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[Met-jobs] Meteosat Meteorological Product Support [G013-166-EUM] [P]

From Asha Parmar <>
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Date Fri, 6 Sep 2013 16:18:42 +0100

Classification: Serco Public

Meteosat Meteorological Product Support, based at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany


Serco’s space heritage over the last 40 years has placed us in the Space News Top 50 Space Industry Manufacturing and Services Companies. With over 1500 staff in the space business covering a wide spectrum of experience and skills, we convey best practice, expertise and innovation in our business. All members of our recruitment team have extensive space experience, so have the insight necessary to support you through the application process.



For our activities in EUMETSAT, we are currently seeking someone to provide support within EUMETSAT’s Remote Sensing and Products Division (RSP) to the routine monitoring and validation of satellite derived meteorological products. Within RSP, the Key Person will work in the team of the Atmospheric and Imaging Applications (AIA) in the group responsible for the routine product monitoring, validation and quality control, but in close interaction with the AIA scientists who are responsible for the development, maintenance and improvement of the processing algorithms. The focus of the product monitoring group is on the routine monitoring of the scientific quality of the operational products, validation of operational products, reaction to anomalies reported within this operational processing, support to the implementation process for new products or updates of existing products, and support to the necessary documentation work (e.g. Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Documents, Validation Reports).


The work will mainly deal with the products extracted from the series of EUMETSAT Meteosat geostationary satellites.





·         Support to the monitoring and validation activities of existing Meteosat algorithms and products;

·         Support to new and enhanced algorithms and products, especially in the area of product validation;

·         Preparation of technical notes and reports, notably with regard to validation reports;

·         Attendance at technical meetings as required;

·         Participation in RSP/AIA team meetings.


Qualifications and Requirements:


The Key Person shall have, as a pre-requisite, a university degree or comparable qualifications in Meteorology, Atmospheric Physics or related subjects, and a demonstrated experience of at least 3 years in the area of satellite meteorology or satellite data and products monitoring and quality control for optical imaging instruments.


Furthermore, at least 3 years of experience in software development in a Linux or Unix environment is required, together with at least 3 years of experience in a higher programming language as e.g. Fortran-90, C or C++.


Experience with graphics packages like IDL or Matlab would be a distinct advantage.


The Key Person is required to have the experience and capability to fulfil the assigned tasks with a minimum of supervision. The Key Person shall also possess good inter-personal skills.


The official languages of EUMETSAT are English and French. The working language for the position is English and therefore the Key Person must be able to work effectively and have good writing skills in this language.




Application procedure



All applicants must hold a current valid work permit for Germany or be EU nationals.


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     Meteosat Meteorological Product Support



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