February 2013
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[Met-jobs] 3MI Scientific Engineer

From "Simon Davidson" <>
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Date Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:34:47 +0200

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

We are currently seeking a University educated engineer in meteorology, atmospheric physics, remote sensing, or equivalent. He/she shall have a minimum of three year’s experience in the field of remote sensing.


Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Start Date: May 2013

Closing date: 15 March 2013


In-house support is sought for the ongoing scientific activities in preparation for a future 3MI mission to be flown on the EUMETSAT Polar System – Second Generation.

The Candidate will provide support within the Atmospheric Composition Team in the Remote Sensing and Products (RSP) Division of EUMETSAT, located in Darmstadt, Germany. He/she will be fully integrated in the Atmospheric Composition Team and will interface with in-house experts of various disciplines (system, instruments, operations, science), and in particular members of the Post-EPS Science Team within the RSP Division.


The tasks of the Candidate will include:


  • Development of algorithms for calibration of 3MI level 0 data with a particular focus on vicarious calibration techniques;
  • Taking into account the constraints imposed by the final goal of implementation of the products within an operational processing system;
  • Development of prototype software code for the purposes of testing and validation the algorithms developed;
  • Development of an instrument performance model based on specifications to be provided by industry;
  • Generation of test data required for the verification of the algorithm and products;
  • Generation of associated documentation including test data descriptions, Product Generation Specification (PGS), technical reports etc;
  • Interfacing with experts across EUMETSAT as needed;
  • Collaboration with expert groups and the wider scientific community outside EUMETSAT as appropriate;
  • Provision of support to algorithm, and potentially prototype software development activities, for future level 2 product development for the 3MI instrument.

In addition the Candidate will provide support to:

  • Assessment of results from scientific studies,
  • Refinement of mission requirements in response to expert advice and results of scientific studies,
  • Scientific assessments related to requirements refinements,
  • Interaction with expert teams and the conduct of expert team meetings,
  • Participation in reviews.


The tasks will evolve as the EPS-SG specifications mature in the coming years.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Have a university degree in meteorology, atmospheric physics, remote sensing, or equivalent.
  • He/she shall have a minimum of three year’s experience in the field of remote sensing.;


Essential Skills

  • Experience in atmospheric remote sensing in the optical spectrum (Ultraviolet to Infrared),
  • Experience in radiative transfer,
  • Familiarity with instrument calibration and characterisation
  • Familiarity with Earth observation systems in operational meteorology, atmospheric composition and climate monitoring (both remote sensing and in situ systems),
  • Handling and processing of remote sensing data,
  • Very good skills in a higher programming language (e.g. Fortran, C++).

Desirable Skills

  • Quality control of satellite data and products;
  • Operational product processing environments;
  • Software build environments and tools (e.g. make, imake, eclipse, insure++);
  • Source code control system, (e.g. Subversion or CVS).

Please send you CV in English to:

Simon Davidson via

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Simon Davidson

HR Manager

+44 7921 212785


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