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[Met-jobs] Aerosol Product Development Consultant

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Sun, 25 Oct 2015 21:13:27 +0000

We are looking to further enhance our team by adding a
Aerosol Product Development Consultant
You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in 
Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this 
large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment 
with challenging tasks and responsibilities.
Your Tasks Include:
The consultant will be fully integrated in the Atmospheric Composition Team 
within the Remote Sensing and Products Division but will also be expected to 
interface with experts as required.
The tasks of the Key person will include:
•       Development of algorithms for aerosol products from instruments on the 
Metop series of satellites with a particular focus on multi-instrument aerosol 
products, drawing on the science of current established products from 
hyperspectral infrared and UV/Visible sounders and multi-channel imagers (PMAp);
•       Evaluation and refinement of aerosol algorithms for the current MSG 
SEVIRI instrument;
•       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 
validating the algorithms developed;
•       Generation of test data required for the verification of the algorithm 
and products; 
•       Validation of the products produced by the prototype software code 
using independent data;
•       Generation of associated documentation including test data 
descriptions, Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents (ATBD), Product User 
Guides, Calibration and Validation Plan, Validation reports etc;
•       Provision of support for implementation and validation of the products 
within the operational processing environment;
•       Interfacing with experts as needed;
•       Collaboration with expert groups and the wider scientific community 
outside Client as appropriate;
•       Provision of support for algorithm development and potentially 
prototype software development for future polar orbiting missions including 
next generation hyperspectral infrared and UV/Visible sounders and 
multi-channel imaging instruments with improved potential for deriving aerosol 

The tasks of the Key person will be carried out mainly at our Client facilities 
in Darmstadt, but travel within Europe may be required for certain activities.

Your Profile:

The key person shall have the experience and capability to fulfil the assigned 
tasks with a minimum of supervision and have good inter-personal skills. He/she 
shall be familiar with satellite instrument characteristics for Earth 
observation, in particular for atmospheric composition, meteorology and climate 
monitoring. He/she shall have the ability to write concise and comprehensive 
scientific and technical reports.
In addition to having a University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant 
discipline, the Key person shall have a minimum of 5 years experience in the 
field of remote sensing product development including at least 2 years of 
aerosol product development.
Specifically the key person shall have experience in:
•       Aerosol optical and micro-physical properties retrieval from satellite 
•       Inverse modeling of atmospheric composition using infrared and UV-VIS 
(vector) radiative transfer models;
•       Calibration and validation of satellite data products;
•       The EPS missions and instruments; 
•       Writing concise and comprehensive scientific and technical reports in 
•       Demonstrated skills in a higher programming language, preferably in C++;
•       Specification, design and coding of complex product processors;
•       Testing and verification of complex data processing systems.

The following areas of expertise would be an advantage:
•       Familiarity with the retrieval of aerosol optical and microphysical 
properties from hyperspectral infrared satellite data
•       Familiarity with aerosol retrieval algorithm from geostationary 
satellites (e.g. from SEVIRI);
•       Quality control of satellite data and products;
•       Operational product processing environments;
•       Software build environments and tools (e.g. make, imake, eclipse, 
•       Source code control system, (e.g. Subversion or CVS).
The official languages are English and French. The working language for the 
position is English and therefore Key person must be able to work effectively 
in this language and have knowledge of the other.

REFERENCE: 15-211381
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 27th November 2015
MOLTEK has been serving the space and aerospace industries since 1995, 
providing international consultancy services for a wide variety of clients from 
private and public corporations to national and international authorities and 
For more detailed information about MOLTEK go to:

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