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[Met-jobs] QA4ECV ENGINEER

From "Simon Davidson" <recruit@hamtec.co.uk>
To <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:20:08 +0200

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

 

We are currently seeking having a University degree (or equivalent) engineer, the key person shall have a minimum of 3 years´ experience in the implementation of software for operational or delayed mode processing of satellite instrument data and in the validation of satellite derived products. The key person should have strong technical skills with a scientific background on retrieval of parameters using visible wavelengths, e.g., surface albedo and/or aerosol as well as knowledge of the visible calibration of Meteosat or similar instruments.

 

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Start Date: February 2015

Closing date: 1 January 2015

 

TASKS:

 

·         Assess the quality of satellite input data to be used in the BRDF/albedo product algorithm;

·         Support the BRDF/albedo definition; development, and algorithm specifications for the QA4ECV project;

·         Support to algorithm adaptation and processing environment development;

·         Implementation of the algorithm software into the EUMETSAT operational processing environment;

·         Generation of data records;

·         Analysis of the data record quality employing quality monitoring procedures and other validation techniques and data as appropriate;

·         Acquisition of relevant data from internal and external sources to support product quality monitoring;

·         Sharing of new retrieval scheme and processing procedures with international partners (e.g. JMA, NOAA/NCDC);

·         Support implementation, processing and validation of the product with other international partners e.g. JMA, NOAA/NCDC;

·         Preparation of QA4ECV data for ingestion into the EUMETSAT Data Centre;

·         Compilation of relevant data set documentation including validation reports, user guides and format descriptions;

·         Compilation of project result presentations and participation in project progress meetings.

 

Qualifications and Experience

·         University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline;

·         minimum of 3 years´ experience in the implementation of software for operational or delayed mode processing of satellite instrument data and in the validation of satellite derived products. The key person should have strong technical skills with a scientific background on retrieval of parameters using visible wavelengths, e.g., surface albedo and/or aerosol as well as knowledge of the visible calibration of Meteosat or similar instruments;

Essential Skills

  • Programming languages and C/C++ and FORTRAN;
  • Scripting languages, such as Python, Perl, shell, Tcl/Tk;
  • Analysis and graphic software such as IDL;
  • Processing of remote sensing data;
  • Calibration of satellite observations in the visible spectral range;
  • Validation of satellite products;
  • Working in international projects and/or environment.

 

Desirable Skills

 

  • Structured software development; documentation, testing and validation of application software in UNIX environments according to coding standards;
  • Operational product processing environments;
  • EUMETSAT Meteosat missions and instruments;
  • Retrieval of parameters using visible wave lengths.
  • Knowledge in the following areas would be an advantage:
  • Data bases such as MySQL and Oracle;
  • Data formats such as NetCDF (3 and 4), GRIB, HDF5, and BUFR;
  • Software build environments and tools;
  • Configuration control of software;
  • Utilisation of satellite and climate data records;
  • Production monitoring and reporting;
  • Atmospheric radiative transfer in visible range

 

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

 

 

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