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[Met-jobs] Copernicus Climate Change Service Atmospheric Sounding Engineer

From "Simon" <>
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Date Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:58:38 +0200

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


We are currently seeking a member of staff with 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 person will include:

  • Import and implementation of:
    • microwave sounder correction software provided by CM SAF;
    • infrared sounder software, including updated calibration and uncertainty quantification methods provided by the FIDUCEO project;
  • Scientific analysis of:
    • the meta data and raw data quality for the additional historical HIRS instruments;
    • infrared and microwave FCDRs quality including uncertainty estimates employing quality monitoring procedures, e.g., the Virtual Observatory and other validation techniques and data as appropriate;
  • Support to the acquisition and archiving of all infrared and microwave sounder instrument data;
  • Acquisition of relevant data from internal and external sources to support product quality monitoring;
  • Support to the preparation of data records for the submission to the C3S CDS and ingestion into the EUMETSAT Data Centre;
  • Compilation of relevant data record documentation including validation reports, user guides and format descriptions;
  • Compilation of presentations and reports for the reporting to C3S and participation in C3S progress meetings as required.


Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in a relevant computer or natural science subject


Essential Skills

  • Use of atmospheric sounder data for climate monitoring;
  • Measurement uncertainty analysis principles and methods;
  • Time series analysis methods applicable to satellite data;
  • Radiative transfer in the infrared and microwave spectral range;
  • Implementation and use of software for delayed mode processing of satellite data;
  • Programming using C/C++ or Fortran 95 (and higher) programming languages as well as scripting languages, such as Python, Perl, Shell;
  • Working in unix/linux environments;
  • Data formats such as NetCDF-4, HDF5, GRIB, BUFR and the decoding of historical data formats.
  • Strengths in analysis, synthesis and presentation of results;
  • Excellent technical writing skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and team working skills.


Desirable Skills


  • Use of data bases such as MySQL and Oracle;
  • Calibration of infrared and microwave satellite instruments;
  • Basic understanding of System Engineering Concepts;
  • Processing and monitoring of large volume of remote sensing data;
  • Familiarity with operational procedures for software verification and validation;
  • Operational product processing environments;


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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