent;

·        At least three years of experience in the field of remote sensing in one or more of the areas listed above;

·        Experience in satellite data processing;

·        Very good skills in a higher programming language, such as Fortran, C/C++, Java;

·        Skills in writing scientific/technical documents;

·        Familiarity with Microsoft Office;

  • Good inter-personal skills in support of team work;

 

Desirable Skills

 

  • Experience in understanding and writing requirements;
  • Experience with the specification, development and validation of satellite data processing chains;
  • Experience with calibration and product validation methods;
  • Knowledge in radiative transfer.

 

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

 



[1] The IFCT addresses the instrument chains in an interdisciplinary end-to-end fashion, i.e. from ingestion of radiance or other signals by an instrument up to the conversion of the data into products to be delivered to users.

Attachment: EPS-SG Science Support.pdf
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