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[Met-jobs] Copernicus Climate Change Service Reprocessing Engineers

From "Simon" <>
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Date Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:25:17 +0200

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


We are currently seeking two members of staff with a university degree in a relevant computer or natural science subject


Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Start Date: January 2017

Closing date: 18th November 2016




The tasks of the key persons will include:


  • Implementation, maintenance and operation of:
    • data processing systems (operational processors and processing chains) for the generation of climate data records for C3S that can handle data from satellites in geostationary and polar orbit;
    • automated climate product quality monitoring/validation tools taking benefit of existing operational tools;
    • data bases used for the data record generation and product monitoring/validation;
  • Test, verification and validation of operational processors and processing chains implemented in the operational climate data processing infrastructure;
  • Porting of prototype software, e.g., from IDL into C++/Fortran or Python;
  • Acquisition of relevant data from internal and external sources to support product quality monitoring;
  • Support to the analysis of the data record quality employing quality monitoring procedures and other validation techniques and data as appropriate;
  • Preparation of data records for the submission to the C3S CDS and ingestion into the EUMETSAT Data Centre;
  • Compilation of technical documentation of the operational processors, processing chains and data formats.


Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in a relevant computer or natural science subject


Essential Skills

  • Software engineering for data processing involving large data volumes, preferably for satellite data, including product validation;
  • Programming using C/C++ and/or Fortran 95 (and higher) programming languages as well as scripting languages, such as Python, Perl, Shell Unix/Linux environments;
  • Use and administration of data bases such as Oracle and MySQL;
  • Data formats such as NetCDF-4, HDF5, GRIB, BUFR and the decoding of binary data formats;
  • Familiarity with operational procedures for software verification and validation.
  • Strengths in analysis, synthesis and presentation of results;
  • Excellent technical writing skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and team working skills.


Desirable Skills


  • Use of satellite data for climate monitoring;
  • Measurement uncertainty analysis principles and methods


Please send you CV in English to:


Simon Davidson via


To register with HAMTEC Consulting and to view current opportunities go to our website:

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