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[Met-jobs] Ultraviolet Visible Near Infra-red Product Development Support Consultant

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 7 Jan 2016 09:14:03 +0000

We are looking to further enhance our team by adding
Ultraviolet Visible Near Infra-red Product Development Support 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 key person 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 MTG Science 
and Instrument Teams.

The tasks of the key person will include:
•       Provision of support to the development of algorithms for calibration 
of UVN level 0 data;
•       Provision of support to the development of an Instrument Data Simulator;
•       Taking into account the constraints imposed by the final goal of 
implementation of the products within an operational processing system;
•       Provision of support to the development of prototype software code for 
the purposes of testing and validation the algorithms developed;
•       Provision of support to the development of an instrument performance 
model based on specifications to be provided by industry;
•       Provision of support to the development of software for 
cross-calibration and validation activities;
•       Generation of test data required for the verification of the algorithm 
and products;
•       Provision of support to the generation of associated documentation 
including test data descriptions, Product Specification (PS), technical reports 
etc;
•       Interfacing with Client experts as needed;
•       Collaboration with expert groups and the wider scientific community as 
appropriate;
•       Assessment of results from scientific studies;
•       Provision of support to operational level 2 processor development 
activities, for future level 2 product development for the UVN instrument.

The tasks will evolve as the MTG/UVN specifications mature and activities 
evolve in the coming years.


Your Profile:

The UVN Level 1 product development consultant shall have the experience and 
capability to fulfill 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 calibration and validation 
of moderate spectral resolution data in the UV/Visible/NIR part of the 
spectrum. 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 consultant shall have a minimum of 5 years experience in the 
field of remote sensing product data processing and analysis including at least 
2 years of experience of UV/Visible/NIR calibration and validation. Further the 
consultant shall have a solid background in software engineering.

Specifically the consultant shall have experience in:
•       Very good skills in a higher programming language (e.g. Fortran, C++); 
•       Working with UNIX and/or Linux operating systems; 
•       Specification, design and coding of complex product processors; 
•       Testing and verification of complex data processing systems; 
•       Handling and processing of remote sensing data;
•       Experience in atmospheric remote sensing in the optical spectrum 
(Ultraviolet to Near Infra-red);
•       Experience with instrument calibration and characterization;
•       Familiarity with Earth observation systems in operational meteorology, 
atmospheric composition and climate monitoring (both remote sensing and in situ 
systems);
•       Writing concise and comprehensive scientific and technical reports.

The following areas of expertise would be an advantage:
•       Quality control of satellite data and products;
•       Operational product processing environments;
•       Quality control of satellite data and products;
•       Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. python, Matlab, IDL, bash);
•       Knowledge of SQL;
•       Software build environments and tools (e.g. make, imake, eclipse, 
insure++);
•       Source code control system, (e.g. GIT, Subversion, or CVS);
•       Familiarity with radiative transfer.

The official languages are English and French. The working language for the 
position is English and therefore consultants must be able to work effectively 
in this language and have knowledge of the other.

REFERENCE: 15-211521
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CONTACT: recruit@moltek.net
CLOSING DATE: 28th January 2016
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 
agencies.
For more detailed information about MOLTEK go to: 
http://www.moltek.com




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