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[Met-jobs] Hyperspectral Infrared Sounding L2 Engineer

From "Simon Davidson" <>
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Date Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:31:47 +0200

Hyperspectral Infrared Sounding L2 Engineer based at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany



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


We are currently seeking a University educated engineer i(or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as computer science, mathematics, physics, astrophysics, meteorology or remote sensing, with at least 3 year’s experience in the field of scientific computing.


Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Start Date: July 2014

Closing date: 14 April 2014




The Key Person will be part of the HSIRL2 team. This team is responsible for the scientific development, maintenance, validation and routine monitoring of hyper-spectral infrared atmospheric sounding products in support of the development and operations of EUMETSAT’s geostationary and polar orbiting systems. The Key Person shall contribute to the continued improvement of current operational and prototype products, considering opportunities and new requirements from the user community. He/she shall support the implementation, the evaluation and the monitoring of these algorithms.

It is expected that the tasks of the Key Person will typically include:

•     Release and validation of new versions of the MTG-IRS L2 prototype

•     Integration and verification of external software deliveries in the prototype processor

•     Software anomaly fixing

•     Code optimisation

•     Development and documentation of prototype software and test procedures

•     Generation of test data

•     Statistical analysis and visualisation of hyper-spectral infrared Level 2 products

•     Support the transfer and exchange of the expertise developed with IRS L2 to the other hyper-spectral infrared missions (IASI and IASI-NG)

•     Retrieval algorithm specification, validation and tuning

•     Prototype L2 monitoring facilities


Qualifications and Experience

·         University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as computer science, mathematics, physics, astrophysics, meteorology or remote sensing;

·         At least three years of experience in the field of scientific computing;

Essential Skills

  • Numerical algorithms
  • Development and testing of complex scientific software;
  • Handling and processing of big amounts of data
  • Object oriented techniques for scientific computing
  • Software tools for revision control
  • Very good skills in a high level programming language, preferably C++
  • Advanced use of data analysis and visualisation with tools like Perl Data Language (PDL), Matlab, IDL or equivalent; preferably with satellite data


Desirable Skills


  • Inverse problems
  • Principal component analysis
  • Further mathematical modelling techniques (non-linear optimization, regression, neural networks, Kalman filters, etc.)
  • Familiarity with satellite data, preferably from IASI or other hyper-spectral infrared instruments
  • Use of radiative transfer models
  • Retrieval of atmospheric parameters from infrared and/or microwave radiances
  • Data formats and libraries such as HDF5 and NetCDF
  • Software testing
  • Validation and visualization of satellite products
  • Software libraries for numerical linear algebra and similar subroutines
  • Experience with further programming relevant languages and tools such as Perl, Python, Java, etc.
  • Multi-threads programming


Please send you CV in English to:

Simon Davidson via

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